Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 2

At the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher on the final day of the event where I detailed the future of Skype.

Last week, I reviewed my discussion with Kara about the growth of Skype after we joined forces with Microsoft, and talked about our commitment to recruitment and talent acquisition. In this post, I'll talk about my discussion with Kara on the product side, our vision to continue being a user-driven company and how this will all drive Skype's ultimate goal of becoming an essential tool for everyday global communications. Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 1

Last week at the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I had the privilege of sitting down for an on-stage Q&A with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. At the onset of our discussion, we acknowledged that the communications landscape is transforming each and every day before our eyes. We discussed the implications of Microsoft and Skype joining forces, what progress we have made so far and what's next for Skype. Read more