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Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in June

With their busy schedules and glamorous travels, celebrities often find themselves needing to be in two places at the same time. What's the solution? Many celebrities have been turning to Skype video calling to stay in touch with family, friends… Read more

'The Reel' Welcomed as New House Band for the Join Say it with Skype App

This past May, we introduced Join Say it with Skype, a contest that gave up-and-coming bands and aspiring musicians the chance to be featured in our group video greeting app Say it with Skype. Soon after, we were flooded with tons of unique entries from all corners of the world. From soul singers in New Zealand to grunge rock bands from the U.S. Deep South, we sifted through the vast range of entries and picked out the most notable performances to present to our celebrity judging panel. That panel, comprising of legendary MTV host and music historian Matt Pinfield, Pete Wentz of Black Cards and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, deliberated over the finalists by scoring each of them on their musical merits, creativity and performance skills. Read more

Leave No Partygoer Behind This 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, Skype fans! Nothing says summertime quite like a swimming pool, some fireworks and more than enough barbecue to go around. But with everyone's busy schedules, it's possible that the whole family may not be able to… Read more

Skype Counseling Takes Center Stage on Showtime's 'Web Therapy' with Lisa Kudrow

Tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET, the second season of ‘Web Therapy’ starring Lisa Kudrow, premiers. In the show, the therapist played by Kudrow counsels her clients (played by some big name actors) via Skype. Watch the teaser trailer… Read more

Chat With Katy Perry Live via Skype!

Calling all Katy Cats! Tomorrow, July 3, at 2 PM UK time, Katy Perry is going to be chatting LIVE with her fans via Skype. The call, created in partnership with MSN and Paramount Pictures, will be broadcast all around… Read more

World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Surprises Fan with Skype Video Call

Here's a pop-quiz: what do Skype and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have in common? While perhaps not a match made in heaven at first glance, we definitely have more similarities that you'd think. Skype has hundreds of millions of users… Read more

Beckham's first coach in disbelief as David misses out on the Olympics

During the run-up to the Olympics, Skype will be airing a number of exclusive interviews with friends and family of top Olympic athletes. Today, David Beckham’s first coach, Stuart Underwood, expresses his disbelief that Beckham wasn’t selected for GB’s football… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype

In some ways, celebrities are just like us: they like to stay connected with their loved ones, share their amazing experiences and even shine the spotlight on some of their favorite stories using Skype. As a continuation of our monthly… Read more

Business Students Use Skype to Connect with Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

Are you a budding business professional? If you are, you would likely love the chance to pick the brain of someone who has successfully navigated the business world – to learn about what sparked their interest and eventually what ignited… Read more

Call for Entries: Skype, Pete Wentz, Ryan Tedder and Matt Pinfield are Looking for the Next "Say it with Skype" App House Band

Attention unsigned bands: Skype is looking for the next big music act! As a continuation of our Say it with Skype campaign, we're giving unsigned bands a chance at stardom: they can become part of the Say it with Skype app as the new house band. Read more

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