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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Steven Tyler Holds Memorable Skype Call with Boy Battling Cancer

While we generally see celebrities walking the red carpet or crossing the big screen in major hit films, we recently came across an amazing every day story that inspired us involving Aerosmith front man, rock star and American Idol judge… Read more

We're Hiring

The word is out. Everyone from the BBC to the New York Times is saying that we have some “400 job openings.” Not only are these rumors true, but we need to add all of those jobs by the… Read more

Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.9 for Windows. The newly released build resolves an issue which made Skype to use excess amount of system resources on the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 8400. We would… Read more

User Feedback Wanted: Skype and Bluetooth Headsets for iOS, Android

The Skype Support Network has proven to be an invaluable tool for Skype users to help one another and to get great advice from our experts. But every now and then, we notice that a bigger issue crops up where we need to get more detailed information before we fix a problem. Read more

Show and tell: how Airdex uses Skype to beat the language barrier

Imagine your company has developed ultra-lightweight, recyclable packaging to make shipping safer, more cost effective and green, and you'd like to tell potential partners in China what it looks like, what it's made of, how big it is and how… Read more

Skype Click to Call New User Interface for MAC and PC Gold & Firefox 13 support

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched a new User Interface for Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.0.102 and Firefox 13 support. Additionally we have a new Skype Click to Call product for MAC Safari users which… Read more

Skype Chain Letter

We have received reports of a chain letter circulating around the Internet asking Skype users not to upgrade to the newest version of Skype. This letter is another example of an Internet scam that attempts to trick people into paying… Read more

Call for Entries: Skype, Pete Wentz, Ryan Tedder and Matt Pinfield are Looking for the Next "Say it with Skype" App House Band

Attention unsigned bands: Skype is looking for the next big music act! As a continuation of our Say it with Skype campaign, we're giving unsigned bands a chance at stardom: they can become part of the Say it with Skype app as the new house band. Read more

Six ways to control communications costs with Skype

As a small business owner, you've seen firsthand how communications costs can stack up quickly. Problem is, small businesses need professional communication tools, but without a hefty price tag or the burden of heavy IT involvement. So, what should you… Read more

Armed Forces Members Serving Overseas use Skype to Witness the Birth of their Children

In light of Memorial Day, we've been thinking a lot about how military members and their families – whether they're veterans or those on active duty – have used Skype to communicate across long distances. A recent trend has demonstrated… Read more

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