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Skype for Web – now call mobile phones and landlines, plus so much more

Call mobiles and landlines

Last year we brought you a web version of Skype which lets you get straight to your Skype conversations from any computer. Skype for Web is great whether you’re using a shared computer that doesn’t have Skype downloaded, or you just prefer using a web version instead of a downloaded app. We’ve been listening to … Read more

Teacher on the Trail: reporting from the Iditarod with the help of Skype

Laura Wright's jacket patch

Laura Wright is a 4th Grade teacher at Eanes Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is also an active member of the Skype in the Classroom community and the winner of the grueling teacher competition for the Iditarod 2016 Teacher on the Trail™. As we write, Laura has just landed in Anchorage, Alaska, and is getting … Read more

Professional street skater Leticia Bufoni shares the thrills of X Games Oslo with the help of Skype

Leticia Bufoni

When pro street skater Leticia Bufoni was a little girl growing up in Brazil, her grandmother gave her a skateboard as a gift and she fell in love with the sport. Ever since then she’s been working tirelessly to perfect the exciting terrain of street skating. So far her biggest achievement has been winning the … Read more

As X Games ends, Skype recalls some of the highlights

Gus Kenworthy

Whooaaaa… What a ride. After taking to the slopes of Colorado, Skype is still breathless, and slightly giddy, after the rush of the X Games Aspen 2016. Our mission was to bring fans closer to the action and to the athletes. And boy did we deliver the goods. Just a few of our personal highlights … Read more

More ways to stay active with Skype

Skype fit

How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Get closer to your action sporting heroes with Skype at X Games Aspen 2016

Skype X Games

X Games are back for 2016 — and so are we. Skype is excited and proud to be going to Aspen to share the thrills, the gossip and the behind the scenes fun. This year, we plan to get you guys closer to the excitement and hang out with some of your favorite riders such … Read more

Skype takes a journey to “The Other Side” with Sage Kotsenburg

Sage Kotsenburg

Hitting the slopes at five, making his US Open debut at 12, winning the Dew Tour overall title and silver at the European X Games at 16, and then Olympic gold at 20 – Sage Kotsenburg is the poster child for hard work and snowboarding success. After his Olympic win, Sage decided to take a … Read more

Join JacksGap in the fight against climate change

JacksGap

We’ve always loved following JacksGap on their adventures around the world. Where they go we follow. So now that the guys have their sights set on raising their voices and educating the world on climate change, they’re inviting all of us to join them and be part of the movement. We recently caught up with … Read more

Are you sitting comfortably? Here’s the story of Skype and the Magic Puffballs

Alonda Williams

A few weeks ago, we published a story about the three dancers in our new feature video, and highlighted how easy it is to start a chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or Twitter and invite people to join the conversation. Today, we’re bringing you the story of author … Read more

Your Thanksgiving mission, should you choose to accept it…

Turkey

Everyone thinks their Thanksgiving traditions are the best, but what happens when spies get involved? Over the past few days, our Skype social channels have witnessed a series of Thanksgiving heists that we’ve compiled here for your festive viewing pleasure. Get the briefing on all this year’s Thanksgiving attendees with our file sharing feature. Your … Read more

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