Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Brussels gets busy supporting an open, high quality Internet

EU "Hackathon" this week brought coders and developers together to work on transparency in network quality and Internet access, and coincided with a European Parliament event on the need to protect the open Internet Skype co-sponsored a special 24-hour 'hackathon'… Read more

Skype Helps Cities Improve the Bottom Line

With few signs of improved economic recovery around the world, leaders in the United States and abroad are tackling the issues of potential debt crises and high unemployment. But these are not just problems facing nationally elected officials. City and… Read more

Variability of Video Calling Experience

From anonymous feedback that people on Skype provide us through their rating of video calls, we've put together an analysis of the varying quality and experience of Skype video calling by location. Our goal is to allow people on Skype to compare their experience with Skype video calling to that of others in the same location to determine if using a different network provider might improve their call quality. Read more

What's the world talking about?

We all love to talk and keep in touch in person and use Skype video calls. But, what has the world been talking about over the past few weeks? Read on and find out more. Kim Kardashian Whether we’re gossiping… Read more

Mentoring through Skype

Recently, several news stories about mentors using Skype caught my attention. These examples demonstrate how educators are increasingly using Skype in new and exciting ways to help engage and educate their students. Ever thought of mentoring though Skype? Gibson Southern… Read more

Celebrate Internet Week Europe 2011 with free Skype WiFi in the UK

To celebrate Internet Week Europe 2011 (7 -11 Nov) we're giving everyone in the UK up to 60 minutes of free access to public wireless hotspots with Skype WiFi. Skype WiFi is the convenient, one-click way to get online at… Read more

Skype Click to Call Supports Firefox 8 and Chrome 15

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched an update to Skype Click to Call for Windows , which includes the following: Support for Firefox 8 and Chrome 15 (Skype Click to Call is also available for Chrome, Firefox and… Read more

Famous faces we'd love to see on Skype

You know that game where you think-up which celebrities you’d love to have round your dinner table? Well, if you’re having them over for dinner, why not use Skype too? Read on and find out more about stars we’d love… Read more

The Periodic Table of Skype

Chemistry between people is great. It makes us feel happy and connected, and gets us talking and staying in touch. And, because the chemistry involving Bunsen burners and test tubes is just as great, we've put together a periodic table… Read more

Fall Fun with Skype

Halloween is behind us and Thanksgiving is just weeks away, so right now many people are taking advantage of the last few weeks of fall and squeezing in fun outdoor activities before the cold strikes! No matter how you plan… Read more

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