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News, stories, and updates from Skype

The Dos and Don'ts of "Skype Etiquette"

Everybody's got pet peeves. It's human nature that inevitably some things will annoy us. Skype makes it easier to stay in constant touch with your friends and family, but it also can make it easier to bother them, too. There's… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in June

With their busy schedules and glamorous travels, celebrities often find themselves needing to be in two places at the same time. What's the solution? Many celebrities have been turning to Skype video calling to stay in touch with family, friends… Read more

Hotfix for multiple Skype clients

We are rolling out a hotfix over the next few days for multiple Skype clients to address a couple of known issues. We recommend downloading the updated versions of Skype once they are available. The affected Skype clients are:… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

Skype Saves a California Couple’s Wedding

What do you do when it’s mere days before your wedding and you find yourself without your groom? No, this isn’t a promo for the movie ‘The Hangover 3′ – that’s exactly what happened to Orange County, CA bride-to-be Helen… Read more

Man Connects with Birth Mother for First Time on Skype

Can you imagine the feeling of meeting your mother for the first time after 41 years? That was exactly the case for Larry Johnson of Arizona, who, after 23 years of searching, finally found his mother and reached out to… Read more

Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat

If you're headed to college this fall, there's one good thing to learn before you leave – how to stay in touch while you're away. Students often are multiple hours away from their friends and families while they're in school;… Read more

Mo Farah: global athlete connects his many worlds with Skype

Mohammed "Mo" Farah is a truly global athlete. Born in Somalia, raised in the United Kingdom and currently training in Portland, Oregon, this track star is a gold-medal favorite in the 5000 and 1000 meter run in this summer's… Read more

'The Reel' Welcomed as New House Band for the Join Say it with Skype App

This past May, we introduced Join Say it with Skype, a contest that gave up-and-coming bands and aspiring musicians the chance to be featured in our group video greeting app Say it with Skype. Soon after, we were flooded with tons of unique entries from all corners of the world. From soul singers in New Zealand to grunge rock bands from the U.S. Deep South, we sifted through the vast range of entries and picked out the most notable performances to present to our celebrity judging panel. That panel, comprising of legendary MTV host and music historian Matt Pinfield, Pete Wentz of Black Cards and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, deliberated over the finalists by scoring each of them on their musical merits, creativity and performance skills. Read more

'The Reel' Welcomed as New House Band for the Join Say it with Skype App

This past May, we introduced Join Say it with Skype, a contest that gave up-and-coming bands and aspiring musicians the chance to be featured in our group video greeting app Say it with Skype. Soon after, we were flooded with tons of unique entries from all corners of the world. From soul singers in New Zealand to grunge rock bands from the U.S. Deep South, we sifted through the vast range of entries and picked out the most notable performances to present to our celebrity judging panel. That panel, comprising of legendary MTV host and music historian Matt Pinfield, Pete Wentz of Black Cards and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, deliberated over the finalists by scoring each of them on their musical merits, creativity and performance skills. Read more

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