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

Book Club

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

'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

'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

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

Bands Wanted: Skype & Celebrity Judges Search for the Best Band to Join the Say it with Skype App

For all you rockers and music lovers out there, this one is for you. Skype is excited to announce the next phase of our "Join Say it with Skype" campaign, which will give up-and-coming bands a chance to become part… Read more