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.
Posted In: fracking, Pennsylvania
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: phones, telephone number, area code
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?