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What Happens When You Use Skype for 24 Hours Straight?

Skype Around the World

Students in the tiny Australian suburb of Epsom (population: 1,500) aren’t exposed to a whole lot of neighbors. And their homeland of Australia has no adjacent national neighbors. As a result, the theme of “neighbors” was of particular interest during Epsom Primary School teacher Jenny Ashby’s recent “Skype Around the World in 24 Hours” (#SAW24) … Read more

Flying In Mid-Air – Skype at the Aspen X Games

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It’s hard to deny the sense of exhilaration and excitement that comes from watching the Aspen XGames. The aerial grace, the heart-pounding jumps and tricks, and the sheer joy you can sense from the athletes is extraordinary to watch. To get you closer to the X Games, we’ve wrangled VIP access across the board for some … Read more

5 Questions for Fitness & #MilSO blogger HippyFitMom

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HippyFitMom is part of Moment Makers, a Skype community that celebrates the ways you use Skype to do what you love most. Whether you’ve got a big idea on what we can create together, or you simply want to share a moment you’ve made with Skype, we want to hear from you. Take a look … Read more

Úrsula Day presenta en Ibiza una muestra de “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow is Enuf”

“Para nenas negras que han considerado el suicidio cuando el arcoíris es suficiente”, el título en español,  es un coreopoema experimental creado en 1975 por Ntozake Shange. Su primera puesta en escena fue en San Francisco, California, representándose en salas pequeñas, más tarde pasó a  Broadway, y se adaptó como un libro y como una … Read more

Giving Your Computer A Break with Skype for Windows Desktop 6.13

Today we have released version 6.13 of Skype for Windows desktop. Some of you have reported that your computer processor usage is high when Skype for Windows desktop is running with Chrome as your default browser. We’d like to let you know that we have identified and fixed the issues with this update. We’ve also … Read more

Your New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight. Our Resolution: Lose Wait

Today we are releasing version 4.17 of Skype for iOS. Our users have been asking us to support push notifications, and we’ve worked hard to deliver. With this version, all your chat messages will now be pushed to your iPhones and iPads using Apple’s push notification network. This means we can deliver your messages in … Read more

Get a Smile, Share a Smile – and Win a Toshiba Encore Tablet!

What’s better than a smile? Sharing and spreading that smile. Last month New York City was transformed when passers-by were surprised by exchanging transatlantic laughs with folks in London. Take a look: But now we want to share those fantastic moments by giving away Toshiba Encore tablets…and we’re looking for you to put a smile … Read more

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

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