Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

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

Part 2: Boost your business with social media basics from expert Stephanie Schwab

Yesterday we shared a Q&A with Stephanie Schwab, founder and CEO of Crackerjack Marketing. A well-known expert on all things social, Stephanie founded the Social Media School in New York, where she trains businesses on how to start social media programs. Because she had so much to share, we’ve included a few more questions and answers here today. … Read more

Boost your business with social media basics from expert Stephanie Schwab

Starting out on social media can be a daunting prospect for many small business owners. To get answers to some basic social media questions, we tapped Stephanie Schwab, founder and CEO of Crackerjack Marketing. A well-known expert on all things social, Stephanie runs the Social Media School in New York, where she trains businesses on how to start … Read more

Bringing you face-to-face with small businesses around the world: Welcome to 'Skype in the workspace'

In the world of business, one of the riskiest things you can do – but perhaps the most thrilling – is to become your own boss. Fuelled by an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to see ideas, products and services… Read more

Can You Really Teach a Dog to Behave Over Skype?

Dogs can be a human’s best friend, but cohabitating with a canine can also be the source of relentless frustration. Incessant barking. Scratching floors. Chewing furniture. The list goes on. Fortunately most dog behavior issues can be corrected with the… Read more

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