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Weekly rewind: Dish and T-Mobile flirt, Windows 10 gets a drop date, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week - just for you.
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Microsoft makes Skype for Web available to all users in the U.S. and U.K.

Skype for Web, Microsoft's browser-based version of the popular messaging platform, is now available to all users in the U.S. and U.K. It isn't without its limitations, though -- its video and audio messaging requires a plugin.
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Find your twin with Microsoft’s Twin or Not facial comparison software

A new project that makes use of Microsoft's cloud computing capabilities compares the portraits of two people and spits out a "twin score." The closer in appearance, the higher the percentage.
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It’s the end of the road for Yahoo’s Maps site

Yahoo said Thursday it's closing its eight-year-old Maps site at the end of this month. The move comes as Apple is reportedly making increased efforts to improve its once-maligned maps-based offering, while Google continues as the leader in…
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New PayPal policy could mean unwanted robocalls and ads for users

A new PayPal user agreement that's set to take effect at the start of July opts users into receiving robocalls and ads, and even lets the company make contact through phone numbers that users haven't even given to the company.
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Explore the other 70 percent of the Earth’s surface with Google Ocean Street View

Don't have the time to take a real vacation? Take a virtual one instead. With Google Ocean Street View, users can now explore under the sea, including the Great Barrier Reef and other hidden gems.
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Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg mourns her husband’s death in a heart-wrenching post

After 30 days of mourning her husband's death, Sheryl Sandberg tells all in a heart-wrenching post on Facebook. She shares her pain, her struggles to persevere , and provides a few life lessons along the way.
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Tumblr makes it easier to find GIFs with new search tool

Tumblr has added a search engine for GIFs. You can sift through animated pictures and insert them easily. When you republish another user's creation they'll receive a notification.
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Facebook Lite invites the next billion users in Asia, Africa, Europe, and elsewhere to join in

Facebook is turning its attention to developing mobile markets. Facebook Lite is a portal that runs on the weaker, cheaper hardware ubiquitous overseas.
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Time Warner Cable is America’s least favorite company

According to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, Time Warner ranked dead last not only among cable companies, but of all companies providing any service in the entire survey.
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Tim Cook is right about privacy and encryption: We shouldn’t give them up for Google

Apple CEO Tim Cook declared privacy "a fundamental right," and touted Apple's record of encryption and respecting users' data. He criticized Google for data mining and the government for arguing against encryption.
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Shia Labeouf inspirational speech takes the Internet by storm

An art project for the London arts college Central Saint Martins -- a video of Shia Labeouf yelling motivational phrases in front of a green screen -- has gone viral, and it has the potential to live on forever.