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The power of video chat: How Marco Polo helped one woman catch skin cancer

Crystal Calla considers herself low-maintenance – even more so since she started working from home during the pandemic.    “Sometimes I just roll out of bed and start my day,” the human resources manager says. “I don’t spend a lot of time in front of the mirror putting on makeup or just looking at myself.” It […]

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When COVID forced a canceled reunion, these friends took to Marco Polo

As his 30th college reunion approached, Michael Champlin – “Champ” to his buddies – watched the pandemic unfold and saw the writing on the wall. Convening in June was going to be a no-go. Champ was philosophical but still disappointed. His treasured group of 10 once-inseparable friends, the people who’d finished each other’s sentences, shared […]

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Introducing Marco Polo Channels

We’re excited to share our latest venture, built on the trusted Marco Polo experience, to give coaches – from business experts to sleep trainers to chefs to life coaches – a new way to grow their businesses by creating a personalized, hassle-free way to connect with clients. Introducing Marco Polo Channels. With more than 3 […]

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The Evolution of Marco Polo

Today, we’re asking our community to join us on our journey to a sustainable future.  We’re making big changes to the app including launching a paid membership plan – Marco Polo Plus. This will allow us to keep Marco Polo running, so that we can continue to help nurture your closest relationships for decades to […]

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Can Marco Polo help people feel happier? Our new research suggests yes.

When you’re physically separated from the people who matter most to you, can the technology you use to communicate make you feel closer – and even help you feel happier? Marco Polo’s Co-founder and CEO, Vlada Bortnik, thought that it could.  “Human connection is critical, particularly as physical distance becomes an increasing reality,” Vlada said.  […]

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She found endurance in her back pocket

Jennifer Michelle used to think running was a grind. But as the registered dietitian for a long-term acute care hospital, Jennifer saw patients every day who were suffering from osteoporosis and other debilitating physical conditions. She knew what well-being and longevity looked like, and she had the knowledge and tools to prioritize her own. So […]

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