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Skype group video calling… How can you use it?

Here at Skype, we love music. We also love exploring everything group video calling can do. So when we recently had the idea to merge music and group video, we couldn't help ourselves. Without pause we got a hold of… Read more

What would you see if you video called the world this January?

Video call friends and family with Skype this January. Download Skype to enjoy free video calls to other Skype users across the world. Read more

Say happy holidays with Skype and Alice Cooper

With their 2011 release of the new 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' album, we can all agree that Alice Cooper will always be known for his macabre style, but this year the band has turned into something a lot more jollily!… Read more

The Healing Power of Laughter at Variety Magazine's Power of Comedy

This past Saturday, Skype was a proud sponsor of Variety Magazine’s Power of Comedy event, honoring comedian and actress Amy Poehler. With an impressive list of shows and films such as Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls and Parks and Recreation,… Read more

Famous faces we'd love to see on Skype

You know that game where you think-up which celebrities you’d love to have round your dinner table? Well, if you’re having them over for dinner, why not use Skype too? Read on and find out more about stars we’d love… Read more

5 Ways To Have Even More Fun With Skype

You may be having fun over Skype calls, but are you getting the most smiles out of Skype? From fast-fingered Skype short-cuts to quirky interactive artwork, read on and find out how to have even more fun with Skype…. Read more

Utilizing Skype to Change the News and Film Industries

Television and film have changed over the years, especially the use of technology within production. As gadgets and core technology evolves, the media industry evolves with them. Throughout the day, you may tune in to your local news station to… Read more

Behind the scenes of Skype emoticons

When we launched Skype 5.5 for Windows a couple weeks ago, we unveiled new emoticons plus some freshly animated versions of our old favorites. We were excited to see people trying out the new emoticons and discovering the hidden… Read more

A Salute to Oprah from Skype

A New York Times post on Facebook today asked "Will you miss The Oprah Winfrey Show?" As the Oprah Show comes to its grand finale this week, I reflect upon that question, and the answer is a plain and simple… Read more

Skype on Primetime Television

It was another big week of actors and singers talking about or using Skype on daytime and late night television. We loved when "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm and host Conan O'Brien joked about using Skype with President Obama this… Read more

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