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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

How to use Skype to share holiday spirit

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The holidays are a time when people want to gather with family and friends, but it’s not always easy to get together in person. At Skype, making it easier for you to stay connected when you’re apart, on whatever device you have, is at the heart of what we do. Skype wants to help you … Read more

2015: Skype’s year in review

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2015 has been a big year at Skype and we hope that the updates to our products helped you create those magical moments and gave you the freedom to connect with your family, friends and colleagues, wherever they may be. Here are a few highlights from this past year. New ways to get together One … Read more

Sharing made easy with Skype 6.8 for iPhone and iPad

Skype 6.8 for iOS

You may have noticed that we’re updating Skype for iPhone and iPad more often than ever. Our goal with each new release is to bring you something new to enjoy that helps you stay closer to friends and family. Today, we’re excited to release Skype 6.8 for iPhone and iPad – please head over to … Read more

How to have the most wonderful Skype call

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As you know, Skype exists to bring you closer to those who are dear to you, even when you’re far apart. And if you have young children you’ll know that the person dearest to them at this time of year is none other than jolly ol’ Saint Nick, even though the North Pole is a … Read more

Skype takes a journey to “The Other Side” with Sage Kotsenburg

Sage Kotsenburg

Hitting the slopes at five, making his US Open debut at 12, winning the Dew Tour overall title and silver at the European X Games at 16, and then Olympic gold at 20 – Sage Kotsenburg is the poster child for hard work and snowboarding success. After his Olympic win, Sage decided to take a … Read more

Meet Melisa, our second My Match Day Winner

Full Time Devils

Another match day, another winner. We’re pleased to announce our second lucky soccer success. This time, we’d like you to meet Melisa Shirin from Amsterdam, and her long-distance boyfriend, Andy Rivera, from Puerto Rico. Melisa entered the contest in September when Skype and their partners The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS asked you to share your Manchester … Read more

Presents with a Skype theme

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The holiday season is right around the corner, with all of the magic, joy and panicked last-minute present shopping that it brings. With just two short weeks left before the holidays, you might already be putting the bows on the last of your presents. If you’re still looking for inspiration though, we’ve got a few … Read more

Olá! Skype Translator welcomes Portuguese

Skype Translator

Starting today, Skype Translator will include Brazilian Portuguese as one of its seven spoken languages offered for speech-to-speech translation. With Brazilian Portuguese as one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, today’s news is yet another step in Skype’s mission to help people connect through conversation simply and easily, regardless of where you … Read more

Skype and Metro Wines share a taste for success

Metro Wines

Travelling to France, Italy or Napa Valley to sample the world’s most renowned grands crus is certainly a highlight in any wine enthusiast’s life. But what if travel isn’t an option? John Kerr and Gina Trippi, owners of Metro Wines in Asheville, North Carolina, have the solution: Skype. Metro Wines, a small wine shop with … Read more

Story time with Skype and Simon the Squid

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For working parents, spending quality time with family isn’t always easy. That’s why Skype teamed up creative agency Pereira O’Dell and illustrator Darren Farrell to create Simon the Saxophone-Playing Squid, a children’s book that parents can read to their kids using the screen sharing feature on Skype anytime, anywhere. The story follows Simon, a curious … Read more

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