Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in August

It really is true that "celebrities are just like us." People use Skype for all sorts of reasons – to reach out to friends and family, to do amazing things that haven't been done before, and to just be funny… Read more

Happy 9th Birthday, Skype

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and made the first call ever in 1876, and it was Motorola that invented the first cellular phone in 1973. It was Skype that joined in on these revolutionary moments in… Read more

The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

Peace One Day Teaches Students about Peace through Skype Talks

Skype has been a proud partner of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to saving lives by promoting worldwide peace, for over three years. Since first joining forces, our collaboration has evolved to focus on raising awareness of Peace Day, September 21st,, an annual day of non-violence around the globe. As part of Skype's ongoing work to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication, we've recently expanded our partnership further to include a larger focus on education. Read more

New Single from Nas Created via Skype Collaboration with Amy Winehouse

Nas' tenth album, Life is Good, was just released this summer – and it features an artist that may surprise you. Through his producer Salaam Remi, Nas was able to meet and befriend the late Amy Winehouse via a Skype… Read more

Tired of running the gauntlet on your daily commute?

Sometimes getting to and from the office can be a real feat of strength – sweaty, exhausting and epically long, no matter what city you live in. London is a fitting example at the moment, where overcoming the obstacles of… Read more

Introducing new Skype Cards in Mexico

Skype is always working towards more and more ways to bring people together whenever they are apart. At Skype today we are happy to introduce a new payment option for the Mexico market, Skype Cards. Skype users in Mexico will… Read more

It's Time for an eBook about Skype!

Introducing Experience Skype to the Max – a comprehensive guide to enriching your Skype experience. I've had the privilege of covering Skype via the independent Skype Journal and Voice On The Web blogs for over six years. I first experienced… Read more

It's Time for an eBook about Skype!

Introducing Experience Skype to the Max – a comprehensive guide to enriching your Skype experience. I’ve had the privilege of covering Skype via the independent Skype Journal and Voice On The Web blogs for over six years. I first experienced… Read more

Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web (CU-RTC-Web)

This is a cross-post of an article from the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog. Today, we are pleased to announce Microsoft's contribution of the CU-RTC-Web proposal to the W3C WebRTC working group. Thanks in no small part to the exponential improvements… Read more

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