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Facebook plans to start charging for verifying applications built for the social network - an optional process that has upset some developers despite the company's assurances it will bring plenty of positive benefits.

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Join the crowd: Why do multinationals use amateurs to solve scientific and technical problems?

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Social networks leap the language barrier

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