Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

Most Interesting Places for Skype Calls

From our own backyards to places all around the world, we use Skype for a taste of life from every corner of the planet. Check out some of the most interesting places Skype has been used. At the North Pole Although he didn’t see Santa, Mark Wood called from the icy tundra of the North … Read more

Algunos de los usuarios más interesantes de Skype

Es fabuloso, divertido e incluso “real”. Personas inspiradoras de todo el mundo han confiado en Skype para fines personales, de negocios e incluso educativos. Te dejamos algunos ejemplos de personas que han utilizado Skype en los últimos 10 años. Oprah Winfrey Cuando la “reina de los programas de entrevistas” utilizó Skype para hacer videollamadas para … Read more

世界のてっぺんからでもSkypeを~エベレストの頂上からSkypeビデオ通話に成功~

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先月は世界最高齢で日本人がエベレストに登頂したこともあり、日本国内はエベレストの話題でとてもにぎわっておりました。実は同時期に、イギリス人探検家が世界で初めてエベレスト頂上でSkypeビデオ通話に成功しておりました! イギリス人探検家のダニ Read more

Skype from the Top of the World

We all know that Skype connects people to each other in new and exciting ways. However, British explorer Daniel Hughes recently took Skype to an even higher level when he made a Skype Video Call from the peak of Mount Everest – 8,848 meters above sea level. Hughes climbed the world’s highest mountain to raise … Read more

探検家、エベレスト頂上からSkype通話を試みる

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イギリスに拠点を置く探検家マーク・ウッド氏は、知らない人から見れば近所の飲み屋で見かける陽気なおじさんにしか見えないでしょう。その気取らない外観とは異なり、内面には驚く程の野心と忍耐を兼ね備えています。現在ウッド氏は「3つの極地への探検」の Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

学校と学校をつなぐSkype

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近年、学校でのICT活用が広がっており、PC・タブレット、電子黒板などを授業で利用している学校もあります。Skypeも教育現場で活用されているのをご存知でしょうか。 例えば、海外の学校と日本の学校をSkypeのビデオ通話でつなぎ、英語の授業 Read more

Global Skype community selects Skype Hero 2012

Every day we hear new stories about the unexpected and fascinating ways people are using Skype. Of the thousands of examples, we nominated five exceptional candidates for the Skype Hero 2012 award. From an explorer to a doctor to a… Read more

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