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Cooking up global goodness over Skype

On Skype with Chef Yoshimi in Japan

What makes each culture different, but brings us all together like nothing else can? Food! The scents, stories, and sharing a homemade meal around the table together—few things are quite so satisfying or make us feel more connected. And yet, who can afford to whisk off (no pun intended) to Barcelona or Tokyo every time … Read more

Introducing free Skype Meetings

Introducing free Skype Meetings

We always love hearing about the original ways you use Skype and have noticed that quite a few of you use our technology to run meetings for your small business. Today, we’re excited to introduce a new meeting solution for small businesses in the U.S.: Skype Meetings. For all the details, please head over to … Read more

On trend and always online. Skype meets a virtual fashion stylist

An example of one of Mia’s interior projects shot by Kiersten Ladzinski

“A girl should be two things… classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel Founder of Mia Collins Design, Mia is a personal stylist and interior designer who has a passion for all things to do with fashion. We were especially intrigued with the way she consults clients over Skype—helping to inject wardrobes with new life, create … Read more

Combining the ancient art of feng shui with Skype technology

Dana Claudat

Feng shui is the practice of harmonizing people with their environment—an ancient art often used to orient buildings and also spiritual structures such as tombs. These days it is still being used by people to bring harmony and good fortune to their homes. We found out how Dana Claudat, a renowned interior designer and founder … Read more

Interior design goes virtual with Skype

One of Allison’s mood boards

From dancing across time zones to teaching photography over Skype—we’ve been finding people who are using our technology in very original ways. Recently, we met Allison Harlow, founder of  CURIO Design studio, a revolutionary interior design service that operates 100% online with the help of Skype video calling. Realizing that her target markets were changing their approach … Read more

Skincare faces the future with Skype

Face the Future uses Skype for skin care consultations

Skype is all about face-to-face communication with the ones you love. In fact, since we launched, we’ve been inspired and driven to innovate and evolve our services through bringing people closer to each other, no matter where they happen to be. And lately, we’ve been amazed to read about inventive ways that people use our … Read more

For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Skype and Metro Wines share a taste for success

Metro Wines

Travelling to France, Italy or Napa Valley to sample the world’s most renowned grands crus is certainly a highlight in any wine enthusiast’s life. But what if travel isn’t an option? John Kerr and Gina Trippi, owners of Metro Wines in Asheville, North Carolina, have the solution: Skype. Metro Wines, a small wine shop with … Read more

Bicycle startup gears up with group video calling

Bicymple GVC1

People say that manufacturing in America is a thing of the past. They say that we no longer make things here. Two young entrepreneurs from Bellingham, Washington, disagree. Not only have Josh Bechtel and Gabe Starbuck created a successful manufacturing startup out of thin air, but they’ve created an innovative redesign of one of the world’s … Read more

3 tools to help entrepreneurs get off the ground

At Skype, we know how daunting the path from idea to launch can be for a business owner. Even when you have an incredible idea, you can get stuck trying to figure out the answers to tough questions, such as: who can I turn to for advice, especially when I need it most? Where can … Read more

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