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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Click to Call No Longer Available for Safari

Due to changes in the new Mac OS X Mavericks, the Skype Click to Call plugin is no longer compatible with the Safari (Mac) browser and we need to stop distributing it temporarily. What do I need to do if I already have the plugin installed? You can continue using it as before. However, if … Read more

Storytelling – The Key to Great Marketing

In the tech industry, and here in Silicon Valley where I live and work, we talk a lot about innovation. Usually innovation is associated with technology advancement. But there’s actually a lot of innovation going on in marketing as a profession. There are many examples of it – Chipotle’s recent Scarecrow campaign and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Vending … Read more

Carpe Dièse : quand Skype permet de faire de sa passion, un métier

Entretien avec Léni Maroglou, l’un des trois fondateurs de Carpe Dièse, et joueur de guitare aguerri Il y a peu, nous vous avions présenté Carpe Dièse, une école de musique délivrant ses cours par vidéoconférence Skype. Le concept de cette école nous tient particulièrement à cœur puisqu’elle permet de rapprocher les gens, mais également d’apprendre … Read more

Moving Forward—How the Covin family used Skype to stay together

We know moving is hard. And those of you who moved from Messenger know this feeling all too well. It’s been almost eight months since we welcomed Messenger users to the Skype family. Since that time, we’ve heard from thousands of you about the transition, and we’ve been listening. To help answer some of your … Read more

Top 3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

Today we honor our brave veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our country. But when they return home from war, they face a new and different kind of battle when they try to find jobs. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential, Inc., 60% of new … Read more

Skype Brings Fans to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World

Skype and Marvel – together again! The last time Skype and Marvel came together resulted in an event in LA that brought together troops at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA with their families and the stars of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. The troops also enjoyed a simultaneous screening of the LA premiere, live from … Read more

Born Friends: The Story of Sarah and Paige

Many of us have a friend we have known our whole life – usually the kid down the street or the child of your parents’ close friends with whom you grew up. But, we were moved to share the story of Sarah and Paige, teens with a life-long bond, despite the fact that they live … Read more

Feature evolution and support for the Skype Desktop API

One of the exciting things about communications is that the field and the technology are always changing and at Skype, we are continually investing in technology improvements to keep bringing innovation in communications to as many of our users as possible. As Mark Gillett described in his Technology Changes to Improve the Skype Experience blog … Read more

Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge – 2 Weeks, 5 Cities, Plenty of Detours

Our Travel Brand Ambassador, Mike from Kick the Grind, is going on a European adventure – and you’re his ticket home. We’re going to drop Mike in Istanbul and he will be relying on your help to get him from Turkey to Turkey Day – he’ll be powered by only a Surface Pro 2, Windows … Read more

Personal shopper y estilista por Skype

Vanessa de los Rios es una estilista y personal shopper que ayuda a las personas a identificar su estilo y a sentirse cómoda con la ropa y el look que lleva. Llevar a cabo un asesoramiento de imagen es una tarea que conlleva no solamente un conocimiento de las tendencias, los cortes de ropa y … Read more

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