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News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Skype Helps Hospital Cut Down on Missed Appointments

Last year, there were over 5.5 million missed outpatient hospital appointments in the UK, costing the National Health Service (NHS) an estimated £800million. Because of this, the Department of Health recently called for hospitals to make greater use of… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

How Skype Helps Santa Make Christmas Happen

Santa Claus, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle – however you refer to him, this is certainly the time of year when everyone wants to know what’s going on in his world. With a workshop in the North Pole to run, elves… Read more

Teachers, Enter our Santa in the Classroom Contest: Educators Can Win $10,000 in Technology Products and a Call with Santa for Their Classrooms

We are very proud that Skype’s technology helps enable amazing learning experiences for students across the globe. From explorer Mark Wood connecting classrooms in Nepal and Tsunami-damaged Japan for an environmental discussion to students getting a chance to learn from NASA and even surprise video calls from NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, Skype in the classroom empowers teachers to bring truly remarkable experiences to their schools. Read more

Pro Travelers’ Top Three Skype Travel Tips

Travelling during the holiday season is incredibly common. While the holidays are ostensibly about eating and relaxing with family – the travel itself can inject a fair amount of stress into your vacation. We reached out to a bunch of… Read more

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