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Fashion gets a high tech makeover with Skype

Fashion Stylist Hillary Cooper

More and more small businesses are using Skype to reach a far wider audience beyond their geographic location. From portrait painters to beauticians, people are finding that using video calling is a great way to expand and diversify—while still maintaining a service that’s every bit as personal as a face-to-face interaction. Recently, we’ve noticed that … Read more

Skype gets to the point with International USA Fencer, Natalie Vie

Natalie Vie

Skype is increasingly being used in more and more original ways. From pet sitting to portrait painting, we’ve found people are really taking advantage of our video calls. Recently we found another ingenious use for Skype—learning the ancient art of fencing. Natalie Vie photographed by Danny Kongos Fencing dates back to the 12th century and … Read more

Interior design goes virtual with Skype

One of Allison’s mood boards

From dancing across time zones to teaching photography over Skype—we’ve been finding people who are using our technology in very original ways. Recently, we met Allison Harlow, founder of  CURIO Design studio, a revolutionary interior design service that operates 100% online with the help of Skype video calling. Realizing that her target markets were changing their approach … Read more

Mitahato Teaching Farm: local solutions for global challenges

Students in India created a globe with seeds and veggies

The Mitahato Education and Development Fund (MEDF), founded in April 2013 is the parent organization of the Teaching Farm in Mitahato, Kenya. Their mission to promote sustainable livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers has grown to impact rural communities both in Kenya and around the world through specific skills training at their ¼ acre … Read more

Liverpool Ladies FC stars chat to a lucky fan on Skype

Gemma Bonner and Rosie White

When Skype partnered up with Liverpool FC, our main aim was to bring fans closer to the things they love the most. Things like exclusive LFC competitions, the latest news and, basically, everything about their beloved club. And using Skype, they can get closer to their team from anywhere and on any device. Recently, we … Read more

Teaching photography over Skype

Teaching photography over Skype

Our guest writer today is award-winning digital photographer and Associate Editor (Ireland) of popular UK photography magazine F2-Camera Craft Stephen Power. He hails from Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland where he regularly teaches photography classes over Skype. Starting out in photography I’ve been passionate about cameras and photography for as long as I can remember, starting … Read more

Skype brings Reds fans closer to Liverpool FC legend John Barnes

Liverpool FC legend, John Barnes

Skype partnered with Liverpool FC to bring fans closer to their beloved club, from anywhere and on any device. We launched the official LFC Skype ID (search for ‘LFCOfficial3’ on Skype) so Reds fans the world over can get together to share their passion. Head over to liverpoolfc.com/skype for more information on the partnership and to see some of this … Read more

The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

Mark Wood holding the Skype logo

Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to the Arctic, here are the 10 … Read more

Skype takes the distance out of long-distance dating

Dee

Your creative and meaningful uses for Skype never cease to amaze us. So, when we heard about these bi-coastal love birds, we had to get the scoop on how the app helped make their long-distance relationship flourish. Meet Dee and Gary. Dee lives in Georgia and Gary lives in California. While they met and started … Read more

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

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