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International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith: “Skype is Like My Lifeline!”

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith.

LaQuan Smith is a designer and a visionary who has had a flair for fashion since being taught to sew by his grandmother at a young age. After a battle with cancer in 2007, he recognized a desire to design clothing as one of his life’s dreams. In 2010 at just 20 years old, he proudly … Read more

Skype 4.5 for iPhone and iPad

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.5. New features and improvements: iPhone and iPad: Automatic call recovery for dropped calls. Fix so that instant message conversations appear in the correct order. Marketing opt-in / out selector within app registration. iPhone: Emergency calls now routed through native dialer. iPad: Improved UI … Read more

Are Skype Therapy Sessions Right for You?

As the New Year approaches, giving mental health a tune up is often on the list of resolutions. But whether you’re suffering from anxiety or looking for perspective on unresolved family issues, finding the perfect therapist or counselor is important. New York native Frank Scott had been in therapy for 8 years before his therapist … Read more

Skype Yoga Around the World

Goodness knows all of us are trying hard to get fit and stay healthy, but it’s not easy. Fortunately, there are entrepreneurs out there who are using their ingenuity – and Skype – to make it easy for the rest of us to stay in shape. Amber Swanson from California, is one of those people. … Read more

Looking For Your Next Job? Here Are the Definitive Top Five Skype Interview Tips

Doing an important interview over Skype was once a novelty. These days, it’s quickly becoming common practice. The growing prominence of Skype interviews has given rise to a whole school of thought on Skype etiquette and how to make the best impression over aSkype video call. While there’re a lot of self-proclaimed experts out there, we got … Read more

Part 2: Boost your business with social media basics from expert Stephanie Schwab

Yesterday we shared a Q&A with Stephanie Schwab, founder and CEO of Crackerjack Marketing. A well-known expert on all things social, Stephanie founded the Social Media School in New York, where she trains businesses on how to start social media programs. Because she had so much to share, we’ve included a few more questions and answers here today. … Read more

Boost your business with social media basics from expert Stephanie Schwab

Starting out on social media can be a daunting prospect for many small business owners. To get answers to some basic social media questions, we tapped Stephanie Schwab, founder and CEO of Crackerjack Marketing. A well-known expert on all things social, Stephanie runs the Social Media School in New York, where she trains businesses on how to start … Read more

See No Evil, Hear No Evil – Tips for Audio and Video Quality

As this is my first post of 2013, let me wish you all the best for the year ahead. 2012 was an exciting year here at Skype and we’re planning on bringing you even more great stuff in 2013. I’d like to finish what I started in December with one more set of audio and video tips … Read more

Five Tips to Organize your Skype Contact List

If you’ve been using Skype for a while, it may be that your Skype contact list has become too long and unwieldy to navigate efficiently. If so, try these tips to manage your contacts more effectively. These sometimes vary between Skype running on Macs, on Windows 8, and on earlier versions of Windows, so I’ve linked to … Read more

Skype and Gaga: Highlights from The Born This Way Ball

We’ve had an exciting past few months accompanying Lady Gaga as the official partner of her world tour: The Born This Way Ball. From Stockholm to London to Barcelona, we’ve helped Little Monsters experience the show in incredible new ways: from instantly sharing their looks on our Blue Carpet with Skype Photo Share to leaving messages for Gaga in our … Read more

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