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News, stories, and updates from Skype

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

One of my favorite early grade school memories was having a pen pal. Every year, my teacher would present each student with a profile of another student who lived in another town across the nation. I would immediately begin writing to my pen pal, asking them questions like: “What is the weather like where you … Read more

Online dating leads to long distance love via Skype

A whirlwind romance was never something 28 year-old Michelle Gerson expected, but it was exactly what she got two years ago when she met her now fiancé, Jason Wagner, online. Michelle and Jason, better known as ‘welljustbecause’ and ‘Coldsideofpillow’ on OKCupid, first met in June 2011. The chemistry was instant, and they began emailing and … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated, now with HD Video!

Today we have released an update for the Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview, version 2.4 In this release, we focused on increasing quality & reliability while also adding new capabilities based on customer feedback. Get the updated version now from Windows Phone Store. Here are just a few of the new capabilities you can … Read more

Focused to the core: Pilates instructor uses Skype for one-on-one coaching

The physical fitness practice known as Pilates was developed in the early 20th century, and now has more than 11 million people practicing it worldwide. Denise Posnak fell in love with Pilates over ten years ago and quickly decided to become an instructor. After 12 years of teaching, this New York-based instructor has found a … Read more

He jumps off buildings, He sets himself on fire, He uses Skype

When Anthony Molinari first arrived in Hollywood as an aspiring stuntman he believed that the best way to make a name for himself was by doing the “gnarliest gags” which include “car hits” and “stair falls”. Now, a decade later, with credits in The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and the upcoming The Lone Ranger … Read more

Skype 6.3 for Mac

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. In this release, we have worked on improving the quality of the overall user experiences. New features and improvements in Skype 6.3 for Mac include: See a slideshow of other participants in a group call when you are the current speaker New In-Call DTMF dial … Read more

A Skype fan from the UK shares tips for Mother’s Day gift ideas

We’ve been hunting for tips on what to get for Mother’s Day, this Sunday March 10, and we wanted to share this email, from Jean Davis in Buckinghamshire in the UK. Dear Skype, My son is going to Skype call me on Mother’s Day, as usual and so I wanted to share my tip with … Read more

Managing your group chats like a boss

Group chats are great for keeping everyone updated on the latest goings on. At work I use group chats for everything, from introducing people with a shared interest, to planning where to go for lunch. Skype has a range of options for managing your group chats, here I will give you some advanced tips on … Read more

Actualizarse de Windows Live Messenger a Skype

¡Windows Live Messenger y Skype se unirán pronto! No solo vas a poder mantener todos tus contactos en la misma plataforma, sino que además, esta unión te permitirá descubrir nuevas funcionalidades y beneficios. Te dejamos algunas de las nuevas características de las que vas a poder disfrutar con Skype en el escritorio de Windows. Skype, … Read more

Chords, Keys and Lyrics Composed via Skype

Singer-songwriter Megan Redmond.

Denver, Colorado: it’s not exactly a hotbed of the music industry.  But 17-year old singer-songwriter Megan Redmond isn’t the type of person to let geography stand in her way.  Although she was born in Denver, because of her passion for music and songwriting, her parents decided to move her to Nashville, TN when she was … Read more

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