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Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Deaf Boy First Hears Mother’s Voice Over Skype

It was the moment of truth. Jenri Rivera, 7, stared deep into the laptop screen. He waved to his parents on the other end of a Skype video call in rural Guatemala. It was the first time he’d seen them in the months since he came to America. The new cochlear implant in his ear … Read more

Top 4 Dorm Room Decorating Tips

As a longtime resident of New York City, Pippa Lord knows a thing or two about living in small apartments. She also knows a thing or two about how to decorate a small space and transform it into a “home.” As the founder of the online magazine sousstyle.com, she strives for “the imperfect perfect” and … Read more

Celebrate Family, Brazilian-Style, on Skype!

In many countries, a newborn baby and mother are cloistered away in the maternity ward for days on end without seeing other family members. Sometimes, not even the father is allowed to see the baby. Not so in Brazil. In the largest country in Latin America, it is customary for many friends and relatives to … Read more

Skype Helps Take Fantasy Football to the Next Level

For football fans everywhere, the start of the NFL season means that it’s time for Fantasy Football! Last week, our Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher hosted the #MSFTFootball Fantasy Football League draft with a little help from Skype. The star-studded roster included the likes of: NBA star Baron Davis, NFL Network’s Jenn Brown, DJ Skee, and actors Rich … Read more

10 histoires incroyables de Skype en vidéo

Il est difficile de se dire que Skype existe déjà depuis 10 ans, mais – en même temps – il est encore plus difficile d’imaginer la vie avant Skype. En 10 ans, la petite startup estonienne a réussi à changer notre façon de communiquer avec les personnes les plus importantes à nos yeux, peu importe … Read more

¡Skype celebra una década conectando a personas!

Con motivo del décimo aniversario de Skype os dejamos un post escrito por Elisa Steele, responsable de marketing global de Skype. En 2003, se completó el mapa del genoma humano con un 99,9% de precisión, los cinéfilos se congregaron para ver “El Señor de los anillos: El retorno del Rey” y “Buscando a Nemo” y … Read more

Skype célèbre une décennie de précieuses connections !

Traduction du blog post d’Elisa Steel, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Skype En 2003, le génome humain était séquencé avec une précision de 99.99%, les fans affluaient en masse pour voir Némo et Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi, tandis que J.K. Rowling publiait son cinquième volet de la saga Harry Potter “Harry … Read more

Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

10 Amazing Skype Stories Captured on Video

It’s hard to believe that Skype has existed for 10 whole years, but – at the same time – it’s even harder to imagine life before Skype. Over this last decade, the little startup from Estonia came to change they way  we interact with the people who are most important to us, no matter where they … Read more

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