Dan is a sustainability reporter for Marketplace.  He has produced multimedia and radio features for WBEZ, NPR, BBC World Service and other public-media outlets. 

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Features by Dan Weissmann

Messaging apps: Skype has competition. Facebook too.

A Japanese company bets $900 million that Viber will take over your phone. Their goal: to take the place of smartphones.
Posted In: messaging, skype, Facebook, Viber

The pollutants in your face wash

Groups say pieces of plastic -- called microbeads -- end up in our waterways
Posted In: Environment, water, consumer products

What kind of stock photo says "working women"?

Getty Images and Lean In are putting together alternatives to women climbing ladders and smiling at their salads
Posted In: Getty images, stock photos, Lean In

Why would you want to brew your own Coke?

Coca-Cola's partnership with Green Mountain Coffee-- the K-cup people-- promises the power to make pop at home. And that's a big deal, why?
Posted In: Coke, Green Mountain Coffee, coffee

Sochi Olympics isn't a guaranteed winner for sponsors

If you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors. But here in the U.S., the companies are being pressured to renounce Russia's anti-gay policies.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

Why the FCC pays for landlines but not broadband Internet

The FCC is about to revamp the program that buys broadband access for schools

United kills another airline hub. What happens next in Cleveland?

Cleveland now goes the way of St. Louis, Pittsburgh and other former airline hubs, as United announces a streamlining of its routes
Posted In: airports, cleveland, United Airlines

Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: fossil fuels

No more Sunday ad supplements -- unless you subscribe

The Chicago Tribune decides to give unsubscribers' doorsteps a break.
Posted In: newspapers, advertising, Chicago

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