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Classrooms in Russia and the UK Conduct PeaceTalk with Peace One Day

Peace One Day  Founder Jeremy Gilley (center) with students from School Number 164, Zelenogorsk, Russia.

Jeremy Gilley is the Founder of Peace One Day, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster global peace, understanding and intercultural cooperation. See how Peace One Day uses Skype to help accomplish their mission: http://peaceoneday.org/skype-projects/ I traveled to Gymnasium 164 in Zelenogorsk, Russia for the second of Peace One Day’s PeaceTalks, a program that connects … Read more

Skype Supports Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Efforts through UNHCR and Emergency.lu Partnerships

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Nature proves time and time again to be the most powerful force on our planet. Hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters bring a lasting impact on the regions they hit. Unfortunately, when a disaster does strike, the logistics of coordinating on-site aid is a difficult task.  Communications are often impaired by a … Read more

Skype by Royal Appointment

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Royal couple Prince William and Kate have publicized an innovative way that Skype is being used to help youngsters who are homeless get back on their feet. The Duke of Cambridge spoke using a webcam and TV screen to Dylan Howie, 18, and Lyn Buchan, 21, who are turning their lives around in the southern Dutch … Read more

Silence is golden, but not on Skype – Tips to diagnose audio issues

Thomas Edison is credited as coining the word “Hello” as a way to start a phone call. But every now and then I hear friends and family starting a Skype call with “Can you hear me?” instead. I’d like to give you the same tips I give them for troubleshooting audio issues on Skype calls. … Read more

The Evolution of Theatre? Skype Personal Performances from PopUp Theatrics

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Picture this: 30 artists and actors, spanning across 5 continents. An intimate theater experience, customized personally for you (not the audience, YOU specifically). A pitch this crazy would’ve had the most experienced Broadway producer tossed out on the street. But against all odds, the New York City-based independent theater artists of PopUp Theatrics found a way to make this happen. … Read more

Gracias a todos por hacer que Skype forme parte de vuestra vida a diario – ¡2 mil millones de minutos al día!

Estamos encantados de celebrar hoy que nuestros usuarios de Skype, es decir, vosotros, estáis conectados más de 2 mil millones de minutos al día. Pero seguro que os preguntáis, ¿cuánto son 2 mil millones de minutos exactamente? Es, por ejemplo, tiempo suficiente para ir y volver a la luna 225.000 veces, rodear nuestro planeta Tierra … Read more

Tony Bates sagt DANKE! Danke, dass ihr Skype zu einem Teil eures Lebens macht – unglaubliche zwei Milliarden Minuten täglich!

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Heute gibt es bei uns etwas zu feiern – EUCH! Ihr nämlich verbringt täglich mehr als zwei Milliarden Minuten damit, über Skype miteinander in Kontakt zu bleiben. UNGLAUBLICHE ZWEI MILLIARDEN MINUTEN! Ihr fragt euch, wie viel zwei Milliarden Minuten sind? Also: Read more

Спасибо за то, что делаете Skype частью своей повседневной жизни – 2 миллиарда минут каждый день!

Сегодня мы рады сообщить, что пользователи Skype – то есть Вы – проводят более 2 миллиардов минут в сутки, общаясь друг с другом! БОЛЕЕ ДВУХ МИЛЛИАРДОВ МИНУТ! Вы спросите, много ли это – два миллиарда минут? Этого времени хватит, чтобы слетать на Луну и обратно 225 тысяч раз, чтобы 845 раз обойти вокруг света или … Read more

Skype into Space

In February, Tony Bates, the president of the Skype division for Microsoft, addressed the Lync Conference in San Diego. In his keynote, he reflected on the Skype division’s B2X journey, enabling people to connect wherever they are. Today we’re announcing an important milestone in this mission. This B2X journey is all about removing barriers to … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Updated

Today we released an update to Skype for Windows 8. In the 1.6 release, we continue to address top user feedback and deliver the most requested features. Contact blocking With this update, we wanted to give our users higher control over who can contact them by adding the ability to block contacts. To block a … Read more

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