Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

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

"I look forward to Mondays"

People keep asking, "What's it like to work for Skype?" Rather than doling out a general answer, we tracked down an expert, Karlheinz Wurm, to get his story. Karlheinz joined Skype in 2005 and is currently the Product Engineering Director… Read more

Evolution of Skype Customer Support

The evolution of Skype customer support Read more

How to get Skype working in your classroom

Skype in the classroom is an online community that encourages teachers to connect and support one another through content sharing, collaborative projects and classroom connections to bring topics to life for their students. We officially launched Skype in the classroom… Read more

A week with Skype in the classroom at BETT 2012

Joe Dale, an Independent, modern foreign languages and technology consultant, brings us up to speed on his week at BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show), a trade show that takes place every year in London and showcases international… Read more

Say it with Skype and Hard-Fi

Skype and Hard-Fi have teamed up to bring you a rockin' and truly memorable group video birthday greeting. Just like the other bands on the Say it with Skype lineup, the members of Hard-Fi all use Skype to keep in… Read more

Say happy birthday with Skype and Kill The Young

Get together with Kill the Young and create an unforgettable group video greeting. Like most of the bands in our Say it with Skype lineup, Kill the Young also finds Skype super handy while they're away on tour: "Skype kept… Read more

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