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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Use Skype URIs to start Skype chats and calls from websites or mobile apps

Skype URIs provide a simple way for developers to initiate Skype calls and chats directly from their websites, desktop and mobile apps. As long as the user has Skype installed on their computer or mobile device, the URI will bring… Read more

Mobile testing toolkit helps OEMs validate consistent Skype experience on Android devices

Skype is the most popular video calling application on Android handsets and tablets with more than 90 million downloads. As more and more Android devices enter the market, we want to ensure that every Skype user gets the best video-calling… Read more

Spotlight on Skype's Mobile Engineering Director

“The 2010 holiday season was quickly approaching and everyone was excited about what they were doing. Getting ready for new product releases and updates was keeping everyone busier than ever. However, people were excited for a different reason as well;… Read more

Spotlight on Skype's Mobile Engineering Director

"The 2010 holiday season was quickly approaching and everyone was excited about what they were doing. Getting ready for new product releases and updates was keeping everyone busier than ever. However, people were excited for a different reason as well;… Read more

A day in the life of a Skype engineer

"It's early in the morning when we arrive at the Skype office in Tallinn, Estonia. In 12 hours, Mark Zuckerberg and Tony Bates will announce the Skype-Facebook partnership. Skype technology will power video chatting on the world's largest online social… Read more