Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

Rewriting the Rules of Book Tours with Skype

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You might remember author Nomi Eve from our 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life post. Here’s an in-depth look at how she’s using Skype to gain new readers.   Early on, author Nomi Eve learned one of the cardinal rules of book publishing: meet your readers. That’s why, in 2014, to help promote her novel Henna … Read more

Skype Helps Friends Reduce the Stigma around Mental Illness

Meet Martin Baker and Fran Houston. While living on different continents, these best friends have found a way to work together to ignite conversations and help reduce the stigma around mental illness. Here, Martin explains how they’re using Skype to do it. You can also follow their journey on their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Despite … Read more

Apresentando uma nova geração de usuários do Skype

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Outro congestionamento no trânsito. Outra noite até tarde no escritório. Outro trem atrasado. Todos já passamos por isso — aqueles momentos nos quais tudo que você queria era estar em casa com a família. É por isso que tanta gente usa o Skype para ficar perto das pessoas que amam quando estão longe. Mas, para dar uma … Read more

When Psychologists Use Skype

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A few weeks ago we highlighted 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life. In one of them we introduced you to Dr Joseph Burgo and today we are bringing you the in-depth story.   The life of a psychotherapist isn’t all leather couches and wood-paneled offices. Even after years of schooling, keeping a steady or growing … Read more

Introducing A New Generation of Skype Users

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Another traffic jam. Another late night at the office. Yet another delayed train. We’ve all been there — those times where you wish you could just be at home with your family. And that’s why so many people turn to Skype to get closer to their loved ones when they’re far away. But, being slightly … Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Instant messaging is great, of that there is no doubt. Having all your contacts at the tips of your fingers is an incredibly powerful communication tool. Sometimes, though, you can communicate something with a glimpse of a picture or a second of video which would take endless back and forth messages to explain. Luckily, when you’re … Read more

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

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Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to connect with Yoga Foster — an … Read more

A festa de aniversário do século, via Skype

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Há muitas histórias sobre o Skype aproximando as pessoas, mas esta será difícil de superar. Recentemente ouvimos falar dos incríveis planos da Nicole Pirshafiey de comemorar o centésimo aniversário de sua bisavó. Com uma família que se espalha por várias gerações e lugares diferentes, reunir todo mundo para a ocasião parecia impossível. Nicole explica: “Minha … Read more

New Update: Skype 7.10 for Mac

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We’re pleased to announce Skype 7.10 for Mac which is focused on improving your video calling experience. The full list of fixed issues and known issues include: Fixed Issues Category Description Video Fixed stutter when Skype window is minimized during a video call. Video Fixed spinner which sometimes incorrectly appeared during a video call. Contacts … Read more

The Birthday Party of the Century over Skype

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When it comes to Skype bringing people together, this story takes some beating. Recently, we heard about Nicole Pirshafiey’s amazing plans to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. With a family that spans many generations, not to mention numerous locations — bringing together everyone for this momentous occasion seemed impossible. Nicole explains, “My great-grandmother, Amor Macias, … Read more

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