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'The Reel' Welcomed as New House Band for the Join Say it with Skype App

This past May, we introduced Join Say it with Skype, a contest that gave up-and-coming bands and aspiring musicians the chance to be featured in our group video greeting app Say it with Skype. Soon after, we were flooded with tons of unique entries from all corners of the world. From soul singers in New Zealand to grunge rock bands from the U.S. Deep South, we sifted through the vast range of entries and picked out the most notable performances to present to our celebrity judging panel. That panel, comprising of legendary MTV host and music historian Matt Pinfield, Pete Wentz of Black Cards and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, deliberated over the finalists by scoring each of them on their musical merits, creativity and performance skills. Read more

Ipri Philadelphia takes LinkedIn marketing to Hungary, with Skype

LinkedIn marketing expert and Skype user Victoria Ipri likes to joke about sticking pins into a world map to mark every client from a foreign country. Her digital marketing agency, Ipri Philadelphia, helps companies all over the world put their… Read more

A Chance to Change the World

Students are making a difference to all of us; they're improving our lives with the use of innovative technology. Jessica Watson, Young Australian of the Year and the youngest person to sail around the world solo, points out students have… Read more

Skype 5.10 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.10 for Windows. Please download the most recent version of Skype for Windows today and let us know what you think on our Support Network. Or in case you notice… Read more

Skype 5.8 for Mac hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype for Mac. Please update to the latest version of Skype for Mac and leave us feedback by visiting our Support Network or by reporting issues on our public issue tracker. Resolved… Read more

Classrooms to meet professional diver Tom Daley over Skype…and yours could be one of them

Earlier this year we announced that Skype in the Classroom had joined forces with leading organisations to enable amazing shared learning experiences. As part of our partnership with Penguin Books, we are delighted to be able to offer three classrooms… Read more

Meetings a mess? Try the sound of silence

We've all heard the complaints: meetings take too long, involve too many people, do not produce clear decisions, and take time away from completing "real" work. That's why we're so excited to learn about Donnie Maclurcan and Janet Newbury's ingenious… Read more

Leave No Partygoer Behind This 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, Skype fans! Nothing says summertime quite like a swimming pool, some fireworks and more than enough barbecue to go around. But with everyone's busy schedules, it's possible that the whole family may not be able to… Read more

Skype Counseling Takes Center Stage on Showtime's 'Web Therapy' with Lisa Kudrow

Tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET, the second season of ‘Web Therapy’ starring Lisa Kudrow, premiers. In the show, the therapist played by Kudrow counsels her clients (played by some big name actors) via Skype. Watch the teaser trailer… Read more

Chat With Katy Perry Live via Skype!

Calling all Katy Cats! Tomorrow, July 3, at 2 PM UK time, Katy Perry is going to be chatting LIVE with her fans via Skype. The call, created in partnership with MSN and Paramount Pictures, will be broadcast all around… Read more

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