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Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

Book Club

I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

想搵工跳槽嗎?五大終極Skype面試秘訣讓你馬到功成!

曾幾何時,透過Skype面試是一件新奇的事。現在巳變得越來越普及,更進而引發起一系列討論探討Skype的禮儀,及如何在Skype視頻通話中留下最好印象。 外界有許多人自稱為專家, 而Skype全球招聘經理James Gould以及Skype Read more

Skype at South by Southwest 2013

South by Southwest Logo

Do you consider yourself a music, technology, film or education aficionado?  If so, you may have heard about South by Southwest, a 26-year old Austin, Texas-based festival event better known simply as “SXSW” to most.  Over the years, it has grown to become one of the biggest events to find out about what’s new and … Read more

That’s So Metal: Pro Musician Offers Fans Skype Guitar Lessons

Paul Allender in his studio.

Ever meet a true rock star?  Best known as the lead guitar player for heavy metal band Cradle of Filth, Paul Allender’s been a professional touring musician for over 20 years.  First picking up a guitar at age 14, he’s been shredding out metal riffs ever since.  Oddly, it seems that one way or another, … Read more

Elige destino de viaje con Skype

Ya llega la época del año en la que empezamos a planear nuestra escapada de verano, dónde ir, qué esperar del sitio visitado y dónde comprar son algunas de las preguntas que nos planteamos. Una agencia de viajes Británica soluciona todos estos problemas fácilmente gracias a Skype. Este turoperador conecta a sus clientes con el … Read more

Skype 1.5 for Windows 8 with file sharing

Today we have released Skype 1.5 for Windows 8. You can download it through the Windows Store. With version 1.5, we have added file sharing, so you can send and receive photos or documents while instant messaging or calling your friends and family. We’re listening to our users, and file sharing has been one of … Read more

非禮勿視,非禮勿聽 – 提升音效視頻質素小貼士

新年快樂!祝大家蛇年行大運、東成西就、旗開得勝、閤家平安!對Skype而言,往年是一個令人振奮的一年。我們準備在2013年為你帶來更多優質的產品。 繼一月所撰寫的文章,我現在為大家提供更多有關音效及視頻的貼士,助你在利用Skype通話時達到 Read more

Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

Pandora's Key

Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs

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We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

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