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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

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the California Drought

Skype VICE News

Severe drought conditions in California have resulted in the state enacting mandatory water conservation rules for the first time in history. However, the new water regulations do not apply to California’s agricultural industry, which consumes 80 percent of the state’s water supply. Since the drought has caused many of California’s surface water sources such as … Read more

Come on You Reds! Win A Trip to Old Trafford to See Manchester United

Skype sweepstake

We have some exciting news for all you football fans out there. Skype has teamed up with YouTube channel FullTimeDEVILS — the number one, 100% unofficial Manchester United fan’s channel — to bring you a competition that is going to take some beating. FullTimeDEVILS gives Man United supporters the latest videos, football news, transfer talk, player … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Environment

Skype VICE News

From research and conservation to global warming and climate change, environmental issues are always front and center. In light of President Obama’s three-day tour of Alaska centered around discussing the impact of the changing climate, we’re giving you a chance to get your questions answered during this week’s episode of On The Line by sending … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate


In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Politically-Fueled Violence in Burundi

VICE News Skype

Violence is erupting across the African nation of Burundi following the controversial reelection of President Pierre Nkurunziza. While many question the legitimacy of his reelection to a third five-year term, those openly opposing the decision fear for their lives as protestors and demonstrators face violent reprisal. Many activists who oppose Nkurunziza, such as poet Ketty … Read more

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