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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Forging the bond between coach and athlete over Skype

As athletes climb to higher levels of competition, their relationship with their coach becomes more essential – and way more complex. Few manage that intricate bond better than top NCAA and Olympic swimming coach Kim Brackin. Founder of Brackin Elite… Read more

Skype joins Lady Gaga for the Born This Way Ball Tour

What's missing from this equation: Lady Gaga + Skype + _____ = Born This Way Ball world tour? You, of course. Skype and Lady Gaga are teaming up to bring fans brand new experiences along her monumental world tour. Skype… Read more

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more

Skype thanks military families

The old quote goes: "the hardest job in the military is being a military spouse." We here at Skype salute all that military families endure – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as well as their loved ones back at… Read more

Cricket Teams Settle Playoff Match over Skype

Scotland is known for many things but good weather is not one of them. While the Scots pride themselves on being tougher than their climate, the popular sport of cricket is dependent on windows of dry weather between the inevitable… Read more

Two Schools, One Play: How Skype Helped Make it Happen

Skype soliloquys? Apparently so, and "All the world's a stage", as we recently caught wind of two acting studios who decided to join forces and put on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There was just one catch: one studio was in… Read more

Skype for Android Quiz: Put your Skype talents to the test

Millions of people use Skype for Android every day to keep in touch. You might be one of them, but do you think you know Skype inside out, back to front? How about putting your Skype talents to the test?… Read more

Skype at the Republican National Convention

This week's 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay is billed as a "Convention Without Walls." William Harris, the event's CEO, describes the goal as "to use every available communications platform and technology to create a nationwide discussion." He continues,… Read more

Happy 9th Birthday, Skype

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and made the first call ever in 1876, and it was Motorola that invented the first cellular phone in 1973. It was Skype that joined in on these revolutionary moments in… Read more

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