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Cherub Joins the Ones To Watch With Skype Tour

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Discovering a band in an intimate venue before they hit the big time is a once in a lifetime experience for passionate music fans. Now, courtesy of Live Nation and their partnership with Skype, we are offering concert-goers around the United States an opportunity to check out the latest up-and-coming artists and be the first … Read more

Skype for Mac Version 6.15 – Now Even More Stable (Thanks to YOU!)

Today we’ve released Skype for Mac, version 6.15. As with all our recent releases, we’ve focused on improving user experience and stability. Occasionally, some users experienced crashes on launch, and others on quit. Thanks to some valuable assistance from users in the Community Forums, we’ve been able to identify the cause of these crashes. This … Read more

Una guía fácil para que tu madre empiece a usar Skype

Hoy en día es muy fácil acabar viviendo lejos de la casa en la que has crecido. Si estás en esta situación, lo que puedes hacer es instalarles Skype a tus padres. Así podrás ver a tu madre a través de una videoconferencia y hablar con ella tanto (o tan poco) como quieras sin preocuparte … Read more

What Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day

You know how modern families are. We’re all really busy, we’re spread out all over the world, so it’s more important than ever that we keep family bonds with our loved ones strong. Over 40% of us won’t be able to spend time with our mums for Mother’s Day.  But lots of people have the … Read more

Challenge Laid Down; Challenge Met – Now You Pick the Winner

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Recently we laid down a challenge to all the Skype fashionistas. Their mission? To style an outfit around a pair of boyfriend jeans, and that challenge was well and truly met. We received a dizzying amount of excellent entries and the eight semi-finalists have been selected. It’s up to you, the fashion-conscious cognoscenti, to vote … Read more

Skype 4.7 for Android: Your Battery Is Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Sometimes a change you can’t see can make a huge difference. Imagine being able to leave Skype running on your phone all day without having to worry about your battery life. The Skype for Android team has been working to make that possible ever since we promised to improve your mobile experience back in July. … Read more

The Simple Guide to Get Your Mother Started With Skype

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Modern people are always on the move and, increasingly, that means relocating far away from home. In 2011, 40% of Americans lived in a state other than where they were born and, in 2013, 3 million people in the UK moved house. I am one of these statistics; I live in California but my parents … Read more

Give the Gift of Gab this St. Patrick’s Day

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The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend. Whether this talent for eloquent and persuasive talk is found in traditional folk tales, a conversation at the pub, or in the writings of Oscar Wilde, the Irish rightfully pride themselves in their flair for language. Adam Keating, who lives with his wife and 6-year-old … Read more

TED 2014 – Envision The Future of Music

The key message of every TED talk, conference or panel is ‘ideas worth spreading’. One person whose ideas are definitely worth spreading is multi-talented musician and Skype Music Moment Maker Frank Bell. Frank is a classically trained cellist who loves experimenting with numerous musical styles – funk, soul, pop, you name it. As he told … Read more

Skype for Xbox One Delivers an Enhanced Experience

Since we launched Skype for Xbox One* in November, we’ve been hard at work improving the living room experience for Skype users. Today we are excited to announce the first update to Skype for Xbox One, which brings several new features: #1 Improved Chat: We know that many of our users jump between using Skype … Read more

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