Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Virtual Language Lessons

Did you know there are over 6,000 languages spoken across the globe? As an essential tool for communication for millions of people representing hundreds of countries, we know that our Skype users speak a number of different languages when connecting… Read more

Music Through Skype

This week, we saw a great video showcasing well-known Canadian singers Shania Twain and Michael Bublé recording their duet of the popular holiday song "White Christmas" together via Skype video call. With Shania in Switzerland, Michael in Napa Valley and… Read more

Chef de Skype

If you're a fan of the popular day time cooking show "Every Day with Rachael Ray," then you likely have seen celebrity cooking host Rachael Ray bring cooking enthusiasts into her show via Skype video call. From one kitchen to… 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

Students get back to Skype when back to school

Striking out on your own for a university experience can be trying at first, but with Skype, you can keep your parents on the line while chatting up new friends from lecture. Setting off for university – especially when you'll… Read more

Pilates On-the-Go with Skype

Ever think of exercising via Skype? I certainly had not, but then I spoke with one Skype user, Certified Master Pilates Instructor and Celebrity trainer Jennifer Blaine, who really showed her innovative side when deciding to bring Skype into her… Read more

The growth of Skype use in the classroom

As a follow up to Skype CEO Tony Bates' blog on "The Transformational Power of Skype in the Classroom" last month, we thought it would be enlightening to share a round-up of some recent news stories regarding schools across the… Read more

Vocal Training via Skype

One of the many perks of Skype is how it can bring people together, face-to-face, across thousands of miles. So often, we hear of families and friends utilizing Skype to keep their relationships strong. However, more and more, we are… Read more

Royals Round-Up

The past few weeks, we've heard a lot of chatter surrounding royal families using Skype and we love it! A couple weeks ago, Skype created a survey to see which member of the royal family Britons would most like to… Read more

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