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Skype 4.7 for Android: Your Battery Is Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Sometimes a change you can’t see can make a huge difference. Imagine being able to leave Skype running on your phone all day without having to worry about your battery life. The Skype for Android team has been working to make that possible ever since we promised to improve your mobile experience back in July. … Read more

Give the Gift of Gab this St. Patrick’s Day

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The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend. Whether this talent for eloquent and persuasive talk is found in traditional folk tales, a conversation at the pub, or in the writings of Oscar Wilde, the Irish rightfully pride themselves in their flair for language. Adam Keating, who lives with his wife and 6-year-old … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Builds Friendships across Borders

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When students at St. Anselm Catholic Elementary School in Toronto sang, “I love you in the morning and in the afternoon” through a Skype video call to their new friends at an orphanage in Uganda, time zones and differences melted away. The call was part of the CHAT to the Future program, which regularly connects … Read more

Words Come To Life When Students And Authors Read Together Via Skype

The ritual of reading out loud is a special one for both children and parents.  As mother to two boys, my memories of snuggling with them on the couch reading stories before bed are precious. Going from being narrator to my insistent audience (“Again! Again! But make the villain sound more evil”), to helping them … Read more

TODAY Show Host Plays Mystery Skype

I remember my childhood geography lessons. A whole class period was spent memorizing the location of continents and countries, while attempting to imagine something about how other students lived in these faraway places. If my classmates and I were lucky, we had a pen pal that we exchanged letters and photos with through the mail … Read more

Teaching Math to the Blind – with Lync & Skype

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It isn’t easy for schools to find qualified math teachers. And for schools like The Washington State School for the Blind, it is even harder to hire math instructors who have experience with visually impaired students or teach Nemeth Braille Code for blind students. Sherry Hahn, the Digital Research and Development Coordinator for The Washington … Read more

10 Reasons You Should Introduce Your Pet to Skype

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Paris Permenter is an all-round pet expert, ‘dog tipper’ and now is Skype’s Pet Brand Ambassador. We asked her to put together a list of reasons that pet owners should be using Skype to keep in touch with their furry friends. Skype is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family—and that … Read more

Football Legends Predict Super Bowl Winners

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Being a sports buff, I was excited when Skype and Microsoft invited me to interview an elite group of football legends at Sports Illustrated’s MVP night. Football superstar Lynn Swann hosted an extraordinary evening featuring three of the all-time greatest big game players — including Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Marcus Allen — along with … Read more

Découvrez ‘Five Years – The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story’

Depuis le mois de décembre 2013, le projet Skype Collaboration vous propose une variété de connaissances de la part d’experts de la mode, des histoires pour vous inspirer et un accès exclusif aux dessous de l’industrie de la mode. Il est temps désormais de retracer le voyage de l’entrepreneuse à succès, et si créative, Victoria … Read more

Take a First Look at ‘Five Years – The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story’

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The Skype Collaboration Project has been serving you up a variety of insider knowledge, inspiring stories and exclusive access to the fashion industry since the beginning of December. Now it’s almost time to be showcasing the journey of successful entrepreneur and creative professional Victoria Beckham and her global luxury fashion brand. The story will start … Read more

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