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News, stories, and updates from Skype

College Bound? Keep Your BFFs Close

Graduating  from High School? Keep Your BFFs Close with Skype Dancing with your best friends at prom. Senior Cut Day. The moment you and your classmates toss your caps in the air at graduation. Some of the most precious moments are shared with friends – and as you embark upon your summer vacation, the realization of … Read more

Musician Performs Personalized Concerts via Skype

Indie musician Jhameel catapulted to the top of the Hype Machine Popular Charts with the help of his enthusiastic fan base. Jhameel immerses his listeners in synthesized melodies, thought provoking lyrics and vocals inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson and Prince. Based in Los Angeles, California, he does it all – produces, sings, writes … Read more

Skype Goes Under Water

“My grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would grab my hand and say to me ‘Allons Voir’ (lets go see). It is this insatiable curiosity that has been my most treasured inheritance.” -Fabien Cousteau. In October, Fabien Cousteau (grandson of famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) will be leading a record-breaking marine expedition known as Mission 31 living underwater in … Read more

Solving the Mysteries of the Universe and Using Skype

What’s a Higgs boson? No, it’s not a fancy British surname but rather the missing piece of the puzzle that helps us understand the sub-atomic world. Tentatively proven to exist just this spring, this particle could be the biggest scientific discovery of our time. Top physicists like Dr. Gabriella Sciolla aren’t able search for Higgs boson … Read more

Man meets newborn son on Skype – while in taxi

When you were born, there is a good chance that your father wasn’t allowed past the hospital waiting room door. While times have changed in America, Western Europe and a few other areas, much of the rest of the world still keeps dads at a distance. Such was the situation for Bojidar Markov in Sofia, Bulgaria, … Read more

Introducing Moment Makers

We’re excited to announce the launch of Moment Makers. The Moment Makers community brings like-minded people together who live to create and share wonderful moments with Skype. The community is also a place to learn how Skype’s different features can be used to enhance your passion. Have a moment you want to share? An idea … Read more

A U.S. Senator Goes Back to School

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When was the last time a U.S. Senator visited your classroom? For fifth graders at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Louisiana, a civics lesson came to life via a Skype video call with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu, a proponent of charter schools like J.S. Clark, held ‘virtual classrooms’ with a number of schools during … 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

Famed Funnyman Mel Brooks Brings Laughs via Skype

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Mel Brooks once said, “It’s my job to spot the insane or the bizarre in the commonplace.” With a plethora of movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and an EGOT credit to his name, the famed funnyman has either left us laughing so hard we’re reduced to tears or pondering his insightful pearls of wisdom (sometimes, even … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

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This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

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