Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype gets cooking with MasterChef Junior

Season one Master Chef Jr. winner Alexander Weiss is back and using Skype video messaging to challenge vloggers Hunter March and Teala Dunn to a series of culinary challenges. The vloggers take on Alexander’s cooking challenges every other week, which are inspired by dishes the contestants made on the show. Watch them take on a … Read more

Skype Translator – How it Works

As mentioned by Gurdeep Pall in this morning’s Big Blog post, today we have announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program which will kick-off with English and Spanish as the first two languages. We couldn’t be more excited; Skype Translator is the result of decades of research in speech recognition, automated translation, … Read more

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, … Read more

Computer Science Education Week: Maine Students Meet Minecraft Designer on Skype

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Roughly 90% of schools don’t teach computer science. Yet, it is estimated that one million computer science jobs will go unfilled every year!* This Computer Science Education Week, Skype set out to change that and get kids excited about computer science careers. Through a new Code.org partnership, classrooms can connect via Skype with the experts … Read more

Save and share your videos with Skype Qik

For our second release of Skype Qik, we’ve focused on addressing some of your top requests and issues. Many of you have requested to save your own videos to your phone. That way if you record something in Qik, you get to keep it. Tap on one of your own videos when you’re in a … Read more

Two Birds, One Award-Winning Brewery, and Plenty of Skype

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Between co-running Australia’s first ever women-owned brewery Two Birds, and facilitating the Aussie branch of Pink Boots Society—an international nonprofit set on inspiring and empowering lady brewers all over the world—Jayne Lewis works up quite a thirst. Lucky for her, she’s surrounded by an ever-pouring selection of her own highly inspired, award-winning craft brews—brews that … Read more

Guest Blog: Sharks4Kids Founder Jillian Morris

Over the last year, our team has had Skype calls with nearly 14,000 students aged 3-18, in 25 countries including Australia, Cambodia,  , Serbia and Kenya. That’s a lot of students, and even more shark-talk. On October 30, 2013 I did my first Skype call through Skype in the classroom’s Exploring Oceans program – this … Read more

Help out Santa with Skype and NORAD

Santa Claus is a busy man. In between preparing for Christmas Eve and teaming up with Skype and NORAD to help map out his worldwide present delivery, there’s hardly time left to enjoy some milk and cookies. Of course, not everyone has his reindeer-powered sled for holiday traveling, and sometimes loved ones can’t always spend … Read more

Skype and Lync deliver video calls

Last year we made it possible for Skype and Lync customers around the world to connect with each other from across these platforms using instant messaging and audio calling. Today marks the next stage in this journey: we’re excited to announce that Skype users can now video call their Skype contacts on Lync, and vice … Read more

Update Your Seasonal Traditions with a Side of Tech

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With the holidays quickly approaching, there may or may not be figgy pudding in your future. But, long before the table is set—long before the oven is preheated—there’s some preliminary planning to do. That’s where we come in. With these handy tips, we’ll keep your up-and-coming event organized, coordinated, and full of plenty of cheer. … Read more

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