The tick-tock on TikTok
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Plus stories about volunteer firefighters, frequent fliers and Black women entrepreneurs in Detroit.
Segments From this episode
Oracle may be left out of TikTok's razor-sharp algorithm
The wildly popular app relies on algorithm-based customizing that's helped glue users to their screens.
Verizon is buying prepaid carrier TracFone, lured by resale market
Verizon will pay up to $7 billion in cash and stock, angling for a piece of the pre-paid phone plan market, which keeps growing in the pandemic.
Amazon continues hiring spree to meet demand from pandemic
The company has announced more than 100,000 new positions, including corporate tech jobs around the country.
For 2 California volunteer firefighters, the losses hit home
Fire decimates the neighborhood where they both grew up.
Delta's putting its frequent flyer program up as collateral for a loan
The airline's SkyMiles program is worth millions every year.
Black women are thriving in Detroit's business ecosystem
Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, says Courtney McCluney of Cornell, despite having fewer resources.
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Music from the episode
Lost Frank Ocean
Brokenfolks Georgia Anne Muldrow
Un Universo Para Los Dos Oktoberklubben
Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer