Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

"I look forward to Mondays"

People keep asking, "What's it like to work for Skype?" Rather than doling out a general answer, we tracked down an expert, Karlheinz Wurm, to get his story. Karlheinz joined Skype in 2005 and is currently the Product Engineering Director… Read more

Father's Day Spotlight: Children Reconnecting with Dad on Skype

Father’s Day, an annual holiday honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, is this Sunday. While some people will be lucky enough to see their dad or granddad in person this weekend, many others will be too far away to spend the… Read more

Father's Day Spotlight: Children Reconnecting with Dad on Skype

Father's Day, an annual holiday honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, is this Sunday. While some people will be lucky enough to see their dad or granddad in person this weekend, many others will be too far away to spend the… Read more

Skype 5.10 for Windows: Now with Favorite Contacts & Contact List Design Updates

We have just released Skype 5.10 for Windows, which makes it easier to find the contacts you care about most.
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Answers to Your Top Skype for PS Vita Questions – #SkypeListens

When we launched Skype for Playstation Vita (PS Vita) in April, the reception we received from our users and the gaming community was amazing. At Skype, we're so appreciative of our passionate and avid users, and we provide as many opportunities as possible to answer your questions. In the past, we've hosted several #SkypeTalks live chat sessions to address your requests regarding Skype for Android and Skype for Mac, and continually ask for your feedback to solve common issues.

We've seen the questions and feedback regarding Skype on PS Vita that you've posted on our Facebook page, across Twitter and on the Skype Support Network. In this blog post, we will address the most frequently-asked Skype for PS Vita questions from you, our users. Read more

Injured Student Graduates High School via Skype

St. James, Minnesota, is a tight-knight community of some five thousand people. Located closer to the Iowa state line than it is to the Twin Cities, St. James is the kind of small town where news about high school graduation… Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 1

Last week at the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I had the privilege of sitting down for an on-stage Q&A with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. At the onset of our discussion, we acknowledged that the communications landscape is transforming each and every day before our eyes. We discussed the implications of Microsoft and Skype joining forces, what progress we have made so far and what's next for Skype. Read more

Steven Tyler Holds Memorable Skype Call with Boy Battling Cancer

While we generally see celebrities walking the red carpet or crossing the big screen in major hit films, we recently came across an amazing every day story that inspired us involving Aerosmith front man, rock star and American Idol judge… Read more

Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.9 for Windows. The newly released build resolves an issue which made Skype to use excess amount of system resources on the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 8400. We would… Read more

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