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Fashion gets a high tech makeover with Skype

Fashion Stylist Hillary Cooper

More and more small businesses are using Skype to reach a far wider audience beyond their geographic location. From portrait painters to beauticians, people are finding that using video calling is a great way to expand and diversify—while still maintaining a service that’s every bit as personal as a face-to-face interaction. Recently, we’ve noticed that … Read more

Interior design goes virtual with Skype

One of Allison’s mood boards

From dancing across time zones to teaching photography over Skype—we’ve been finding people who are using our technology in very original ways. Recently, we met Allison Harlow, founder of  CURIO Design studio, a revolutionary interior design service that operates 100% online with the help of Skype video calling. Realizing that her target markets were changing their approach … Read more

Skincare faces the future with Skype

Face the Future uses Skype for skin care consultations

Skype is all about face-to-face communication with the ones you love. In fact, since we launched, we’ve been inspired and driven to innovate and evolve our services through bringing people closer to each other, no matter where they happen to be. And lately, we’ve been amazed to read about inventive ways that people use our … Read more

Teaching photography over Skype

Teaching photography over Skype

Our guest writer today is award-winning digital photographer and Associate Editor (Ireland) of popular UK photography magazine F2-Camera Craft Stephen Power. He hails from Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland where he regularly teaches photography classes over Skype. Starting out in photography I’ve been passionate about cameras and photography for as long as I can remember, starting … Read more

For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Well I woke up this morning… and taught the blues over Skype

Skype emoticon

It’s not every day you get to sit down with a virtuoso. In his three decades of playing and teaching blues harp harmonica, Michael Rubin has jammed and recorded with some of the leading lights of roots music. He performed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical “The Civil War” and even played the national anthem … Read more

Skype and Metro Wines share a taste for success

Metro Wines

Travelling to France, Italy or Napa Valley to sample the world’s most renowned grands crus is certainly a highlight in any wine enthusiast’s life. But what if travel isn’t an option? John Kerr and Gina Trippi, owners of Metro Wines in Asheville, North Carolina, have the solution: Skype. Metro Wines, a small wine shop with … Read more

The dress of your dreams brought to you by Skype

Third & Loom

It’s the most important decision of the most important day, of any woman’s life. That once in a lifetime moment that simply has to be 100% perfect. Third & Loom will make all your wedding day dreams come true — in fact, whatever the occasion, they’ll help to create a designer dress online, via the … Read more

870 miles to take a music lesson? No problem with Skype

Skype video calling

Distance is no problem when it comes to staying in touch these days. In fact, most people use Skype on a regular basis to stay in touch with their friends and family while they’re far away from each other. But, aside from its obvious uses, many people also use our technology in totally unexpected ways. … Read more

Artist Nolan Simon redefines digital art with Skype

Skype art

You’ve heard of oil paintings by the old masters, priceless watercolors and rare etchings coveted by highbrow collectors. But how about portraits painted over Skype video calling? Forget fusty auction houses, millionaire art enthusiasts and velvet ropes. This is digital art, but not as you know it. Detroit based artist Nolan Simon, recently embarked on … Read more

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