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Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.

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Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

Top 7 ways to keep in touch with your college kid

Just because your college student has finally flown the nest doesn’t mean you have to give up on being part of their day-to-day lives. While studying and socializing are sure to keep their schedule packed, there are plenty of ways to touch base and shower your scholar with love and support. The following list features … Read more

Skype and Acer send fans on virtual adventures (and one real one)

The everyday grind can be monotonous. That’s why Skype is teaming up with Acer to bring intrigue to the daily lives of fans with an online scavenger hunt filled with prizes and adventure. From July 30th through September 12th, those looking to break their mundane routine can add AcerExplorer5 on Skype to begin their virtual quest … Read more

Skype brings Turnpike Troubadours and their fans together

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Even if you’re sitting front and center during a concert, there’s still a barrier between the fans and the band. That’s why we decided to bridge that barrier by helping give fans of Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours an exclusive backstage experience. While bringing some country twang to the Ones to Watch with Skype tour, the Turnpike … Read more

You’ve got mail – how to update your contact email address on Skype

Here at Skype we’re serious about keeping people connected. It’s pretty much our raison d’etre. Whether it’s through instant messages, video calls, voicemails or video messages, we believe that having the right way to deliver your message is crucial to keeping your nearest and dearest close to you. We also like to stay connected with … Read more

3 tools to help entrepreneurs get off the ground

At Skype, we know how daunting the path from idea to launch can be for a business owner. Even when you have an incredible idea, you can get stuck trying to figure out the answers to tough questions, such as: who can I turn to for advice, especially when I need it most? Where can … Read more

Because I’m (happy) – having fun with Skype emoticons

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I enjoy a bit of Skype-based tomfoolery from time to time. Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, even this guy: Emoticons are a great way of having some fun with Skype. You can use them to express your every mood, whether you’re (happy), … Read more

Join the mayhem for a chance to win an Xbox One

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete against your best friend in an epic game-off? That’s exactly what internet comedy duo Jake and Amir will be doing during Level 48. The rules – 2 days, 5 games, and Skype on Xbox One as their only contact with the outside world. The kicker – the fans decide what happens … Read more

Skype 5.0 for Android: find your friends automatically

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Helping you keep in touch with the people who matter most in your life has always been a key goal for us here at Skype. But with more than 300 million users, we know that sometimes finding your friends on Skype can be a challenge. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a brand new feature for Android … Read more

Lighting Up Skype on Android for Amazon Fire

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As you know, we’re committed to delivering the best possible Skype experience across any platform – bringing you closer to the people you care about most. Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes.  And today we’re excited to add … Read more

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