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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Tony Bates Weighs in on Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype

I am delighted to announce the deal with Microsoft has formally closed, and Skype is now a division of Microsoft. This represents a huge leap forward in Skype’s mission to be the communications choice for a billion people every… Read more

The Transformational Power of Skype in the Classroom

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to join a dynamic community of global leaders at the 2nd Annual Social Good Summit presented by Mashable, the 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation to discuss a big idea: the power… Read more

Celebrating Video Calling on Skype's 8th Birthday

If a photo is worth 1,000 words, a video call is worth 1,000,000 words. Facial expressions and real-time reactions are the little nuances that make a conversation that much more meaningful. Every day on Skype, the great things people… Read more

Facebook video calling powered by Skype

Just a few weeks ago, Skype announced the ability to IM your Facebook friends or to 'Like' and comment on a Facebook status directly from Skype. Today, we are excited to announce that Skype's partnership with Facebook goes even further,… Read more

Skype is in 'Da House

Being a Member of Congress means juggling a schedule that would be unthinkable for most of us. Members travel back and forth between Washington, D.C. and their home districts several times a month. This travel schedule has become more… Read more

Skype announces partnership with Comcast to bring Skype (HD) video calling to more living rooms

We're excited to announce a partnership with Comcast, the largest provider of internet and cable service in the U.S. We see a lot of synergies in teaming up with Comcast to enable their customers to communicate with family and… Read more

Skype Terms of Use Updated

We've made some important changes to the Skype EULA, Skype Terms of Service, Skype.com Terms of Use. These three documents have been combined into a single streamlined document 'Skype Terms of Use', which we hope you will find simpler and… Read more

As the G8 talks Net, the Netherlands decides to protect Net Neutrality in law

This week I was at the "eG8 Forum" in Paris. Many leading figures of the Internet world spoke at this event leading up to the meeting of the world's 8 leading economies, including Skype's co-founder Niklas Zennström. Another Internet… Read more

Skype and Microsoft press conference live video feed

Today's Skype and Microsoft press conference begins at 0800 PDT / 1600 BST 1700 CEST. You can watch the live video feed above…. Read more

Microsoft will acquire Skype

I’m excited to announce that Skype and Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion US. It is an exciting day for all of us at Skype – we’ve taken a significant step… Read more

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