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Skype video calling is a powerful tool for journalists

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Sports reporter Rachel Lenzi knows that a good interview requires more than just jotting down what an athlete or coach says. Writing for The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, she has long relied on her ability to read body language and get between the sound bites to find her deeper insights. “Presentation is so important,” Rachel … Read more

How to Call Mexico on Skype

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We live in an ever-smaller world in which our siblings, cousins and best friends don’t just live across town but across international borders. We love hearing from so many of you about how our software helps you keep in touch with the people who are most important to you, no matter where they live. And, … Read more

Skype 5.2 for iPhone: Voice Messaging Support and Profiles Are Back!

We have been reading and listening to your feedback ever since we launched the new remastered Skype for iPhone and have been hard at work incorporating your suggestions. With Skype 5.1 for iPhone we included the ability to delete a conversation, edit a message and added a “Skype”-only contact filter, to name a few. Today, … Read more

Which nation will reign supreme? Football experts debate in a Skype group video call

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Who would win in a fútbol match between Brazil and Argentina? Which player will have the most goals this tournament? Which are the up-and-coming teams to watch over the next years? These are just a few of the topics debated among global football (soccer, for the Americans and Aussies out there) experts on a recent … Read more

The Ones To Watch with Skype Tour welcomes MKTO

What would you say to your favorite music artist if you had the chance to talk to them? If you’ve ever wanted to chat with some of the hottest acts in music, the Ones To Watch with Skype tour is giving you the chance to make this dream a reality. With the help of Skype, … Read more

Skype 2.19 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Today we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new capabilities in the Skype 2.19 update for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. This update includes Cortana integration and video upgrade preview improvements for Windows Phone 8.1, and increased language support from 19 to 51 languages, fast app resume, and improved notifications for both Windows Phone … Read more

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

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Fewer than one in three technology professionals are women. As a way to change what UK-based high school computer science teacher and the new Skype Technology Brand Ambassador Carrie Anne Philbin calls “the tech world’s ‘boy’s club,’” she started the Geek Gurl Diaries online community. Carrie Anne developed a network of female tech role models … Read more

Introducing the 2014 Imagine Cup “Skype Award” Winners

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The Imagine Cup motto is: “Dream it. Build it. Live it.” For the past twelve years the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.To date, over 1.75 million students from more than 190 countries have participated. This year, Microsoft introduced the Skype Award … Read more

Brewing up Business with Skype

We all know that communication plays a vital role when growing a company, but many overlook the power of face-to-face interactions in propelling even greater business success. Paul Toscano is a high-touch entrepreneur who has leveraged the strength of personal connections in building his thriving java empire. Joyride Coffee, a distributor headquartered in New York … Read more

Top Reasons to Have a Skype Video Call With Your Cat

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We were not at all surprised to hear that a recent poll, conducted by Hallmark, showed that one out of three cat owners use Skype to contact their beloved felines. Based on the number of cat photos our users share with us, we figured human-cat Skype calls were some of the most common types of … Read more

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