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Thanks for Making Skype a Part of Your Daily Lives – 2 Billion Minutes a Day!

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Today, we are excited to celebrate that our Skype users – YOU – are spending more than 2 billion minutes connecting with each other!  2 BILLION MINUTES! But just how big is 2 billion minutes, you ask? That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than … Read more

想搵工跳槽嗎?五大終極Skype面試秘訣讓你馬到功成!

曾幾何時,透過Skype面試是一件新奇的事。現在巳變得越來越普及,更進而引發起一系列討論探討Skype的禮儀,及如何在Skype視頻通話中留下最好印象。 外界有許多人自稱為專家, 而Skype全球招聘經理James Gould以及Skype Read more

Talk to your Messenger Contacts on Skype

We’ve got good news to share! Skype and Messenger are coming together. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger… Read more

Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web (CU-RTC-Web)

This is a cross-post of an article from the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog. Today, we are pleased to announce Microsoft's contribution of the CU-RTC-Web proposal to the W3C WebRTC working group. Thanks in no small part to the exponential improvements… Read more

What Does Skype's Architecture Do?

In the last few days we have seen reports in the media we believe are inaccurate and could mislead the Skype community about our approach to user security and privacy. I want to clear this up. At Skype, we continue… Read more

GroupMe Partners Up to Introduce a New Generation to Tech Jobs like QA

Today I'm excited to launch SummerQAmp, an initiative to train a new workforce in high-tech skills, specifically Quality Assurance, and help create tech jobs for American youth. Developed as a commitment to the White House's Summer Jobs+ initiative, the movement… Read more

32 million people concurrently online on Skype

Yesterday, Skype passed a new milestone. There were 32 million people signed onto Skype at the same time. That's quite a lot of people using Skype to build and maintain meaningful connections with friends, family and co-workers by making voice… Read more

International Skype-to-Skype calling continues to accelerate in 2011

New estimates from telecom market research firm TeleGeography show that while international PSTN call traffic growth is slowing, increasing only 4% in 2011, international conversations by Skype users continued to accelerate. International Skype-to-Skype call minutes increased 48% last year to… Read more

A look back at 2011 as we look ahead into the New Year

Happy New Year! Thank you to all our customers from Skype. Download Skype to enjoy free video calls and instant messaging on your computer or smartphone. Read more

We're partnering with Indonesia's leading mobile operator

Skype is entering into a partnership with Telkomsel to extend the Skype software beyond computers to a range of mobile handsets, so consumers can take their Skype conversations with them on the go. This partnership will change the way Indonesian… Read more

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