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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Skype

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries and, while the date varies, for a large part of the world it’s the second Sunday of May—just a few days away. We know how much you all love the moms in your lives because every year, Skype usage spikes on this date, more than any other holiday. We … Read more

How to share photos, files and more with Skype on your mobile

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When we added video to Skype calls ten short years ago, the ability to share important moments with loved ones took a big step forward. It’s only natural that they would, because our world and the conversations that we as people have with each other are made up of so much more than what can … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

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According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants attempting to escape conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have drowned this year in the Mediterranean Sea. As the crisis continues to grow in the face of government inaction, a private organization has been formed to aid migrants. The Migrant Offshore … Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Instant messaging is great, of that there is no doubt. Having all your contacts at the tips of your fingers is an incredibly powerful communication tool. Sometimes, though, you can communicate something with a glimpse of a picture or a second of video which would take endless back and forth messages to explain. Luckily, when you’re … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Tyson Mayr & the Skype Call that Saved a Life

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For most, Las Naves, Ecuador appears to be a small dot on a very large map. But there’s a lot more going on in this remote jungle town than meets the eye. Recently, Skype’s Social Good Ambassador Tyson Mayr journeyed through the dense Ecuadorian jungle to Las Naves to deliver water filters to a young child … Read more

A Mobile Approach to the Season with Skype

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With Turkey Day behind us, we’re full steam ahead for December’s festivities. Between planning, plotting, carol singing and all that shopping—there’s a good chance you’re going to be on the go from now through the New Year. All the more reason to download the latest version of Skype on your mobile device. By ensuring a … Read more

Skype Qik : restez connectés entre vos appels

Imaginez que vous puissiez réinventer l’expérience Skype, en prenant en compte comment les messages, les selfies et les applis ont changé la façon dont nous communiquons. Une petite équipe de designers et de développeurs Skype ont relevé un sacré défi : créer une nouvelle appli fonctionnant avec Skype et apportant une fonctionnalité de tchat vidéo … Read more

MKTO and Skype give fans the thrill of a lifetime

To an adoring fan, the distance between them and their favorite pop sensation seems enormous. At Skype, we look for new ways to bridge those gaps and bring people closer together. That’s why we brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls and Skype on mobile … Read more

Skype can make your long distance relationship easier

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When I went away to college, back in the mists of time (they had just invented fire), I was really distraught about leaving my boyfriend behind. He and I decided to go to different schools two hours apart. We would talk for hours on the phone, drop stupid amounts of money on calling cards, and … Read more

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