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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

(Video) calling all small business: big savings, better collaboration

Why has desktop video conferencing been catching on in a big way in recent years, and how can it help your small business? In a recent webinar, we joined Nemertes Research in taking a look at just that: the rise… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There’s an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is “tomorrow.” It’s a favorite refrain for anyone who’s put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Is your home office ready for its close-up?

Most home-based business owners love the benefits: no commute, (very) flexible dress codes, mid-afternoon dog-walking breaks. But some of those pros can quickly turn to cons when you have a Skype video call with a colleague, client or business associate…. Read more

Checking in on Man's Best Friend Using Skype

Pining for some additional one-on-one time with your pup? Worried that your new kitten will wreak havoc in your house while you’re away? If so, you’re not the only one! While we initially thought pets using Skype was simply a… Read more

The Dos and Don'ts of "Skype Etiquette"

Everybody’s got pet peeves. It’s human nature that inevitably some things will annoy us. Skype makes it easier to stay in constant touch with your friends and family, but it also can make it easier to bother them, too. There’s… Read more

Skype in the workspace beta member shares tips on getting started

By now you may be familiar with Skype in the workspace, a new community we're building that's designed to help small businesses connect and grow. We'd like to share a post from Mark Ralphs, one of our beta users, who… Read more

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