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'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

A Chance to Change the World

Students are making a difference to all of us; they're improving our lives with the use of innovative technology. Jessica Watson, Young Australian of the Year and the youngest person to sail around the world solo, points out students have… Read more

Leave No Partygoer Behind This 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, Skype fans! Nothing says summertime quite like a swimming pool, some fireworks and more than enough barbecue to go around. But with everyone's busy schedules, it's possible that the whole family may not be able to… Read more

Skype Counseling Takes Center Stage on Showtime's 'Web Therapy' with Lisa Kudrow

Tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET, the second season of ‘Web Therapy’ starring Lisa Kudrow, premiers. In the show, the therapist played by Kudrow counsels her clients (played by some big name actors) via Skype. Watch the teaser trailer… Read more

Skype Counseling Takes Center Stage on Showtime's 'Web Therapy' with Lisa Kudrow

Tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET, the second season of 'Web Therapy' starring Lisa Kudrow, premiers. In the show, the therapist played by Kudrow counsels her clients (played by some big name actors) via Skype. Watch the teaser trailer… Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 2

At the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher on the final day of the event where I detailed the future of Skype.

Last week, I reviewed my discussion with Kara about the growth of Skype after we joined forces with Microsoft, and talked about our commitment to recruitment and talent acquisition. In this post, I'll talk about my discussion with Kara on the product side, our vision to continue being a user-driven company and how this will all drive Skype's ultimate goal of becoming an essential tool for everyday global communications. Read more

Share your summer fun with Skype

Share the fun and sun of your summer vacations and special weekends with Skype. From group video calls in the garden to wallet-friendly international calls, get your summer sharing sewn up with Skype. It doesn't matter what the weatherman says,… Read more

World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Surprises Fan with Skype Video Call

Here's a pop-quiz: what do Skype and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have in common? While perhaps not a match made in heaven at first glance, we definitely have more similarities that you'd think. Skype has hundreds of millions of users… Read more

Beckham's first coach in disbelief as David misses out on the Olympics

During the run-up to the Olympics, Skype will be airing a number of exclusive interviews with friends and family of top Olympic athletes. Today, David Beckham's first coach, Stuart Underwood, expresses his disbelief that Beckham wasn't selected for GB's football… Read more

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