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The ABCs of Skype video innovation

ABCs of Skype video innovation

Having started in 2005, Karlheinz Wurm was the 127th employee at Skype. In 2009 he moved from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden to manage the audio and video development team.  When you think of Skype, you probably picture a special moment where you’ve connected with the important people in your life over video. For me, … Read more

For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Skype brings 3 lucky Liverpool FC fans closer to Emre Can

LFC player Emre Can on Skype group video call

When Skype partnered with Liverpool FC, our goal (see what we did there?) was to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We wanted Kopites all over the world to come together and share their passion for the club—while also getting the chance to access exclusive experiences, win unique prizes and match … Read more

Dancing across time zones with Skype

Pierre Guibault in NYC rehearsing with Sania Strimbakou on Skype from Athens

Choreographer Pat Catterson is no stranger to creating unique dance performances and installations. But, with over 100 pieces to her credit, she’d never incorporated technology into a performance. After reading her glowing review in the New York Times, we reached out and asked her why: “Honestly most of the dance and technology things I had … Read more

Celebrate World Wild Life Day with Skype in the Classroom

African lion

Today is World Wildlife Day, and this year’s theme is: “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” Students can learn this first-hand by taking a Skype Virtual Field Trip or Skype Lesson to meet animals that they may never have the chance to see in real life, talk to wildlife experts, and learn how … Read more

Travel with Skype to the Land of the Ice Bears

Polar bear emoticon

Today is International Polar Bear Day and each year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic — and how each of us can help. We spoke to Expedition Educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop about his upcoming expedition to the Arctic and how he will be sharing his learnings with … Read more

Skype helps people with speech difficulties

Skype video call

A few months ago, we came across an article that described how Florida Atlantic University is using Skype to help people who stutter in Rwanda. With a severe lack of local speech therapists, Skype is proving to be an effective means of providing long-distance therapy. We made contact with Dr. Dale Williams, professor of Communication … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom

Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

Music over Skype

English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

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