Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.12 – Improved Stability and Performance

Today we’ve released version 6.12 of Skype for Mac. The release mainly focuses on improving stability and reducing crashes – whether you’re using instant messaging, on an audio call, or on a video call. We’ve also improved performance at launch time and made low-level changes which will reduce random crashes. Following the search improvement in … Read more

Ask the White House from Your House

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Whether on your mobile or from your own house, Skype enables you to connect with people all around the world. Now Skype is teaming up with Bing to invite the American public to connect with one very well-known house – the White House – in order to help you learn more about and discuss the … Read more

Couple Runs Length of South America for Environment

British couple, David and Katharine Lowrie, recently became the first spouses to run the length of South America together with Katharine claiming the title of the first woman to ever accomplish the feat. Their 5000 Mile Project was an epic, unsupported run from the bottom of Chile to the top of Venezuela (with a few … Read more

5 astuces Skype pour réussir vos examens avec brio

Les partiels et autres examens de fin d’année approchent – s’ils ne sont pas déjà en cours. En plus de vous permettre de rester en contact avec les personnes qui vous sont le plus chères, Skype vous donne l’occasion d’étudier et de travailler avec d’autres élèves de façon futée et efficace. Skype a demandé à … Read more

Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge – 2 Weeks, 5 Cities, Plenty of Detours

Our Travel Brand Ambassador, Mike from Kick the Grind, is going on a European adventure – and you’re his ticket home. We’re going to drop Mike in Istanbul and he will be relying on your help to get him from Turkey to Turkey Day – he’ll be powered by only a Surface Pro 2, Windows … Read more

Skype Brings Together Classes in New Zealand and California

How do you make a lesson plan come alive? It’s a question teachers ask themselves almost daily. More and more are finding their answer through our Skype in the classroom community, which has opened up a world of virtual field trips to teachers and their students. While teachers already know the value of hands-on learning, … Read more

How Teachers Are Bringing the World to Their Students via Skype in the Classroom

Lauren Lintelman, a fifth-grade teacher at a bilingual school in Dallas, discovered that her students struggled with public speaking more than she had previously realized.  Improving those skills was particularly important for Lauren’s students, who were about to graduate from their Spanish-language elementary school and transition to an English-language middle school.  Lauren turned to Skype … Read more

Top 4 Dorm Room Decorating Tips

As a longtime resident of New York City, Pippa Lord knows a thing or two about living in small apartments. She also knows a thing or two about how to decorate a small space and transform it into a “home.” As the founder of the online magazine sousstyle.com, she strives for “the imperfect perfect” and … Read more

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