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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Send the gift of Skype WiFi with Skype Gift Cards

Growing up in Dallas, Matt had exposure to Spanish language and Latin American culture from a very young age. After a year in college as an exchange student in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he knew that he was destined to spend… Read more

Staying fit on Skype: VirtuFit.net

Many of us at Skype are starting to enjoy the indulgences of the season a little too much. The story’s familiar: jeans get tighter and holiday party attendance outpaces trips to the gym. An entrepreneur in Florida has come up… Read more

Skype Helps Hospital Cut Down on Missed Appointments

Last year, there were over 5.5 million missed outpatient hospital appointments in the UK, costing the National Health Service (NHS) an estimated £800million. Because of this, the Department of Health recently called for hospitals to make greater use of… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

Exchange Student Asks for Skype Gift Cards for the Holidays

Clara is a junior at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her focus is on international development and – right after the holidays – she is going get some new insight into her major as… Read more

Can You Really Teach a Dog to Behave Over Skype?

Dogs can be a human’s best friend, but cohabitating with a canine can also be the source of relentless frustration. Incessant barking. Scratching floors. Chewing furniture. The list goes on. Fortunately most dog behavior issues can be corrected with the… Read more

Extraordinary women create new possibilities with Skype

Pippa Lord, the Melbourne-bred, Brooklyn-dwelling founder of the online culinary and lifestyle magazine Sous Style, is one of the pioneers of a new generation of younger, hipper and tech savvier generation of Martha Stewarts who strive for "imperfect perfection." She… Read more

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Two Schools, One Play: How Skype Helped Make it Happen

Skype soliloquys? Apparently so, and "All the world's a stage", as we recently caught wind of two acting studios who decided to join forces and put on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There was just one catch: one studio was in… Read more

Meet Botiful: the Skype-powered robot

Claire Delaunay's move from Paris to Palo Alto was not motivated by dreams of entrepreneurialism, but, rather, her husband's MBA at Stanford. The French roboticist didn't realize she was relocating to the heart of Silicon Valley, nor did she have… Read more

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