Marketplace for Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Facebook is rolling out another redesign, with hopes of upping its advertising revenue. The number of people suffering from diabetes has skyrocketed over the past few years. In the age of cell phones, Skype and Google phones, traditional telephone area codes may be going extinct. Scott Tong takes a look at a court case in rural western Pennsylvania that may fundamentally alter how fracking is regulated. And Kai Ryssdal flies a drone and talks to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson about how the machines may become a household item sooner than we think.

Your own personal drone

Ready for your personal drone? A look at what a world of civilian drones with CEO of 3D Robotics, Chris Anderson.
Posted In: drones, robots

The case for working from home: Commentary

Writer and artist Tim Sniffen explains why Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on working from home simply won't work for him.
Posted In: humor, Yahoo, Marissa Mayer

In the fracking fields, a fight over who regulates

In Pennsylvania's shale-gas region, many cities and towns have passed ordinances restricting where drillers can put their fracking wells, equipment and wastewater. Now a case is before the state's Supreme Court.
Posted In: fracking, Pennsylvania

The end of area codes: Why (212) won't mean anything

The FCC may allow Internet phone providers to assign any area code regardless of the customer’s actual geographic location. Do area codes still matter? How has our relationship with area codes evolved?
Posted In: phones, telephone number, area code

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

Why Facebook's new newsfeed matters to you

Facebook unveiled its new newsfeed. What does all the tinkering tell us about where the Silicon Valley giant is headed?
Posted In: Facebook

The ballet behind the Bolshoi acid attack

The movie "Black Swan" and the scary Bolshoi acid attack share a commonality: "Swan Lake." That specific ballet can be the pinnacle of a ballerina’s career -- and a huge earner for ballet companies.
Posted In: Swan Lake, ballet

Hugo Chavez: Embalmed, for all to see

Acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said today that Hugo Chavez's body will be permanently displayed.
Posted In: hugo chavez

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We Good (Instrumental)
Pete Rock
Take a Walk
Passion Pit
Parisian Goldfish
Flying Lotus