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Skype integration for Slack now available for preview

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At Skype, we are committed to breaking down communication barriers and getting the world talking. This is why we make Skype available on multiple platforms and continue to explore more ways to help you stay connected. Today we’re releasing a preview version of Skype integration for Slack that lets teams on Slack easily make a … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Oregon Standoff

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In a remote region of eastern Oregon armed members of an anti-government militia are occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protesting what they view as an abuse of power on the part of the federal government. The protest led by Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy and other members of the Bundy family was … Read more

Skype Translator empowers more people

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Today, Skype Translator is reaching a milestone moment by completing roll out to all Skype for Windows customers! This takes Skype one step closer to our mission of empowering people to do more, even across languages. We hope that our customers can achieve their goals through relationships that would have previously been impossible. We launched … Read more

Ten years of Skype video: yesterday, today and something new…

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Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only in the sky. That same year, Skype launched a new innovation – free video calling. Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, … Read more

Skype gets you closer to football’s greatest family

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Talk about a winning team – we’re excited to announce our partnership with Liverpool FC to bring new ways for fans to connect with their beloved club, from anywhere on any device! We’ve launched the LFCofficial Skype ID. Kopites around the world can now come together via Skype to share their passion for the club, … Read more

Well I woke up this morning… and taught the blues over Skype

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It’s not every day you get to sit down with a virtuoso. In his three decades of playing and teaching blues harp harmonica, Michael Rubin has jammed and recorded with some of the leading lights of roots music. He performed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical “The Civil War” and even played the national anthem … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Canada’s newest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has captured the world’s attention with his liberal political policies, charm and good looks. Trudeau defeated Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper in 2015 with an unprecedented wave of support reminiscent of Obama’s 2008 campaign. As the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his election into office marked his return … Read more

Stay in touch with your cat over Skype

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As far as communicating by video call goes, we’ve seen a lot of ingenious and fantastic ways that people use Skype. And this one is definitely one of them. We spoke to Claire Anzai, a student at Ochanomizu University, Japan and discovered the inspiration behind the Itaneko project, an ingenious way to play with your cat … Read more

Set yourself a Skype new year’s resolution

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Ringing in a new year is often accompanied by traditions, some more serious than others. One of them might be champagne: Another? New year’s resolutions! You’ve probably got a few “So, any new year’s resolutions?” over the past few days. Of course the start of a new year isn’t the only time to set goals … Read more

A global “Happy New Year”!

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Welcoming the new year is a time for celebration, and with so many of you calling an “old acquaintance” in different countries to wish them well, it’s likely you’ll reach a friend or family member who doesn’t speak the same language as you. To help with that, we’ve created the guide below that includes time zones and languages so everyone … Read more

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