Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

The Modern Day Book Club with Meg Wolitzer

Earlier this summer, we told you about the exciting partnership with MORE Magazine in which nine lucky book clubs could submit for the chance to be part of a virtual book club with author Meg Wolitzer. On August 7th, the… Read more

Digital Artist Uses Skype for Transatlantic Portrait Painting Sessions

For San Francisco-based digital artist David Newman, a specialist in painting life portraits with the iPad, Skype has enabled him to expand his portrait painting studio to anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Photo by Peter Blacksberg…. Read more

Your #ILOVESKYPE Stories

We've seen a lot of response with the #ILOVESKYPE moments you are sharing for Skype's 8th Birthday. Here are our eight favorites. 1) @GeneralMattina: @Skype 92 yr old Grandmama in PA Skyping my sister in LA. #ILOVESKYPE http://twitpic.com/6d985o 2) @Rorymi6:… Read more

Skype video helps news gathering

The world of news reporting has evolved tremendously over the past few years! As technological advances take place, people are able to share their stories with media in new and exciting ways. Thankfully, Skype has been there along the way… Read more

A Bittersweet Wedding

Quite often, I turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or local newspaper, and see stories about Skype. Whether it's an army husband watching his baby's birth from Iraq, a classroom having a virtual field trip, or a grandmother… Read more

Skype for iPad makes its TV debut

Last week on the popular TV Show in the United States "Hot in Cleveland" we saw the hilarious cast take full advantage of Skype for iPad while gabbing in their living room. While three of the characters caught up on… Read more

Vacation Bound

Everyone needs a vacation, and this week, I'm packing my bags and leaving the city for a week to spend some time with my family. Even though I'll be out of the office and away from my computer, I plan… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine’s intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone’; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

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