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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Students Stand Atop Glacier Through Skype

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Eyjafjallajökull is the most complex name that you may just recognize. If it does ring a bell, that’s because it’s the ice-capped volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, shutting down air traffic across Europe and stranding millions of passengers worldwide.   Students from the US and UK recently visited the glacier atop the infamous volcano and saw, with their own eyes, how the ice is … Read more

Give the Gift of Gab this St. Patrick’s Day

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The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend. Whether this talent for eloquent and persuasive talk is found in traditional folk tales, a conversation at the pub, or in the writings of Oscar Wilde, the Irish rightfully pride themselves in their flair for language. Adam Keating, who lives with his wife and 6-year-old … Read more

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Characters Assemble As Skype Icons

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Emoticons have been gracing Skype chats since 2004. You’ve told us you love these fun faces, expressions and icons because they add an extra flair to conversations, and you’re always clamoring for new additions. So, today, we’re excited to let you know that Skype emoticons are adopting new “hidden heroes” alter egos, transforming into characters … Read more

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – version 2.13

Today we’re excited to release an update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.13. As we continue the journey on Skype’s Mobile Future, we’ve focused this release of Skype for Windows Phone on getting you into the conversations you care about faster. In 2.13 we’ve made a significant improvement to the time it takes … Read more

A new relationship for a better experience in China

We are excited to share that an updated version of Skype is now available for users in China through a new relationship. Today, Skype and Guangming Founder (GMF) announced a strategic partnership to deliver Skype across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile devices. Skype has been at the forefront of changing the way people communicate … Read more

Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Cómo encontrar contactos y ayudar a que te encuentren

Una de las preguntas más frecuentes que nos hacéis sobre Skype es: “¿Cómo puedo encontrar amigos y agregarlos como contactos?” Y esta pregunta puede formularse de otra manera: “¿Cómo puedo conseguir más contactos y ayudar a que mis amigos me encuentren?”.  La respuesta es fácil, lo único que tienes que hacer el rellenar la información … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 – version 2.11

Today we’re pleased to release an update to Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.11. In this release we’ve continued to focus on addressing user feedback and we’ve made some performance and quality improvements which will improve the stability of the app. We’ve received a lot of feedback from users about how they’d like to … Read more

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