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Two Birds, One Award-Winning Brewery, and Plenty of Skype

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Between co-running Australia’s first ever women-owned brewery Two Birds, and facilitating the Aussie branch of Pink Boots Society—an international nonprofit set on inspiring and empowering lady brewers all over the world—Jayne Lewis works up quite a thirst. Lucky for her, she’s surrounded by an ever-pouring selection of her own highly inspired, award-winning craft brews—brews that … Read more

From Farm to Mug—Thanks to Skype

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For Laila Ghambari, the 2014 United States barista champion,  it’s not even about the coffee. “I mean I enjoy coffee. I have one cup of coffee a day—and I make sure it’s a great one,” she smiles. “But coffee is a global commodity, and because of that—we’re everywhere.” She continues, “Skype allows us to be everywhere. … Read more

Skype 1.8 for Xbox One now has photo viewing and enhanced Snap experience

  Since we launched Skype for Xbox One*, we’ve been listening to your feedback and continuing to make updates to improve your Skype experience. With this update, we’re excited to add the ability to view photos from mobile devices; we’re also continuing to evolve Snap functionality, which we announced a few months ago. Skype 1.8 … Read more

Will Brazil win the World Cup? Of course, says a Brazilian.

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Tiago Mello was ecstatic when it was announced back in 2007 that Brazil would host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Living in San Francisco and studying tourism, Tiago was one of some 1.5 million Brazilians living around the world as part of the “Brazilian Diaspora.” Upon seeing the news on TV, he used Skype to … Read more

Discover Brazil’s Culinary Secrets with Top Food Blogger

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As a main host city for this summer’s World Cup and the site of the next Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is one the most celebrated places on the planet. That said, most people don’t actually know much about Rio beyond the clichés of beaches, bikinis, and Carnaval. Fortunately, intrepid bloggers like Tom Le Mesurier at … Read more

Skype Salutes Heroes from Captain America to a 10-year-old Orphan

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Captain America derives his superpowers from a special serum. But for everyday heroes, the kind who don’t grace the big screen but still make a big difference in the lives of others, it’s most often education that empowers them. In celebration of the release of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the spirit of heroism, Skype … Read more

Students Dazzled by South African Penguins Over Skype

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Recently Skype in the classroom organized a month-long series of renowned marine experts and oceanographers exploring the oceans and the creatures living in them.  Thousands of students around the globe took part in Skype calls with guest speakers from boats out at sea, marine biologists in their labs, and in some cases, they had Skype calls … Read more

Встречайте…. Skype для Windows Phone 8.1 и новые возможности Skype для Windows 8.1 с обновлением

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Самые яркие представители сообщества разработчиков собрались сегодня в Сан-Франциско на конференции Build, чтобы заглянуть в будущее платформы Microsoft, познакомиться с грядущими обновлениями продуктов и узнать о новых возможностях. Те из вас, кто следил за новостями с конференции Build, уже знают, что компания Microsoft объявила о выходе полностью переработанной версии операционной системы Windows Phone 8.1. И … Read more

Introducing New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 & Improved Skype for Windows 8.1

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At Microsoft’s Build Conference in San Francisco today, the developer community’s best and brightest have come together to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, product updates, and opportunities. Anyone paying close attention to the news at Build will know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8.1, which has been reinvented around you. And … Read more

What Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day

You know how modern families are. We’re all really busy, we’re spread out all over the world, so it’s more important than ever that we keep family bonds with our loved ones strong. Over 40% of us won’t be able to spend time with our mums for Mother’s Day.  But lots of people have the … Read more

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