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Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

Overcoming the Isolation of Huntington’s Disease

It was a complete shock when Daniel’s father was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD) four years ago. Daniel had “never heard of it before” and “didn’t know anyone else who had it or was at risk for the disease.” The inherited genetic condition frequently manifests itself during mid-life and leads to a decline in muscle … Read more

Staying Together with Art and Skype

What kid isn’t an artist? Every parent’s fridge is covered in enthusiastic paintings and drawings and every shelf is crowded with sculptures. Fortunately, Skype makes it easy to share each masterpiece with friends and family all over the world. Julia, one of the stars of our recent Stay Together videos, lives in Los Angeles but … Read more

Classrooms in US and Mexico Bond Over Books

Partnering with another class to read together is a fantastic way to use Skype in your classroom. Not only does this type of lesson improve literacy skills, it’s also a great way to introduce your students to new cultures and stories from around the world. Recently, as part of Skype’s Global Reading Initiative, Elisa Steele, … Read more

O futuro do Skype nos celulares e tablets

O Skype foi fundado com base na simples ideia de que o “o mundo inteiro pode falar de graça”, e acho que nenhum de nós poderia ter imaginado o efeito que isso teria no nosso dia a dia. Dos milhões de crianças que compartilham seu dia a dia com chamadas com vídeo semanais com os … Read more

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

Skype was founded under the simple principle that “the whole world can talk for free,” and I’m not sure any of us could have imagined the remarkable effect this would have had in our daily lives. From millions of young families sharing their weekly video call with proud grandparents, to connecting students around the world … Read more

A Brazilian Couple Begins Their Life Together Virtually

After dating for three long years, Cibele Santos and Fausto Candido were anxious to take the next step. They knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but what they had not foreseen was a job offer abroad causing the beginning of their marriage to take place over Skype. Telling their story here … Read more

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