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ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

VICE News

In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Oregon Standoff

VICE News

In a remote region of eastern Oregon armed members of an anti-government militia are occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protesting what they view as an abuse of power on the part of the federal government. The protest led by Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy and other members of the Bundy family was … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Canada’s newest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has captured the world’s attention with his liberal political policies, charm and good looks. Trudeau defeated Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper in 2015 with an unprecedented wave of support reminiscent of Obama’s 2008 campaign. As the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his election into office marked his return … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on contaminated Navajo water

VICE News

Lack of access to clean water isn’t just an issue in the developing world. In New Mexico, tens of thousands of Americans living in the Navajo Nation do not have access to clean or running water. During the Cold War, decades of uranium mining on Navajo lands resulted in the contamination of the water sources … Read more

Skype celebrates this year’s CNN Heroes

Skype in Media

For nine years, CNN has taken the time to acknowledge the year’s biggest heroes, and this year Skype joined in to help celebrate and commemorate the honorees. This year’s top ten philanthropists came from all places and walks of life – but shared one dream: changing the world. Covering everything from veteran support, to medical … Read more

Skype gets squash fans in on the action

World Squash Championships

Last week, the world’s best squash players gathered in Bellevue, Washington to compete in one of the most prestigious squash tournaments – the PSA World Tour 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships. It all came to a head on Sunday night, as France’s Greg Gaultier took on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, coming out on top in straight … Read more

Skype 6.11 for Android: Share and keep track of moments that matter

Skype 6.11 for Android

Sometimes the most precious memories are the everyday moments. And at Skype, we want to help people come together so they can share experiences wherever they are. Today, we’re excited to launch Skype 6.11 for Android, which brings new features that will help you share and keep those moments that matter. Keep track of special … Read more

Add fun filters to your Skype video messages in the latest Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

Video message filters

Skype is always looking for new ways to help you express yourself – we’ve recently launched new features such as Mojis, Skype Translator and our fantastic new range of emoticons, so you can express exactly how you feel. Today, we’re excited to launch video message filters in Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad – video … Read more

Great Scott, Skype went Back to the Future!

Skype Back to the Future

Calling all Back to the Future super fans! Today, October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm is a landmark date for science fiction enthusiasts: the date the Doc and Marty McFly jumped in the DeLorean for a second time and traveled to the future! 30 years on and we’re feeling nostalgic as Back to the Future II … Read more

The Martian Gives Fans An Out of This World Opportunity

Skype the Martian

One small step for The Martian, one giant leap for movie fans everywhere as Skype gave an inside look to one of fall’s biggest blockbusters opening in theatres October 2nd. We asked you to send your questions to the cast, now here’s the final product. It all went down at the Toronto Film Festival on … Read more

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