Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and updates from Skype

Vote for the winner of Skype Heroes 2012!

People around the world continue to surprise us with the innovative, exciting — and even heroic ways –they use Skype in their lives. We are so inspired by this, we are creating the first-ever "Skype Heroes" program. This year the… Read more

Help Peace One Day and Skype Support Peace Efforts Around the World

Skype has been proud to play a role in enabling the mission of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to promoting non-violence in all its forms, for over 3 years. One of Peace One Day's goals is to inspire a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world. To help Peace One Day achieve that goal, we created together in 2010 a Global Education Resource for teachers promoting intercultural co-operation, global citizenship, and non-violence. We have received positive feedback from the thousands of teachers using the material as part of their curriculum. Read more

Peace One Day Teaches Students about Peace through Skype Talks

Skype has been a proud partner of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to saving lives by promoting worldwide peace, for over three years. Since first joining forces, our collaboration has evolved to focus on raising awareness of Peace Day, September 21st,, an annual day of non-violence around the globe. As part of Skype's ongoing work to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication, we've recently expanded our partnership further to include a larger focus on education. Read more

One year since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

One year has already passed since this dreadful event. I would like to reiterate my deepest sympathies to the victims, their families, and their friends. To the local people engaged in relentless reconstruction work and those still dependent on external… Read more

Hyped about Skype – Ivy House School wins MOVE Day

Nigel Carter, Director of Education and Business Development, MOVE Europe When MOVE Europe was seeking prizes earlier this year for our annual National MOVE Day, we were delighted to receive the support of Skype and the contribution of Skype gadgets… Read more

How humanitarian organisations like UNHCR are using Skype

In under a year significant progress has been made with the rollout of Skype's bespoke low-bandwidth solution for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The introduction of Skype has had a positive impact on the lives of many employees who were… Read more

Peace One Day use Skype to help mobilise the youth of the world

The world has just celebrated Peace Day 2011; you'll be pleased to know that it was a huge success. And this year we heard some wonderful stories of how Skype has been used amongst students as part of their Peace… Read more

Perfect your Skype in the Classroom Projects

We've seen and heard about some great projects on Skype in the classroom so far. To make it easier for you to find the right partners and the right projects we've made some improvements to how you create, share, and… Read more

Skype in the classroom just got a little bit better

Over the last few months Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 15,000 teachers who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. During that period we've taken some time to sit back,… Read more

"If not for Skype, my wife would have left me by now!" How Skype is improving relationships for UNHCR employees.

"Skype is the main mode of communication to keep in touch with my family," says Haridass Sriram, a UNHCR field protection officer in Aweil, South Sudan. "Everyday I call them using Skype. I can see my two twins who are… Read more

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