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How to have the most wonderful Skype call

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As you know, Skype exists to bring you closer to those who are dear to you, even when you’re far apart. And if you have young children you’ll know that the person dearest to them at this time of year is none other than jolly ol’ Saint Nick, even though the North Pole is a … Read more

Story time with Skype and Simon the Squid

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For working parents, spending quality time with family isn’t always easy. That’s why Skype teamed up creative agency Pereira O’Dell and illustrator Darren Farrell to create Simon the Saxophone-Playing Squid, a children’s book that parents can read to their kids using the screen sharing feature on Skype anytime, anywhere. The story follows Simon, a curious … Read more

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

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Isolation. Of the side-effects related to cancer, it’s one most people don’t consider. And when the patient is a child, it puts their emotional development at stake as well. The consistent medical tests, treatments, and bed-rest can disrupt a school-going schedule for months, making it hard for a child to keep up with studies or … Read more

Skype : pour que nos enfants s’épanouissent partout dans le monde !

Aujourd’hui, c’est la Journée Internationale des droits de l’Enfance. A cette occasion nous avons souhaité nous rappeler la façon dont Skype aide les enfants à communiquer, apprendre et à découvrir le monde. Apprendre d’autres langues et découvrir d’autres cultures sans quitter la salle de classe Il y a quelques années, Skype a lancé une plateforme, … Read more

C’est aussi la rentrée pour Skype in the Classroom

En cette semaine de rentrée des classes et une semaine après la célébration des 10 ans d’existence de Skype, nous souhaitions parler d’un programme qui nous tient particulièrement à cœur : Skype in the Classroom. Le programme d’éducation de Skype permet d’ouvrir les salles de classe, pour faire vivre aux enfants du monde entier des … Read more

Saga de l’été : les plus belles histoires de Skype (1/3)

Skype est principalement connu pour sa fonction première : rester proches de ceux que nous aimons malgré la distance. Et pourtant, Skype fait beaucoup plus et est à l’origine de nombreuses histoires humaines aussi émouvantes qu’inattendues, en partie grâce à son implication dans des projets d’éducation. Nous avons décidé de profiter de l’été, une période … Read more

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Armed Forces Members Serving Overseas use Skype to Witness the Birth of their Children

In light of Memorial Day, we've been thinking a lot about how military members and their families – whether they're veterans or those on active duty – have used Skype to communicate across long distances. A recent trend has demonstrated… Read more

Hyped about Skype – Ivy House School wins MOVE Day

Nigel Carter, Director of Education and Business Development, MOVE Europe When MOVE Europe was seeking prizes earlier this year for our annual National MOVE Day, we were delighted to receive the support of Skype and the contribution of Skype gadgets… Read more