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Answers to Your Top Skype for PS Vita Questions – #SkypeListens

When we launched Skype for Playstation Vita (PS Vita) in April, the reception we received from our users and the gaming community was amazing. At Skype, we're so appreciative of our passionate and avid users, and we provide as many opportunities as possible to answer your questions. In the past, we've hosted several #SkypeTalks live chat sessions to address your requests regarding Skype for Android and Skype for Mac, and continually ask for your feedback to solve common issues.

We've seen the questions and feedback regarding Skype on PS Vita that you've posted on our Facebook page, across Twitter and on the Skype Support Network. In this blog post, we will address the most frequently-asked Skype for PS Vita questions from you, our users. Read more

Injured Student Graduates High School via Skype

St. James, Minnesota, is a tight-knight community of some five thousand people. Located closer to the Iowa state line than it is to the Twin Cities, St. James is the kind of small town where news about high school graduation… Read more

Steven Tyler Holds Memorable Skype Call with Boy Battling Cancer

While we generally see celebrities walking the red carpet or crossing the big screen in major hit films, we recently came across an amazing every day story that inspired us involving Aerosmith front man, rock star and American Idol judge… Read more

Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.9 for Windows. The newly released build resolves an issue which made Skype to use excess amount of system resources on the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 8400. We would… Read more

Skype Chain Letter

We have received reports of a chain letter circulating around the Internet asking Skype users not to upgrade to the newest version of Skype. This letter is another example of an Internet scam that attempts to trick people into paying… Read more

Call for Entries: Skype, Pete Wentz, Ryan Tedder and Matt Pinfield are Looking for the Next "Say it with Skype" App House Band

Attention unsigned bands: Skype is looking for the next big music act! As a continuation of our Say it with Skype campaign, we're giving unsigned bands a chance at stardom: they can become part of the Say it with Skype app as the new house band. Read more

Armed Forces Members Serving Overseas use Skype to Witness the Birth of their Children

In light of Memorial Day, we've been thinking a lot about how military members and their families – whether they're veterans or those on active duty – have used Skype to communicate across long distances. A recent trend has demonstrated… Read more

What would you see if you video called the world this June?

Use Skype to video call friends and family in June. Download Skype now and enjoy free video calls to other Skype users across the world. Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype

Skype is everywhere! While we often talk about the great stories of how every-day users and businesses are connecting using Skype, it's also frequently used by another key set of people – celebrities and pop-culture figures. This month, we wanted… Read more

Studying for finals via video call

Did you know that almost 40% of internet users aged twelve through seventeen now use video chat services such as Skype? That's what the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center uncovered. With K-12 schools across the… Read more

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