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Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

How To Prepare For Your Holiday Skype Calls

It feels like just the other day that I was writing tips for those year-end Christmas Skype calls. It’s hard to think that that was almost a year ago now. It’s been a great year with lots of exciting developments for Skype. However, some things don’t change, like the pleasure of sharing your holidays with … Read more

Noël avec Skype

C’est bientôt Noël! Les bougies sont allumées, les enfants ont les yeux brillants d’impatience et les arbres scintillent dans toutes les rues. Mais que faire lorsque les membres de la famille sont dispersés aux quatre coins du monde ? Si les frères et sœurs, les parents et les amis vivent de l’autre côté du globe … Read more

3 Lucky Classrooms Get a Special Visitor Over Skype – Santa Claus!

It’s Christmas time, and you’ve definitely been nice all year. Who’s the one person you’d most want to talk to right now? For three lucky classrooms around the world, their holiday wishes came true when they got to speak… Read more

Skype spreads the spirit of Christmas to children across the UK

We recently teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London to bring some Christmas magic to patients and their families who will be in the hospital during this difficult time of year. In a world’s first, a special… Read more

Send the gift of Skype WiFi with Skype Gift Cards

Growing up in Dallas, Matt had exposure to Spanish language and Latin American culture from a very young age. After a year in college as an exchange student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he knew that he was destined to spend… Read more

Happy Holidays from Say it with Skype

It’s that time of year again when people gather from far and wide to celebrate and be merry. We’re helping friends and family connect for the holidays with our Say It With Skype video greeting app–the perfect way to send… Read more

Why Are Skype Gift Cards a Great Present? Ask a Pro.

Lindsay Roberts is a nationally recognized gift-giving expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com. She scours boutiques, magazines and the web to find creative gift ideas and connects shoppers with the stores that sell her finds. A frequent guest on news shows,… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Skype say, "Oh yes we can"

Recently, we had the pleasure of joining British TV star Craig Revel Horwood and some inspirational children at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) to launch the world’s first pantomime via Skype. On 13th December, a special performance… Read more

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