Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Home is Where the Skype Is…

It’s interesting to witness the ways in which Skype adoption within certain industries can positively impact business. We’ve talked about it in relation to the medical field and foreign-language instruction. Real estate is another industry seeing benefits from Skype.  We hear it’s helping business run more efficiently and allowing realtors to satisfy client demands more … Read more

Pets, Tech and a New Breed of Entrepreneur

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I talk with lots of small business owners every week, and I can’t help but notice a theme I’m hearing more and more frequently in those conversations: pets. You heard right. It seems that Fido and Fluffy are sparking a whole new breed of entrepreneurs, many of whom are incorporating technologies – Skype among them … Read more

Students Reach for the Stars After Skype Call with World-Class Astronomer

A guest blog post by teacher Shawn Avery from Dennett Elementary School in Plympton, Massachusetts. How can I connect concepts my students are learning about to real world experiences? That’s the question that teachers ponder every day. It’s easy to throw a math problem up on the board for children to solve or show them … Read more

Cooking Up Business with Skype

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Here on the Workspace blog, we talk about ways to improve your business and professional life with the help of technology. We believe nearly any business can benefit by offering virtual services, whether it helps you reach new clients, open a new line of business or simply live life the way you want. With that … Read more

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic teaching tool in their schools. If … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

VerbalizeIt expands through Skype in the workspace

Last summer, my colleague Shana Pearlman posted a blog about Ryan Frankel, the founder and CEO of an amazing company called VerbalizeIt. VerbalizeIt offers, among other translation services, bilingual human translators to translate real-time Skype voice calls between participants who… Read more

Retrofit counsels clients, connects employees and finds talent, all on Skype

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With a new year upon us, many people are planning ways to improve in 2013. Getting in shape frequently tops the resolution list. That’s one reason why business is booming at Retrofit, a Chicago-based weight loss company that offers consultations… Read more

Staying fit on Skype: VirtuFit.net

Many of us at Skype are starting to enjoy the indulgences of the season a little too much. The story’s familiar: jeans get tighter and holiday party attendance outpaces trips to the gym. An entrepreneur in Florida has come up… Read more

Putting Skype in the workspace to work: Kieran McMillan and DNA of Design

Now that Skype in the workspace is officially launched and open to the public, we wanted to hear from some of the small businesses putting it to the test. Kieran McMillan is one such Skype user. Several months ago, Kieran… Read more

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