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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Global Skype community selects Skype Hero 2012

Every day we hear new stories about the unexpected and fascinating ways people are using Skype. Of the thousands of examples, we nominated five exceptional candidates for the Skype Hero 2012 award. From an explorer to a doctor to a… Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 16 on Windows and Mountain Lion on Mac

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.3.11079 with Firefox 16 support. Additionally we have released Skype Click to Call for Mac, version 2.3.11097 with Mountain Lion support. We ask that you… Read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about passwords, and some things you didn't!

Today's guest blogger is Matthew De Beer, who is a Product Feedback Analyst here at Skype. Take it away, Matthew! How about we talk about password security? If that sentence made you roll your eyes and start looking for a… Read more

Skype Is Going to the Dogs

"I am constantly surprised by the number of people who volunteer to help Dogs for the Deaf and the depth of their commitment," says Vaughn Maurice, General Manager of the Oregon-based non-profit. The fact that Dogs for the Deaf strikes… Read more

Identical Twins Stay Connected Through Skype Baking

All families have customs, many of which involve bringing people together through a home cooked meal. Sharing in the preparation of that meal is a way that families and friends connect and build upon tradition. But what do you do… Read more

Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad. In this release, we have fixed audio and video calling issues which have been reported by some of our users. These issues have occurred on iPhone 5… Read more

Extraordinary women create new possibilities with Skype

Pippa Lord, the Melbourne-bred, Brooklyn-dwelling founder of the online culinary and lifestyle magazine Sous Style, is one of the pioneers of a new generation of younger, hipper and tech savvier generation of Martha Stewarts who strive for "imperfect perfection." She… Read more

Iowa Governor pioneers statewide "Skype Your School!" program

Iowa is better known for being the core of the traditional "American Heartland" than it is for pushing the frontiers of digital technology. But Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds do not believe that those designations are mutually… Read more

Security notice: "lol is this your new profile pic?"

We have received reports of some malicious activity targeting a small number of Skype users with an instant message and link that says, "lol is this your new profile pic?" This activity is another example of an Internet scam targeting… Read more

How One Mom Uses Skype to Tackle her Busiest Days

Between dirty diapers, soccer practices, the workplace and report cards, trying to juggle business and family life can be challenging. But moms face these tasks every day. We recently sat down with Barbara Baker, a stay-at-home mother of three and… Read more

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