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Cooking up global goodness over Skype

On Skype with Chef Yoshimi in Japan

What makes each culture different, but brings us all together like nothing else can? Food! The scents, stories, and sharing a homemade meal around the table together—few things are quite so satisfying or make us feel more connected. And yet, who can afford to whisk off (no pun intended) to Barcelona or Tokyo every time … Read more

Shortening the distance between home and traveling abroad

Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism was selling tours of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy

Tara Cappel has a passion for travel. So much so that she started her own travel company called For The Love Of Travel to make it easier for busy, career-oriented young people to experience the mind-opening benefits of travel while still having a full-time job. Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism … Read more

On trend and always online. Skype meets a virtual fashion stylist

An example of one of Mia’s interior projects shot by Kiersten Ladzinski

“A girl should be two things… classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel Founder of Mia Collins Design, Mia is a personal stylist and interior designer who has a passion for all things to do with fashion. We were especially intrigued with the way she consults clients over Skype—helping to inject wardrobes with new life, create … Read more

Combining the ancient art of feng shui with Skype technology

Dana Claudat

Feng shui is the practice of harmonizing people with their environment—an ancient art often used to orient buildings and also spiritual structures such as tombs. These days it is still being used by people to bring harmony and good fortune to their homes. We found out how Dana Claudat, a renowned interior designer and founder … Read more

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

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