Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Kiribati Calling

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Brian Healy is a middle school science teacher who recently hosted a call between his classroom and another group of students in Kiribati. Even in the excitement-addled days preceding Halloween, this particular lesson was one his students wouldn’t soon forget. What started out as a typical Thursday for my 6th-8th grade science students turned into … Read more

Bougez plus avec Skype : le sport dans tous ses états !

Pour beaucoup d’entre nous, le printemps, et le mois d’avril en particulier, marque le début de la remise en forme avant l’été. Alors que certains sculptent leurs corps dans les salles de musculation ou en cours collectifs dans des centres fitness, d’autres préfèrent le grand air et/ou des exercices encore plus ludiques. Chez Skype, nous … Read more

Célébrez la Saint-Valentin de façon originale avec Skype

La Saint-Valentin n’est pas une fête pour tout le monde ! Certaines personnes redoutent la fête des amoureux : les couples qui vivent une relation longue-distance et qui ne pourront pas être physiquement avec leur âme sœur le jour-J ; les rebelles, pour qui ce rendez-vous annuel n’est qu’un prétexte commercial ; et bien sûr, … Read more

Good food. Good tunes. Good deeds.

Our Moment Makers are passionate about so many different things, but one topic they all feel strongly about is helping others. Skype Ambassadors Frank Bell and Tom Le Mesurier met the Skype Social Good challenge head on by hosting a Skype-enabled dinner party and silent auction in New York City. Tom curated a three-course meal … Read more

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk on Skype Therapy, Dating and Psychology

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“Stereotypes are so entrenched within our culture,” Dr. Danielle Sheypuk explains. “Society assumes that people with disabilities do not want to kiss. Do not want to date. That we don’t someday hope to be wives and mothers, husbands and fathers. You know, there’s something really wrong with that.” Today, Danielle steadfastly debunks such mainstream stigmas. … Read more

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

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