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Songwriter Uses Skype to Help Students Weather the Storm

Harsh winter weather in the Southeastern U.S. recently forced students and teachers in some cities to spend the night in their classrooms. Roger Day, a father of three and an award-winning children’s singer and songwriter who lives in Nashville, Tennessee heard about these snowed-in students. He knew music would bring comfort and joy to the anxious … Read more

Your Holiday Helper is Here!

‘Tis the season to get together with family and loved ones to feast, reflect and — of course — open gifts! However, according to a recent survey we conducted with Harris Interactive, not everyone will get to be “home for the holidays.” In fact, three-quarters (77%) of Americans will be traveling away from their homes … Read more

Skype au service de la joaillerie de luxe !

Quel est le lien entre Skype et la joaillerie de luxe ? A première vue, aucun nous direz-vous. Nous le pensions aussi, jusqu’à ce que nous lisions un article dans un magazine national dans lequel Pauline Laigneau, co-fondatrice des bijoux Gemmyo , une start-up à l’ascension vertigineuse, indiquait qu’elle utilisait régulièrement Skype pour améliorer les … Read more

Top 3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

Today we honor our brave veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our country. But when they return home from war, they face a new and different kind of battle when they try to find jobs. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential, Inc., 60% of new … Read more

Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Need Better Customer Support? Take It to Skype

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Today’s post is from contributing blogger Jim Courtney, entrepreneur and author of Experience Skype to the Max. An experience last week brought a sharp reminder that Skype remains a significant tool for customer support. Sometimes our communications activities become so transparent to the underlying technology that we forget the full value-add of the offering. I … Read more

Staying Together with Art and Skype

What kid isn’t an artist? Every parent’s fridge is covered in enthusiastic paintings and drawings and every shelf is crowded with sculptures. Fortunately, Skype makes it easy to share each masterpiece with friends and family all over the world. Julia, one of the stars of our recent Stay Together videos, lives in Los Angeles but … Read more

Skype Helps JTL Media Kick Clients Under the Table – Virtually

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Even as solopreneur Jen LaFlam climbed the ranks of the corporate world years ago, she couldn’t help thinking that running her own business could be fun. In November 2010 she dove in, founding JTL Media, an independent marketing and sales firm. Prior to her new venture, LaFlam had used Skype personally, and to maintain face-to-face … Read more

Managing your group chats like a boss

Group chats are great for keeping everyone updated on the latest goings on. At work I use group chats for everything, from introducing people with a shared interest, to planning where to go for lunch. Skype has a range of options for managing your group chats, here I will give you some advanced tips on … Read more

Skype 1.5 for Windows 8 with file sharing

Today we have released Skype 1.5 for Windows 8. You can download it through the Windows Store. With version 1.5, we have added file sharing, so you can send and receive photos or documents while instant messaging or calling your friends and family. We’re listening to our users, and file sharing has been one of … Read more

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