Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Spotlight on Skype's Mobile Engineering Director

"The 2010 holiday season was quickly approaching and everyone was excited about what they were doing. Getting ready for new product releases and updates was keeping everyone busier than ever. However, people were excited for a different reason as well;… Read more

35 Million People Concurrently Online on Skype

According to a Wikipedia entry, 35 is a discrete semiprime (or biprime) (5 × 7); the tenth, and the first with 5 as the lowest non-unitary factor. The aliquot sum of 35 is 13 this being the second composite number… Read more

Skype Hero: College Student Brings Skype into Nursing Home

Sometimes we come across really heartwarming stories which inspire us and highlight the many ways people are doing something really good or helping others using Skype. Today, I want to share with you the story of Ivan Quinones, a college… Read more

Skype Beta for Windows Phone with free video calling

We are pleased to announce the availability of Skype Beta for Windows Phone. Click this link directly from your Windows Phone to get started or check out the Marketplace from your computer. Remember, this is a Beta, so not… Read more

32 million people concurrently online on Skype

Yesterday, Skype passed a new milestone. There were 32 million people signed onto Skype at the same time. That's quite a lot of people using Skype to build and maintain meaningful connections with friends, family and co-workers by making voice… Read more

Skype group video calling… How can you use it?

Here at Skype, we love music. We also love exploring everything group video calling can do. So when we recently had the idea to merge music and group video, we couldn't help ourselves. Without pause we got a hold of… Read more

Skype and sports: a winning combination

More athletes are using Skype video calls and group calls to stay on top of their game. See http://www.skype.com for more. Read more

Share your Skype stories to commemorate the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 1st Anniversary on March 11th

Almost one year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. To commemorate this sad anniversary, we would like to reflect on how disaster-stricken people managed to communicate with their loved ones at a… Read more

A day in the life of a Skype engineer

"It's early in the morning when we arrive at the Skype office in Tallinn, Estonia. In 12 hours, Mark Zuckerberg and Tony Bates will announce the Skype-Facebook partnership. Skype technology will power video chatting on the world's largest online social… Read more

Find a new job with help from Skype

Read on to find out how Skype can help you get your career on track. See Skype.com for more on cheap calls, video calls, international calls and more. Read more

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