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Skype spreads the spirit of Christmas to children across the UK

We recently teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London to bring some Christmas magic to patients and their families who will be in the hospital during this difficult time of year. In a world’s first, a special… Read more

3 Top Tips to Look and Sound Good on Skype

It’s nearly that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us! For a lot of people, it’s a time to take a break but for some of us there’s a lot to take care of. There are… Read more

Happy Holidays from Say it with Skype

It’s that time of year again when people gather from far and wide to celebrate and be merry. We’re helping friends and family connect for the holidays with our Say It With Skype video greeting app–the perfect way to send… Read more

And the Oscar for best supporting role goes to . . . Skype

How do you keep in touch when you are stuck in Middle Earth for 18 months without your family? That’s how long Hobbit star Andy Serkis, who plays Gollum, spent in New Zealand filming the three-movie epic. Between long haul… Read more

Why Are Skype Gift Cards a Great Present? Ask a Pro.

Lindsay Roberts is a nationally recognized gift-giving expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com. She scours boutiques, magazines and the web to find creative gift ideas and connects shoppers with the stores that sell her finds. A frequent guest on news shows,… Read more

LIVE with Kelly and Michael Fan Wins Trivia Contest via Skype

There are two things that Christianne Perry does every weekday morning. 1) The Rocklin, California, pastry chef gets up early to start baking. 2) She tunes in to LIVE with Kelly and Michael. And for the last year, she’s had… Read more

Staying fit on Skype: VirtuFit.net

Many of us at Skype are starting to enjoy the indulgences of the season a little too much. The story’s familiar: jeans get tighter and holiday party attendance outpaces trips to the gym. An entrepreneur in Florida has come up… Read more

Are you ready to rock…and make a Skype call?

German rock monsters the Scorpions had a special Skype message for their friends back in California – before their gig up a mountain in Austria on their farewell tour. At a busy press conference, asked if he would like to… Read more

Skype and Gaga for One Call only

Do you love sharing your favorite moments over a Skype group video call with friends and family? What about if you could experience a call with the Queen of Pop herself, Lady Gaga? Skype is teaming up with Lady Gaga… Read more

Skype Social Good – Making Life Better Through Technology

After I finished speaking on stage at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley earlier this week, I found myself reflecting on both the number of innovative and passionate people dedicated to changing our world for the better and the role technology is playing to drive these changes within our global society. At Skype, we’ve always believed in the power of technology to bring the world closer together by enabling people everywhere to share experiences. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way Skype is playing a social transformation role in a number of areas – education, peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Read more

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