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No Love for Mom? 1 in 5 People Forget to Send Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Survey

Did your mom always have the best advice when you were younger? Mine sure did – “tie your shoes”, “look both ways before crossing the street”, “don’t talk to strangers” and “don’t follow the crowd” – although I didn’t always listen. Well, when it comes to treating mom right on Mother’s Day, we’d all better … Read more

Thanks for Making Skype a Part of Your Daily Lives – 2 Billion Minutes a Day!

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Today, we are excited to celebrate that our Skype users – YOU – are spending more than 2 billion minutes connecting with each other!  2 BILLION MINUTES! But just how big is 2 billion minutes, you ask? That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than … Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There’s an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is “tomorrow.” It’s a favorite refrain for anyone who’s put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There's an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is "tomorrow." It's a favorite refrain for anyone who's put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Variability of Video Calling Experience

From anonymous feedback that people on Skype provide us through their rating of video calls, we've put together an analysis of the varying quality and experience of Skype video calling by location. Our goal is to allow people on Skype to compare their experience with Skype video calling to that of others in the same location to determine if using a different network provider might improve their call quality. Read more