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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

Use Skype to parent your college student from afar

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Being a parent is a life-long job. No matter whether our kids are toddlers or college students, we still have plenty of sage advice to offer. And college-aged kids – whether they’re freshmen moving into the dorms or seniors plotting their next steps – can still benefit from parental guidance. They won’t necessarily admit to … Read more

Fête des Pères : des astuces Skype pour les papas éloignés

Ah, la Fête des pères – une journée spéciale au cours de laquelle les enfants inondent leur papa d’amour et d’attention. Et pour les pères qui ne peuvent pas être avec leurs enfants en personne le 15 juin parce-qu’ ils sont en service au sein de l’armée, qu’ils ne vivent pas sous le même toit … Read more

Sasquatch 2014 is coming, and Skype is letting fans be part of the show

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Have you ever dreamed of being on stage in front of a crowd of passionate fans? Skype is giving you the chance to make your own musical debut— at Sasquatch! Music Festival. If you’ve never experienced Sasquatch, you’re in for a real treat because Skype is giving you the opportunity to become part of the … Read more

Top 5 Skype Tips for New Parents

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Parents of newborns are often too busy changing diapers and trying to find moments of shut-eye to realize that they’ve essentially become the publicists standing between an infant celebrity and a paparazzi of extended family and friends that wants in on every detail.   That’s where Skype comes in. Skype can play numerous roles in introducing the new addition(s) to the rest of the clan. It can overcome … Read more

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