Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Skype Gift Cards Keep Grandson in Touch Over the Holidays

Annie lives in Miami. In recent years, her family has mushroomed from just her son and daughter to include their spouses and now four grandchildren divided between Miami and Memphis. While Annie usually spends Thanksgiving weekend with her son’s family… Read more

Skype Gift Cards help families stay connected for Thanksgiving

Josh is a junior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Like many Americans, Josh’s family is spread about the country. His parents are both based in the Pacific Northwest and his sister lives in New York, but everyone in… Read more

Say Hello to Skype for Android Tablets

Today we’re delighted to announce version 3.0 of Skype for Android. As long-standing Skype enthusiasts know, we’re committed to making the Skype experience the best it can be, wherever you are and with whatever device you’re using. With so many now using tablets to make video and voice calls with Skype, this latest version is optimized to scale to your tablet’s bigger screen, so you can experience Skype on a larger display wherever you go. Read more

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Skype say, "Oh yes we can"

Recently, we had the pleasure of joining British TV star Craig Revel Horwood and some inspirational children at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) to launch the world’s first pantomime via Skype. On 13th December, a special performance… Read more

Staying in Touch during Diwali

Happy Diwali! A bright time on the Hindu calendar, the five-day festival of lights is celebrated all over the world. And Skype is helping families to stay in touch during this holiday as never before. Movie script editor Sara Adhikari… Read more

Shaq Attack! School Chats with NBA Superstar via Skype

When I was younger, my parents told me I could do and be anything if I put my mind to it. That’s something a lot of children hear from their encouraging parents, and perhaps that’s why kids are dreamers with… Read more

Bringing you face-to-face with small businesses around the world: Welcome to 'Skype in the workspace'

In the world of business, one of the riskiest things you can do – but perhaps the most thrilling – is to become your own boss. Fuelled by an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to see ideas, products and services… Read more

Can You Really Teach a Dog to Behave Over Skype?

Dogs can be a human’s best friend, but cohabitating with a canine can also be the source of relentless frustration. Incessant barking. Scratching floors. Chewing furniture. The list goes on. Fortunately most dog behavior issues can be corrected with the… Read more

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