Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more

Skype from the Earth's "3 Poles"

Mark Wood is an explorer, educator and speaker and was the first person to complete the toughest expedition on the planet, The North South Solo expedition in March 2012. Exploring to Mark is more than just about discovery -… Read more

The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

Skype, uma babá eletrônica para o seu cachorro

Está trabalhando muito e queria ter mais tempo para ficar com seu cachorro? Você fica preocupado com a bagunça que ele faz quando você está longe? Pois saiba que existem no mundo milhares de pessoas que estão exatamente na mesma… Read more

É dia de torcer pelo vôlei brasileiro. E pelo Giba também. :)

Daqui a pouco o Brasil enfrenta a Itália na semifinal do vôlei masculino em Londres. E o nosso Giba, eleito várias vezes o melhor jogador do mundo, está na luta para conquistar a sua terceira final olímpica consecutiva. A nossa… Read more

Skype в вашей гостиной – с помощью новой камеры Logitech TV Cam HD

Миссия Skype состоит в том, чтобы друзья и родственники, где бы они ни находились, имели возможность общаться друг с другом. Нам всегда приятно представлять новые продукты, упрощающие процесс общения и способствующие преодолению расстояний, разделяющих вас и ваших близких. Именно поэтому… Read more

„Ich freue mich auf jeden Montag"

Wir werden immer wieder gefragt, wie es ist, für Skype zu arbeiten. Um euch nun keine allgemeine Antwort geben zu müssen, haben wir uns einen Experten, Karlheinz Wurm, gesucht, damit er seine Geschichte erzählen kann. Karlheinz fing 2005 bei Skype… Read more

Важно видеть того, с кем говорите!

На сегодняшний день флагманом среди инструментов для качественного и простого общения в сети интернет является приложение Skype. Развитие видеосвязи уже давно изменило наш взгляд на интернет как таковой и на общение в частности. Итак, давайте посмотрим на то, как Skype… Read more

Mo Farah: global athlete connects his many worlds with Skype

Mohammed "Mo" Farah is a truly global athlete. Born in Somalia, raised in the United Kingdom and currently training in Portland, Oregon, this track star is a gold-medal favorite in the 5000 and 1000 meter run in this summer's… Read more

Skype na TV, com Lisa Kudrow

Começou essa semana nos EUA a segunda temporada de Web Therapy, seriado do canal Showtime estrelada por Lisa Kudrow – também conhecida como a Phoebe, de Friends. Na série, Lisa é uma terapeuta que atende seus pacientes com as chamadas… Read more

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