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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Hotfix for multiple Skype clients

We are rolling out a hotfix over the next few days for multiple Skype clients to address a couple of known issues. We recommend downloading the updated versions of Skype once they are available. The affected Skype clients are:… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

Bring dispersed teams together with ongoing Skype chats

More and more often, small business owners tell us they're collaborating regularly with teams from all corners of the world. Agencies, employees and consultants working on the same project can be thousands of miles apart. Sound familiar? For growing numbers… Read more

Skype Saves a California Couple’s Wedding

What do you do when it’s mere days before your wedding and you find yourself without your groom? No, this isn’t a promo for the movie ‘The Hangover 3′ – that’s exactly what happened to Orange County, CA bride-to-be Helen… Read more

Man Connects with Birth Mother for First Time on Skype

Can you imagine the feeling of meeting your mother for the first time after 41 years? That was exactly the case for Larry Johnson of Arizona, who, after 23 years of searching, finally found his mother and reached out to… Read more

Skype in the workspace beta promoting small business success

It's hard to believe that only six weeks ago, we introduced you to our new free service for small business, Skype in the workspace. It's a community we're nurturing to help businesses like yours connect and grow. You can find… Read more

Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat

If you're headed to college this fall, there's one good thing to learn before you leave – how to stay in touch while you're away. Students often are multiple hours away from their friends and families while they're in school;… Read more

Mo Farah: global athlete connects his many worlds with Skype

Mohammed "Mo" Farah is a truly global athlete. Born in Somalia, raised in the United Kingdom and currently training in Portland, Oregon, this track star is a gold-medal favorite in the 5000 and 1000 meter run in this summer's… Read more

'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

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