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Skype & London Mela Celebrate South Asian Culture

Join Skype at the world-famous London Mela on September 1st. “Mela,” a Sanskrit word meaning “gathering,” has become a major celebration throughout the global South Asian diaspora. And now in its 11th year, the London Mela is Europe’s largest South Asian festival and a much-anticipated annual cultural event for the city. The festival will have … Read more

Free WiFi for Skype Premium Users!

UPDATE: It’s our anniversary, but you get the present. Each and every Skype user will receive, as of today, 30 minutes (two connections of up to 15 minutes each) of free WiFi at any of our two million Skype WiFi partner hotspots.  The offer begins at 12:00 AM on August 29 and ends at 12 AM on August … Read more

Saga de l’été : les plus belles histoires de Skype (2/3)

Retrouvez notre seconde série d’histoires de l’été, consacrées cette fois-ci à l’amour et au dévouement. Qu’est-ce qui pourrait sauver l’amour ? Skype ! Allons maintenant au Brésil pour une histoire très différente de celles de Skype in the Classroom . Après s’être fréquentés pendant trois ans, Cibele Santos et Fausto Candido ont décidé de se … Read more

Mastering the Status Quo

Recently I’ve seen several questions and comments around Skype Support that have to do with status and the online/offline state of contacts. Why is the video call button being pale green and unclickable? What does it mean when the icon left of a contact’s name is yellow? Just what is that little orange dot to … Read more

Beyond Skype to Skype: Calling Landlines and Mobiles

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If you’re like a lot of working people who use Skype, you have a very lengthy contact list, and you initiate many free Skype to Skype voice and video calls throughout the work week. But there are times when it’s necessary (or just more convenient) to call someone on his or her landline or mobile phone. Perhaps … Read more

Skypeの『月額プラン』をコンビニエンスストアで提供開始~全国のファミリーマートで7月2日より先行販売~

株式会社ファミリーマート(所在地:東京都豊島区、代表取締役社長:中山勇、以下ファミリーマート)と株式会社ファミマ・ドット・コム(所在地:東京都豊島区、代表取締役社長:市川透)、Skype(マイクロソフト社Skypeディビジョン)は、2013 Read more

It’s All About Networking

Recently I’ve been compiling some tips to get the best quality out of your Skype calls. In case you missed them, here are the tips on how to set up your Skype calls and how you can improve your call… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

Exchange Student Asks for Skype Gift Cards for the Holidays

Clara is a junior at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her focus is on international development and – right after the holidays – she is going get some new insight into her major as… Read more

It's Better to Give and Receive with Skype Gift Cards

Wouldn’t the best holiday gift for your far-flung friends and family be the chance to spend some time together? Short of shelling out for plane tickets or enduring long train rides, there is another way to keep in touch with friends and family, no matter where they are…you can give the gift of Skype. Read more

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