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Mobile testing toolkit helps OEMs validate consistent Skype experience on Android devices

Skype is the most popular video calling application on Android handsets and tablets with more than 90 million downloads. As more and more Android devices enter the market, we want to ensure that every Skype user gets the best video-calling… Read more

Help Peace One Day and Skype Support Peace Efforts Around the World

Skype has been proud to play a role in enabling the mission of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to promoting non-violence in all its forms, for over 3 years. One of Peace One Day's goals is to inspire a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world. To help Peace One Day achieve that goal, we created together in 2010 a Global Education Resource for teachers promoting intercultural co-operation, global citizenship, and non-violence. We have received positive feedback from the thousands of teachers using the material as part of their curriculum. Read more

Take two Skype calls and I'll see you in the morning

It’s always great to see Skype helping businesses run more efficiently and cost-effectively, but it’s particularly gratifying when I learn about ways Skype plays a positive role in professions that directly impact people’s health and well-being. That’s why I’m excited… Read more

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Brainstorm together, even when you aren't

Many of Skype’s business users work remotely, and generally, we tend to hear from you that the pros outweigh the cons. From time to time, however, I’ll hear remote workers say that they miss the in-person brainstorm sessions common in… Read more

Forging the bond between coach and athlete over Skype

As athletes climb to higher levels of competition, their relationship with their coach becomes more essential – and way more complex. Few manage that intricate bond better than top NCAA and Olympic swimming coach Kim Brackin. Founder of Brackin Elite… Read more

Skype 5.11 for Windows – Beta

Today we have released a Beta version of Skype 5.11 for Windows. In this release, we are enabling Skype users to reach even more of their friends and family. We've added beta support for: Sharing Instant Messages with friends… Read more

Skype 5.11 for Mac – Beta

Today we have released a Beta version of Skype 5.11 for Mac. In this release, we are enabling Skype users to reach even more of their friends and family. We have added beta support for: • Sharing Instant Messages… Read more

Skype joins Lady Gaga for the Born This Way Ball Tour

What's missing from this equation: Lady Gaga + Skype + _____ = Born This Way Ball world tour? You, of course. Skype and Lady Gaga are teaming up to bring fans brand new experiences along her monumental world tour. Skype… Read more

Bringing Families Together When They're Apart

“Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face-to-face with our own existence,” says New York-based photographer John Clang. His intimate series “Being Together” does just that. In Being Together, Clang uses Skype and video projectors to create a… Read more

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