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Skype in the classroom, now 20,000 members strong

Today, we've reached a key milestone: Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 20,000 educators who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would… Read more

U.S. State Department Connects Families via Skype During "Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays" Event

In order to brighten the spirit of the holidays, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton hosts an annual "Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays" event honoring the service, dedication and sacrifice of U.S. government employees and their families who are separated… Read more

Skype 2.6 for Android: Send photos and videos – just in time for the holidays!

Today we are thrilled to announce the new version of Skype for Android. With Skype 2.6 for Android, you can send photos and videos to friends or family from Skype on your Android device. It's now even easier to share… Read more

Skype in the Classroom wins Summer 2011 Tomorrow Award

A few weeks ago, we learned the exciting news that Skype in the classroom won 1 of 5 Summer 2011 Tomorrow Awards. The Tomorrow Awards, an international award honoring advertising creativity that pushes new boundaries in technology, awarded Skype in… Read more

The doctor will see you now … on Skype

Flu season is fast approaching. But some smart-thinking doctors are helping their patients avoid catching the sniffles by cutting out the waiting room and talking over Skype instead. Read on and find out how Skype video calls help connect doctors… Read more

Say it with Skype and Hard-Fi

Skype and Hard-Fi have teamed up to bring you a rockin' and truly memorable group video birthday greeting. Just like the other bands on the Say it with Skype lineup, the members of Hard-Fi all use Skype to keep in… Read more

How to use Skype to stay in touch with the kids

Whether you live apart from your kids or grandkids, or are away on business, it's easy to stay in touch using Skype. Read on for our top tips on how to keep the kids happy with video calling and more…. Read more

Give the Gift of Video Calling

Can't be with your loved ones this month? One of the best ways to spend time with close friends and family this holiday season from afar is by using Skype video calling. Rather than send your loved ones a card… Read more

Get follicle-friendly this Movember with Skype …

Guys – it's time to put down those razors as November's looking to get a little hairy. In fact, every year men across the world swerve their shavers and start sporting a 'stache all in the name of charity. Read… Read more

The Healing Power of Laughter at Variety Magazine's Power of Comedy

This past Saturday, Skype was a proud sponsor of Variety Magazine's Power of Comedy event, honoring comedian and actress Amy Poehler. With an impressive list of shows and films such as Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls and Parks and Recreation,… Read more

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