Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Save Your Business Time and Money: Kick off Your Hiring Process with Skype

The hiring game is evolving as fast as technology itself. These days, job applicants are as likely to be from the other side of the country (or planet) as across town. That means there is access to more talent than ever, but it also means businesses are often deluged with candidates. In order to solve … Read more

Conectividade Lync-Skype: agora com vídeo, e muito mais

Na sua palestra de hoje na Conferência Lync deste ano, em Las Vegas, Derek Burney, vice-presidente corporativo de Relações Estratégicas e Soluções do Microsoft Lync, deu a primeira demonstração pública de chamadas com vídeo entre Lync e Skype! Por isso achamos que era hora de compartilhar algumas das melhorias técnicas que estamos entregando, e como … Read more

Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity v2 Adds Video and More!

During his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas today, Derek Burney, the Corporate Vice President, Strategic Relations and Solutions for Microsoft Lync, gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! I’m the Principal Program Manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2 and I wanted to share some of the technical improvements we’re … Read more

You Don’t Need an Office to Run a Modern Business

When Colorado native Travis Katz was working in London in 2006, he and his wife used the city as a jumping off point to explore Europe and beyond. “We found it incredibly difficult to plan a trip online or with guidebooks,” he says. “It often took days of organizing, and we still ended up feeling … Read more

Celebrating Small Business Saturday in the US

Small businesses are some of the most prolific Skype users – and certainly some of the savviest. They collaborate across borders, communicate with dispersed teams, reach new audiences and conduct business on-the-go, and all without breaking the bank. In honor of Small Business Saturday in the US on Nov. 30, entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz … Read more

Video Calls Help ONA Team “Experience with the eyes”

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Photos capture life’s most precious moments, like holiday gatherings or vacations with family and friends. But ever wish there was a better way to tote your photo equipment, other than a plain, clunky camera bag? Tracy Foster did. She came up with the idea for ONA while vacationing in South Africa, capturing her adventures on camera. … Read more

Weighing Flexible Work Schedules? Skype Can Help

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Naturally, we’re big proponents of the advantages of virtual technology, which allows people to be anywhere, anytime. So we were happy to see that Forbes recently reported on the importance of a virtual or semi-virtual office environment when it comes not only to employee satisfaction, but also to a company’s bottom line. According to the … Read more

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs

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We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith: “Skype is Like My Lifeline!”

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith.

LaQuan Smith is a designer and a visionary who has had a flair for fashion since being taught to sew by his grandmother at a young age. After a battle with cancer in 2007, he recognized a desire to design clothing as one of his life’s dreams. In 2010 at just 20 years old, he proudly … Read more

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