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Skype for Linux 4.2

Spring is a time for growth, renewal and change. In the spirit of the season, we’ve released the brand new Skype for Linux 4.2 update. We rolled up our sleeves and reconsidered the heart of the Skype for Linux client. We’re very excited about the results and think that you will be too. Click here … Read more

True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

Robert Downey, Jr. Kiss

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes? Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to … Read more

Solarenergie für die ganze Welt mit Skype

Weltweit haben eineinhalb Milliarden Menschen nach Sonnenuntergang keinen geregelten Zugang zu Elektrizität oder Licht. Das ist grob geschätzt ein Viertel der gesamten Weltbevölkerung, das darauf angewiesen ist, Holz oder Kerosin für die Stromerzeugung zu verbrennen. Viele haben sogar überhaupt keinen Zugang zu Elektrizität. Die in New York ansässige Firma Voltaic Systems und eine Handvoll anderer … Read more


2008年冲击海地的三个强烈飓风与热带风暴,包括费伊(Fay)、古斯塔夫(Gustay)、汉娜(Hanna)和艾克(Ike),令当地经济损失惨重并且严重威胁着居民的生命安全,影响了全国8%居民。经济损失更达10亿美元,是海地历史上因为自然灾 Read more

Famed Funnyman Mel Brooks Brings Laughs via Skype

Mel Brooks at the 92nd Street Y

Mel Brooks once said, “It’s my job to spot the insane or the bizarre in the commonplace.” With a plethora of movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and an EGOT credit to his name, the famed funnyman has either left us laughing so hard we’re reduced to tears or pondering his insightful pearls of wisdom (sometimes, even … Read more

Vous partez à l’étranger ? Avec Skype, vous serez connectés où que vous soyez

Skype ne représente pas la même chose pour tout le monde, d’ailleurs votre utilisation de Skype peut changer du jour au lendemain. Par exemple pour les étudiants qui partent à l’étranger, Skype devient un moyen de rester connectés avec les proches qu’ils avaient l’habitude de voir quotidiennement. Si vous avez prévu de passer quelques mois … Read more


2008年衝擊海地的三個強烈颶風與熱帶風暴,包括費伊(Fay)、古斯塔夫(Gustay)、漢娜(Hanna)和艾克 (Ike),令當地經濟與人命都損失慘重,影響全國8%居民。當中經濟損失更達十億美元,是海地史上因自然災害帶來的最嚴重損失。其 Read more

Skype 6.4 for Mac With Easier to Use Instant Messaging

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. In this release, we have focused on ease of use of our instant messaging experience. New features and improvements in Skype 6.4 for Mac include: Infinite chat scrolling Improved find from a chat conversation Improved file transfer Improved send and receive contacts Support for Simplified … Read more

Does TV’s Shark Tank Bite on Skype-Based Translation App?

A little under a year ago, we did an interview with Ryan Frankel, the CEO of VerbalizeIt – a real-time translation app that adds live bi-lingual interpreters to Skype voice and video calls. Since then, Ryan and VerbalizeIt co-founder Kunal Sarda recorded an episode of ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank. For those not familiar, … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

Jeff Goodby 4

This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

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