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著名人、読み書き能力の推進にSkypeを活用!

Children

Skypeは、読み書き能力は人権の一環であると提唱する「World Read Aloud Day (世界音読の日)」を記念し、『Skype in the classroom (スカイプ・イン・ザ・クラスルーム)』のメンバーの先生方に、グルー Read more

Famed Funnyman Mel Brooks Brings Laughs via Skype

Mel Brooks at the 92nd Street Y

Mel Brooks once said, “It’s my job to spot the insane or the bizarre in the commonplace.” With a plethora of movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and an EGOT credit to his name, the famed funnyman has either left us laughing so hard we’re reduced to tears or pondering his insightful pearls of wisdom (sometimes, even … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

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This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

Update to Skype 6.3 for Windows

We have released a new version of Skype for Windows. This update improves the quality and stability of the application. Download the new version of Skype now, and let us know what you think about the new release on the Skype Support Network. Read more

Mother Meets Newborn Daughter for the First Time via Skype

Elizabeth Stone once said, “Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” In light of Mother’s Day, a day to express gratitude to the significant female figures in our lives, we look back to the women who brought … Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow is Skype’s Newest Fan

Gwyneth Paltrow

Like most A-list celebrities, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot on her plate. In addition to her acting duties, she’s also a mother, a singer, a food writer and an entrepreneur. While we know that there are many celebrities using Skype, we were pumped to see her set aside time to sit down with entertainment … Read more

Talking with an African Grey Parrot on Skype

Skype has changed how we keep in touch with the people who are important to us. Though, it’s not just people, we’ve also seen dogs communicate with each other on Skype. Recently, we decided to take it a step further and attempt interacting with a highly intelligent African Grey Parrot over Skype. We reached out to two … Read more

Harnessing the Power of Skype to Bring Relief to Haiti

Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – three hurricanes and one tropical storm which rocked the nation of Haiti in 2008, affecting 8% of the country’s overall population. With an estimated $1 billion in damage, this was also the costliest natural disaster in Haitian history. When disasters like these occur, a difficult task is set forth … Read more

No Love for Mom? 1 in 5 People Forget to Send Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Survey

Did your mom always have the best advice when you were younger? Mine sure did – “tie your shoes”, “look both ways before crossing the street”, “don’t talk to strangers” and “don’t follow the crowd” – although I didn’t always listen. Well, when it comes to treating mom right on Mother’s Day, we’d all better … Read more

母の日には「いつもありがとう」の気持ちを込めてSkypeを

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今度の日曜日、5月12日は母の日です。皆様、日頃の感謝の気持ちをどのように伝えますか?豪華な花束、おしゃれな外食、スパのギフトカードなど、いつもだとちょっと手が出ないプレゼントもこの日ばかりは奮発してもいいのではないでしょうか。「いつもあり Read more

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