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Skype leads Prague's rise as a global tech capital

Prague always manages to reinvent itself as a center of culture and innovation, no matter as part of the Holy Roman Empire, the Hapsburg Monarchy, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic. Now, it’s becoming an essential hub in… Read more

Five questions for the CEO of translation app VerbalizeIt

Ever been abroad and completely unable to communicate? Old-fashioned phrasebooks are maddeningly slow and even the newest translation software is anything but accurate. And if you've ever tried to conduct international business using your 10th grade French, you know language… Read more

Meet Botiful: the Skype-powered robot

Claire Delaunay's move from Paris to Palo Alto was not motivated by dreams of entrepreneurialism, but, rather, her husband's MBA at Stanford. The French roboticist didn't realize she was relocating to the heart of Silicon Valley, nor did she have… Read more

Survey predicts no respite for transport network during Games despite appetite for home working

There have been warnings for months, but today marks the first day that the true impact of the Games will be seen by London businesses and their employees. From today, up to three million extra passengers are expected to… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Updating Skype on Your Smartphone

We've seen some of you asking questions on Facebook, Twitter and the Skype Support Network regarding how to update Skype on your smartphones, and we wanted to provide you with step-by-step instructions so you can staying in touch on-the-go…. Read more

What Does Skype's Architecture Do?

In the last few days we have seen reports in the media we believe are inaccurate and could mislead the Skype community about our approach to user security and privacy. I want to clear this up. At Skype, we continue… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Upgrading Skype on Your Computer

One of our biggest goals at Skype is to ensure that our users get the best experiences out of our products no matter what platform you choose to use. This is one reason why we continually release new versions of… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Women Buy More Tech, but Men Upgrade More

Did you know that women buy tech gadgets more than men? It's true; according to market intelligence firm Parks Associates, women are more likely than men to buy tablets, laptops, and smartphones. The old stereotype is that men are the… Read more

Most UK ISPs commit to the open Internet – and all of Europe should follow

This week most major ISPs in the UK announced the launch of a "voluntary code of practice in support of the open Internet." This action, consisting of ISPs voluntarily coming together to support and commit to the open Internet is… Read more

The Benefits of Upgrading Skype

When you make a Skype call, in an ideal scenario, you click the contact, turn on your webcam, and voilà, you are able to see your friends and family all over the world. But as we all know, life isn't… Read more

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