Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

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Skype was founded under the simple principle that “the whole world can talk for free,” and I’m not sure any of us could have imagined the remarkable effect this would have had in our daily lives. From millions of young families sharing their weekly video call with proud grandparents,...

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

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Daniel Hughes has a seemingly perfect life: he’s young, charming, happily married, has a nice home in London and a great career as a commercial airline pilot. However, during a 2010 trip in South America, he met destitute Bolivian children weakened by malnutrition and realized that he had to...

Stay Together with Skype – Tell Your Story for a Chance to Win!

Stay Together with Skype – Tell Your Story for a Chance to Win!

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From dads to grandmas, aunts to in-laws, kids to cousins and beyond, family members of all kinds (including pets) are staying in touch over Skype every day. Skype keeps families close, ensuring that whether near or far, relatives can always come together for the moments that matter most. To...

3 Questions for the World’s Most Tech Savvy Professor

3 Questions for the World’s Most Tech Savvy Professor

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Virginia Tech Professor, John Boyer, may look the part with his pipe and array of sport coats, but the average academic doesn’t have a digital alter-ego named The Plaid Avenger. What truly makes this Geography professor stand out is his mission to “motivate, educate, and inspire students to be fully...

Transform Your Living Room with Skype for Xbox One and Share Experiences with Friends and Family

Transform Your Living Room with Skype for Xbox One and Share Experiences with Friends and Family

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I’m excited to let you know that Skype will be available on Xbox One.1 For the very first time, Skype for Xbox One lets you enjoy your Xbox games, apps and live TV with friends and family as if they were right there with you in the living room,...

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

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One of my favorite early grade school memories was having a pen pal. Every year, my teacher would present each student with a profile of another student who lived in another town across the nation. I would immediately begin writing to my pen pal, asking them questions like: “What...

Online dating leads to long distance love via Skype

Online dating leads to long distance love via Skype

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A whirlwind romance was never something 28 year-old Michelle Gerson expected, but it was exactly what she got two years ago when she met her now fiancé, Jason Wagner, online. Michelle and Jason, better known as ‘welljustbecause’ and ‘Coldsideofpillow’ on OKCupid, first met in June 2011. The chemistry was...

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