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The Martian Gives Fans An Out of This World Opportunity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

Taking Skype with You on Your Vacation


No matter where you’ll be getting your much-needed R&R this year, Skype would love to come along! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get more out of Skype while traveling. Use Skype for Web from any computer If you need access to Skype while on the move, check out Skype for … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States with Skype and VICE News


As tension between Russia and Ukraine continues, this part of the world is very much under the international news spotlight. Whether it’s food shortages in Ukraine due to halted Russian imports, anger at Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine, or what all of this means for the U.S and the rest of the world, we … Read more

JacksGap’s New Video and a Fan Group Chat This Week

In case you’re not familiar with YouTube legends JacksGap, now’s the time to get onboard. We recently partnered with Jack and Finn in a little (and absolutely wonderful) thing called “The Collaboration Project”. The latest installment of the project is a touching video called “What do you believe in?” which launched today. In this current … Read more

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