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Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

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Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

Couples Use Skype to Bridge the Distance

Long-distance relationships are never easy.  Different time zones and busy schedules can make keeping the flame going with a far-flung mate very difficult. While closing the distance can be hard, many couples rely on Skype to make their relationship work. Mallory and Nick met for the first time last summer during an environmental film class … Read more

Skype’s Not Just a Chat Tool for the Modern Office – It’s an Everything Tool

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HashableMedia is a digital media creation company, and like a lot of companies these days, we spend a lot of time working remotely. With a laptop and Wi-Fi we can get things done, working on articles and videos wherever we need to. Whether we’re in the office or a coffee shop down the road from … Read more

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith: “Skype is Like My Lifeline!”

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith.

LaQuan Smith is a designer and a visionary who has had a flair for fashion since being taught to sew by his grandmother at a young age. After a battle with cancer in 2007, he recognized a desire to design clothing as one of his life’s dreams. In 2010 at just 20 years old, he proudly … Read more

Are Skype Therapy Sessions Right for You?

As the New Year approaches, giving mental health a tune up is often on the list of resolutions. But whether you’re suffering from anxiety or looking for perspective on unresolved family issues, finding the perfect therapist or counselor is important. New York native Frank Scott had been in therapy for 8 years before his therapist … Read more

Looking For Your Next Job? Here Are the Definitive Top Five Skype Interview Tips

Doing an important interview over Skype was once a novelty. These days, it’s quickly becoming common practice. The growing prominence of Skype interviews has given rise to a whole school of thought on Skype etiquette and how to make the best impression over aSkype video call. While there’re a lot of self-proclaimed experts out there, we got … Read more

See No Evil, Hear No Evil – Tips for Audio and Video Quality

As this is my first post of 2013, let me wish you all the best for the year ahead. 2012 was an exciting year here at Skype and we’re planning on bringing you even more great stuff in 2013. I’d like to finish what I started in December with one more set of audio and video tips … Read more

Five Tips to Organize your Skype Contact List

If you’ve been using Skype for a while, it may be that your Skype contact list has become too long and unwieldy to navigate efficiently. If so, try these tips to manage your contacts more effectively. These sometimes vary between Skype running on Macs, on Windows 8, and on earlier versions of Windows, so I’ve linked to … Read more

Skype Talks With LIVE with Kelly and Michael's Michael Strahan

From winning a Super Bowl and setting a record in his final NFL season to producing and starring in a sitcom to now taking over one of the biggest jobs in television as the co-host of LIVE with Kelly and… Read more

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