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5 Questions for Fitness & #MilSO blogger HippyFitMom

HippyFitMom

HippyFitMom is part of Moment Makers, a Skype community that celebrates the ways you use Skype to do what you love most. Whether you’ve got a big idea on what we can create together, or you simply want to share a moment you’ve made with Skype, we want to hear from you. Take a look … Read more

10 histoires incroyables de Skype en vidéo

Il est difficile de se dire que Skype existe déjà depuis 10 ans, mais – en même temps – il est encore plus difficile d’imaginer la vie avant Skype. En 10 ans, la petite startup estonienne a réussi à changer notre façon de communiquer avec les personnes les plus importantes à nos yeux, peu importe … Read more

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

On Christmas morning, Julie McGhee had her young sons hold off on opening their presents. Their dad, Jeff, was serving overseas and struggling with missing out on all the precious family moments, from holidays to first steps. This holiday, however, would be different. With a little help from Skype, Jeff watched as his kids tore open each … Read more

True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

Robert Downey, Jr. Kiss

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes? Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to … Read more

Skype Brings Military Heroes and Their Families Together on the Red Carpet of Marvel’s Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 Banner

It’s safe to say that Tony Stark – self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist – is a bit of a technology geek.  He has a degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started Stark Industries, a multi-billion dollar international technology company.  Not to mention his superhero alter-ego, Iron Man, wears a technologically-advanced suit of armor.  Clearly … Read more

Skype thanks military families

The old quote goes: "the hardest job in the military is being a military spouse." We here at Skype salute all that military families endure – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as well as their loved ones back at… Read more

Armed Forces Members Serving Overseas use Skype to Witness the Birth of their Children

In light of Memorial Day, we've been thinking a lot about how military members and their families – whether they're veterans or those on active duty – have used Skype to communicate across long distances. A recent trend has demonstrated… Read more

The Great Debate: Does Technology Hinder or Improve Human Relationships?

An article I read recently included the following incredibly striking photo of Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist who is commonly referred to as "The Invisible Man." He earned this nickname since his most popular works of art (including this image) are his "Hiding in the City" series. Read more

Drum roll… and the winner for the Greatest Skype Moments contest is…

On October 10th we invited our Twitter followers and Skype Facebook fans to share their Greatest Skype Moments by submitting a photo or video and description to us through Facebook. Our contest ended on November 5th and we received a… Read more

Joining Forces to Help Support and Connect Military Families

Today, we came across a series of public service announcements on the Whitehouse.gov site about the Joining Forces initiative, asking Americans to take action to support the military and their families. To inspire everyone's participation, Joining Forces rolled out some… Read more

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