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The Ones To Watch with Skype Tour welcomes MKTO

What would you say to your favorite music artist if you had the chance to talk to them? If you’ve ever wanted to chat with some of the hottest acts in music, the Ones To Watch with Skype tour is giving you the chance to make this dream a reality. With the help of Skype, … Read more

Classrooms Become a Virtual Fish Tank with Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau, world-famous oceanographic explorer, is making history with his Mission 31 exploration, and giving thousands of students around the world the ultimate field trip through Skype in the classroom. Fabien’s latest exploration pays homage to his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, and the successful attempt at saturation diving during at 30-day living experiment in the Red … Read more

Ahorra tiempo y dinero: Pon en marcha el proceso de contratación con Skype

Los procesos de contratación han evolucionado tan rápido como la tecnología. En estos días, los candidatos a un empleo pueden estar en otro lado del País o del planeta. Lo que significa por un lado que las empresas tienen acceso a más talento que nunca pero al mismo tiempo pueden estar desbordados con la cantidad … Read more

Skype 2.19 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Today we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new capabilities in the Skype 2.19 update for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. This update includes Cortana integration and video upgrade preview improvements for Windows Phone 8.1, and increased language support from 19 to 51 languages, fast app resume, and improved notifications for both Windows Phone … Read more

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

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Fewer than one in three technology professionals are women. As a way to change what UK-based high school computer science teacher and the new Skype Technology Brand Ambassador Carrie Anne Philbin calls “the tech world’s ‘boy’s club,’” she started the Geek Gurl Diaries online community. Carrie Anne developed a network of female tech role models … Read more

Introducing the 2014 Imagine Cup “Skype Award” Winners

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The Imagine Cup motto is: “Dream it. Build it. Live it.” For the past twelve years the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.To date, over 1.75 million students from more than 190 countries have participated. This year, Microsoft introduced the Skype Award … Read more

Brewing up Business with Skype

We all know that communication plays a vital role when growing a company, but many overlook the power of face-to-face interactions in propelling even greater business success. Paul Toscano is a high-touch entrepreneur who has leveraged the strength of personal connections in building his thriving java empire. Joyride Coffee, a distributor headquartered in New York … Read more

Top Reasons to Have a Skype Video Call With Your Cat

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We were not at all surprised to hear that a recent poll, conducted by Hallmark, showed that one out of three cat owners use Skype to contact their beloved felines. Based on the number of cat photos our users share with us, we figured human-cat Skype calls were some of the most common types of … Read more

Skype 5.1 for iPhone: Bringing back more of the things you love

When we released the remastered Skype for iPhone last week, we didn’t take time off to celebrate. We listened to your feedback and immediately got to work addressing your comments. Today, Skype 5.1 for iPhone introduces some of the features you wanted most: You can now delete a conversation from the recent list with a … Read more

Skype gives fans the experience of a lifetime at Bonnaroo

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Last weekend, nearly 80,000 music fans gathered in Manchester, TN for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Each day was packed with performances from artists such as ZZ Ward, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys and global music icons such as Elton John. From country music lovers to die-hard rock-and-roll fanatics, Skype and XBOX provided a … Read more

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