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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

User Feedback Wanted: Skype and Bluetooth Headsets for iOS, Android

The Skype Support Network has proven to be an invaluable tool for Skype users to help one another and to get great advice from our experts. But every now and then, we notice that a bigger issue crops up where we need to get more detailed information before we fix a problem. Read more

Skype Chain Letter

We have received reports of a chain letter circulating around the Internet asking Skype users not to upgrade to the newest version of Skype. This letter is another example of an Internet scam that attempts to trick people into paying… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype

Skype is everywhere! While we often talk about the great stories of how every-day users and businesses are connecting using Skype, it's also frequently used by another key set of people – celebrities and pop-culture figures. This month, we wanted… Read more

Studying for finals via video call

Did you know that almost 40% of internet users aged twelve through seventeen now use video chat services such as Skype? That's what the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center uncovered. With K-12 schools across the… Read more

5 real benefits of using Skype for business

We understand many of the challenges you face when running your company – time and finances are finite, and you have to excel with the resources you have available. You need to work smarter than your competitors. But how can… Read more

The Great Debate: Does Technology Hinder or Improve Human Relationships?

An article I read recently included the following incredibly striking photo of Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist who is commonly referred to as "The Invisible Man." He earned this nickname since his most popular works of art (including this image) are his "Hiding in the City" series. Read more

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