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Who Says Doctors Don’t Do House Calls Anymore? They Do on Skype!


Like most people, Cristina isn’t a fan of dragging herself to the doctor’s office when she’s sick. And don’t even get her started about getting stuck in traffic or, worse, stuck in the waiting room when she’d be better off in bed. Moreover, this Seattle-area working mother of two says, “Appointments have become increasingly rushed … Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 19

I’m happy to announce that we’ve just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows (version 6.6) with support for Firefox 19. Download the new Skype Click to Call now and let us know what you think by sharing feedback on the Skype Support Network or by reporting the odd bug on our public issue tracker. Read more

Skype 1.5 for Windows 8 with file sharing

Today we have released Skype 1.5 for Windows 8. You can download it through the Windows Store. With version 1.5, we have added file sharing, so you can send and receive photos or documents while instant messaging or calling your friends and family. We’re listening to our users, and file sharing has been one of … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Community Now 50,000 Teachers Strong

When Skype launched our global community for educators, Skype in the classroom, we wanted to help educators all over the world provide more interesting and exciting learning experiences to their students.  The community has been running for a little over a year and a half, and the creative lessons we’ve seen teachers conduct – from … Read more

Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

Pandora's Key

Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

A view on Skype + Lync: ‘From the Living Room to the Board Room’

Today I’m here at the sold out Lync Conference in sunny San Diego. Tony Bates, the president of Skype division for Microsoft, just finished his keynote address, unveiling a clear vision for the future of communications, which is about enabling people to connect wherever they are, from the living room to the board room. “We … Read more

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs


We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

Skype and Messenger Coming Together: The Next Chapter

Skype is known around the world for helping people stay close whenever they’re apart.  It makes us proud that more than 280 million people choose Skype to connect with their loved ones and colleagues every month. We love the opportunity to help more people laugh, gossip, share stories or just spend time together.  That’s why … Read more

Tell Us Your #SkypeLove Story!


Every day is a perfect day to show someone just how much you love them, and we know Skype can play a big role in connecting you with that special person you care a lot about.  Regardless if you use Skype for sending instant messages, making calls from your mobile phone, having a video call on … Read more

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