Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype into Space

In February, Tony Bates, the president of the Skype division for Microsoft, addressed the Lync Conference in San Diego. In his keynote, he reflected on the Skype division’s B2X journey, enabling people to connect wherever they are. Today we’re announcing an important milestone in this mission. This B2X journey is all about removing barriers to … Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad Hits over 120 Million Downloads and Releases New Versions

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest update (version 4.2.1) to Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad. Following a recent release that supported the larger iPhone 5 screen and fixed several bugs, the new version includes some of the most requested features from our users on both iPhone and iPad. Read more

It's Better to Give and Receive with Skype Gift Cards

Wouldn’t the best holiday gift for your far-flung friends and family be the chance to spend some time together? Short of shelling out for plane tickets or enduring long train rides, there is another way to keep in touch with friends and family, no matter where they are…you can give the gift of Skype. Read more

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more