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Your guide to the most interesting and important tech and business news of the day. Learn how our digital world is changing — and changing us — five days a week, in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Did Anthony Bourdain say that?

July 22, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

The new documentary Roadrunner takes a look at the life of Anthony Bourdain, the late celebrity chef, author, and travel show host. But one decision by the filmmakers is raising questions: The film uses artificial intelligence to recreate Bourdain’s voice. Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson joins Recode’s Rani Molla to discuss the ethical dilemma the documentary poses. References:  Read Alissa’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do y...

Yes, iPhones can be hacked

July 21, 2021 09:00 - 6 minutes

iPhones have a reputation for being unhackable. But that’s not exactly the case. This weekend, we learned about Pegasus, software specifically designed to hack iPhones. This raises questions about who is using this software and why, but raises an even bigger question: are iPhones actually that secure? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here  The Washington Post also had a great Q&A about Pegasus Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and...

How much does it cost to leave Earth?

July 20, 2021 09:00 - 7 minutes

Rich entrepreneurs have taken significant steps in recent weeks to make civilian space travel a reality. But that reality is only accessible to those who can afford the staggeringly expensive ticket. New York magazine’s Paola Rosa-Aquino (@prosaaquino) joins Recode’s Rani Molla to discuss billionaires’ latest space efforts and break down the cost to board a rocket to the stars. References:  Read Paola’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple ...

Bring on the 4-day workweek

July 19, 2021 09:00 - 15 minutes

The pandemic changed where we work and how we work — and our work-life balance pretty much disappeared. That’s especially true for working mothers, who did more child care and household labor than their male partners. Now, as people start to reevaluate the meaning of work, American work culture is in the spotlight. Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) and Vox’s Anna North (@annanorthtweets) discuss. References:  You can read Rani’s story about working mothers here. And Anna’s piece about the f...

Social media’s racial bias problem

July 16, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

Social media has a problem with racism, and it knows it. But as social media giants like Facebook and Twitter promise to make things better, their users still have to deal with the consequences, whether that’s being exposed to racist trolls or having their content unfairly flagged. Today on Recode Daily we are talking about two recent events that highlight these problems: the European soccer championship and a recent accusation that Black creators are being censored on TikTok. Recode’s Shirin...

Why is everything so expensive right now?

July 15, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

Lots of consumer products and services have gotten more expensive over the last year, when the pandemic threw prices out of whack. Some have worried this could signal a coming period of stagnation, or even an economic collapse. But economists say these unstable costs are likely just the economy working itself out. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@EmilyStewartM) and Rani Molla explain. References: Read Emily’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts...

How social media threatens humanity

July 14, 2021 09:00 - 15 minutes

Social media has, in an incredibly short period of time, drastically restructured the way we communicate. But there's a problem: We know very little about its dangers. A new paper in the scientific journal PNAS argues that if left misunderstood and unchecked, we could see unintended consequences of new technology. Recode's Shirin Ghaffary spoke with Mirta Galesic and Jay Van Bavel, two co-authors of the paper, to learn more. References:  Read Shirin’s original interview here.  Want to read...

The power grid vs. climate change

July 13, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

Recent extreme temperature events, like snowstorms in Texas and heat waves in Oregon and California, have put the United States’ power grid to the test. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) reports the country’s energy infrastructure is facing significant challenges as climate change persists. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests a...

The real reason Trump is suing Big Tech

July 12, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google last week, accusing the companies of violating his and other conservatives’ First Amendment rights. The cases likely won’t hold up in court, but winning these lawsuits seems to be beside the point for the former president. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. Read her story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Sen...

A billionaire, a cryptocurrency, and a disaster in India

July 09, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

Crypto philanthropy is a burgeoning field, and one with lots of unique complications. Take the case of Vitalik Buterin, the programmer who co-founded the cryptocurrency ethereum, and his recent donation to a charity in India to help respond to the Covid-19 crisis there. He gave $1.5 billion in cryptocurrency, including $1 billion in a memecoin called Shiba Inu coin. And, well, that gift didn’t work out as planned. Former Recode senior reporter Teddy Schleifer discusses what happened with Bute...

The problem with post-pandemic work

July 07, 2021 16:04 - 15 minutes

A special repost from the folks at Vox Quick Hits! While the Recode Daily team is out enjoying some vacation, Tell Me More host Emily Stewart and Vox senior correspondent Anna North are here to explore the ways the pandemic changed the way we work, and whether we can — and should — go back.  This episode originally aired June 8, 2021 on Vox Quick Hits.  Learn more:  Read Anna’s story on bosses moving past the pandemic: https://www.vox.com/22455058/jobs-restaurants-office-employers-covid-pan...

Don’t fear the wrinkle

July 06, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

Wrinkles have been the bane of aging women's skin since forever. A fear of growing older and physical signs of aging is at the core of a $200 billion dollar anti-aging skin care industry, but there’s hope that this may start to change. Vox senior correspondent, Anna North, explains what’s behind a growing movement to love the skin we’re in, no matter what age. Read the full story: https://www.vox.com/22526590/wrinkles-skin-botox-aging-pandemic-filler Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hit...

What does “monopoly” mean in the internet age?

July 02, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

A Washington, DC, judge dismissed a lawsuit that accused Facebook of behaving like a monopoly, claiming the suit did not have enough detail. It’s a big win for the social media giant, but it’s also become a rallying cry for lawmakers who say it’s time to update the country’s outdated antitrust laws. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) explains. References:  Read Shirin’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you wan...

Remote workers are on the move… to the suburbs

July 01, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

As cities throughout the US lift Covid-19 restrictions, many Americans are looking for remote work opportunities. Could distance from the office usher in an economic revival for small cities and rural areas? Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) talks with Mark Muro from the Brookings Institution about his latest research on this topic. References:  Read Rani’s story here.  Read Mark’s report here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do y...

Subscribe to everything. Own nothing.

June 30, 2021 08:00 - 10 minutes

When you buy or use a product that’s connected to the internet, you don’t necessarily have full control. Companies that make these gadgets — phones, home security cameras, smart speakers — can access their products, and if they want, change how they work. Some Peloton users recently experienced this firsthand. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here: vox.com/recode/2021/6/23/22545534/peloton-tread-membership-now-required-recall Find more coverage...

Should Instagram influencers unionize?

June 29, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

Content creators and online business owners have benefited from an influx of customers during lockdown, and companies like Instagram are taking notice. As Vox’s Terry Nguyen (@terrygtnguyen) explains, Facebook and Instagram have started implementing new features to help creators maximize profits, but in the process, they’re also tightening their grip on the influencer economy. References:  Read Terry’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Po...

Delivery wars

June 28, 2021 09:00 - 33 minutes

Food delivery apps have made it possible to order pretty much anything we want to eat with the click of a button. The latest season of the Land of the Giants podcast explores the cost of that convenience.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Land of the Giants ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Land of the Giants by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support...

The ghosts of Google Maps

June 25, 2021 08:00 - 11 minutes

Imagine coming across your dead relative in Google's Street View. For some people, it's a strange reality. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil (@rebheilweil) explains how some have been using the service to remember loved ones who have died. References:  Read Rebecca’s story here.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every email!  Subscrib...

Is it hot in here?

June 24, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Or is it just my smart thermostat being remotely controlled by my power company without my knowledge? Power companies all over the country have been known to do this. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here.  Read the KHOU coverage cited in the episodes here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected]

Big Tech is scared of Lina Khan

June 23, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

For a few years now, Congress and regulatory agencies have been issuing warnings for Big Tech. And in the past week, those threats got more real. On June 11, Congress introduced five antitrust bills that target Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and could potentially break up their core businesses. A few days later, the White House appointed Lina Khan, a big enemy for Big Tech, as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that enforces antitrust laws. Then they made her the...

Why UFOs are back

June 22, 2021 09:00 - 13 minutes

Later this month, Congress is expecting to receive a long-awaited report from the Pentagon revealing their investigations into unidentified flying objects. But there’s also been a handful of examples of pretty compelling video footage captured by the US Navy that’s behind this current wave of interest in UFOs. Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains References:  Read Dylan’s story here: https://www.vox.com/22463659/ufo-videos-navy-alien-drone https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-pr...

Amazon’s HR problem

June 21, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

In interviews with Recode, dozens of Amazon employees detailed allegations of racial bias and discrimination on the job — and many of them said the company’s HR department was part of the problem. Recode editor Sam Oltman is here to discuss. Read the report here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22524538/amazon-diversity-black-employees-human-resources-department Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily?...

Where on the internet is Donald Trump?

June 17, 2021 09:00 - 13 minutes

The former president was kicked off social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the wake of the Capitol riots, and it’s not clear when — or if — they’re going to let him back on. There’s been buzz about Trump starting his own platform, but he’s had a hard time getting it off the ground thus far: The blog he launched in May folded in less than a month. In a way, Trump canceled himself. Shirin Ghaffary, a senior reporter at Recode, discusses life on the internet without the...

Why the internet is a luxury

June 16, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

Think about everything you did yesterday. Now imagine how the day would have gone if you didn’t have the internet. Access to the internet isn’t as universal as you might think. Millions of Americans don’t have access to broadband, because of either where they live or what they can afford. But there’s another big, more insidious factor: politics. Vox senior reporter Emily Stewart (@emilystewartm) is here to discuss. References:  Rani wrote about low-income Americans’ access to broadband. And...

Congress’s plans to break up Big Tech

June 15, 2021 04:00 - 8 minutes

Last week, House Democrats on the Antitrust Subcommittee announced legislation aimed to check the power of Big Tech: namely Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. As a number of Republicans co-sponsored the bills, things seem promising that congress may soon upend the business models of these tech giants. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary, who’s been following antitrust reform explains which bill seems most promising. References:  Read Shirin’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22529779/antitrust-...

I got my driver's license last week (on my iPhone)

June 14, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

We’ve all done it, we’ve all left the house without our wallet. And that used to be a big problem. You couldn’t buy anything, and certainly couldn't get that after-work bottle of wine without your ID. But thanks to mobile wallets, you can now pay with your phone. And coming this fall, people in certain states will be able to store a copy of their driver’s license on their iPhone, meaning that after-work bottle of wine? It’s yours, even if you forget your wallet. Here to explain digital driver...

I got my (digital) driver's license last week

June 14, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes

We’ve all done it, we’ve all left the house without our wallet. And that used to be a big problem. You couldn’t buy anything, and certainly couldn't get that after-work bottle of wine without your ID. But thanks to mobile wallets, you can now pay with your phone. And coming this fall, people in certain states will be able to store a copy of their driver’s license on their iPhone, meaning that after-work bottle of wine? It’s yours, even if you forget your wallet. Here to explain digital driver...

Big events are back!

June 11, 2021 09:00 - 7 minutes

Sports! Festivals! Concerts! After an 18-month hiatus, these big events (and more) are expected to return to — and possibly exceed — their pre-pandemic glory. Recode’s senior data reporter Rani Molla spoke to big ticket sellers like StubHub and Ticketmaster. She explains how the event ecosystem is healing.  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily Hits by subscribing in your...

The tradeoffs of the Substack hustle

June 10, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Journalist Rob Walker sits down with Recode’s Peter Kafka to discuss why he decided to go the independent route instead of writing for another publication after his buyout from Medium, his thoughts on the creator economy. This is just a preview of a much longer conversation. You can hear the full thing on the Recode Media podcast. More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, where Peter Kafka (@pkafka), one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, jo...

The ugly truth about credit card points

June 09, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a credit card that offers rewards such as points, cash back, or miles. Credit card rewards programs are extremely popular: Nearly seven in 10 Americans use at least one rewards-earning card. Many people even have multiple cards. But what you might not know is how those rewards are paid for. No, it’s not the credit card companies—it’s the person in line behind you at the corner store who used cash to pay for their items. Vox’s Emily Stewart (@em...

Amazon wants to share your internet. With everyone.

June 08, 2021 18:37 - 4 minutes

Starting today, owners of Amazon echo speakers will be part of something called Amazon Sidewalk. The basic idea is, Amazon’s about to share your internet with your neighbors — whether you like it or not. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story here: https://www.vox.com/recode/22516285/amazon-sidewalk-echo-tile-ring Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Sen...

Elon Musk is a stonckfluencer

June 07, 2021 09:00 - 8 minutes

Back in 2018, Elon Musk tweeted about taking Tesla private. The SEC fined him and his company $40 million, he lost his Tesla chairmanship, and he was ordered to have his tweets reviewed by company lawyers. Three years later, his tweets are still influential. Whether about Tesla’s solar roof manufacturing plans or his opinion that Tesla’s stock is “too high,” his tweets continue to push the market up and down. Now, Musk has taken to tweeting about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and dogecoin, se...

Ransomware is everywhere

June 04, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Hackers breached New York City’s MTA back in April, a few weeks ago the Colonial pipeline was a target, and most recently, a new attack shut down the world’s largest meat producer. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains why this seems to be happening more than usual and what companies can do. Read Sara’s story here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to ...

Etsy just bought cooler Etsy

June 03, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

The shopping site Etsy announced on Wednesday that it was buying Depop, a secondhand shopping platform designed for the age of influencers selling stuff on social media. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains why Gen Z shoppers love Depop, and how it fits into Etsy’s future plans. References: Read Rebecca Heilweil’s story about Etsy’s acquisition of Depop. Read Terry Nguyen’s report on how thrifting became problematic. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple ...

Why you should be wary of AI and your insurance claim

June 02, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

Have you heard about Lemonade? The insurance company, not the drink or the album by Beyoncé. Lemonade is an insurance company that prides itself for being technology-forward, and promises to process claims efficiently thanks to chatbots and artificial intelligence. In fact, the company is so proud of its technology-driven mission that it tweeted about how it uses AI to review insurance claims. And, no surprise, it didn’t go over well. Here to explain the saga is Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saram...

Hot beach summer

June 01, 2021 09:00 - 7 minutes

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial official start of summer. And after a year of being stuck inside, many Americans are ready to get out of the house. Very ready. They’re booking flights, renting cars, and snagging rental homes for the summer. While a rush of vaccinated Americans heading for the beach or a national park is good, will it be enough to jump-start the travel industry? Recode’s Rani Molla (@ranimolla) explains. References: Read Rani’s story about summer travel trends here. ...

How websites trick you into saying “yes”

May 27, 2021 09:00 - 8 minutes

From the Recode Daily archives (April 9, 2021): Dark patterns, the design tricks websites and apps use to get you to click “yes,” are all over the digital world. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains the movement to regulate them. You can read Sara’s story on dark patterns here. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every emai...

Would you ditch your doctor for an app?

May 21, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

A growing number of startups are offering ways to make health care more accessible, but to those who can afford it —companies like One Medical and Parsley Health, often require a subscription.  Recode's Adam Clark Estes has been looking into the growth of telemedicine and app-based primary care over the past year and if new tech-forward primary care services are helping or harming the healthcare system here in the US. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily and Recode Media ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. And leave...

Why AT&T and WarnerMedia split

May 20, 2021 09:00 - 15 minutes

AT&T bought WarnerMedia three years ago for more than $100 billion, so it could chase after Netflix. Now it’s getting out of streaming, and every other part of the media business. What happened? And what happens next? New York Times media reporter Edmund Lee joins Peter Kafka, host of the Recode Media podcast, to discuss. This is just a preview of a longer and deeper conversation. Hear the rest on the Recode Media podcast: https://bit.ly/3bBlXkr Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐...

Bill Gates will never be the same

May 19, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Bill and Melinda Gates shocked the world when they announced their divorce in early May. It left many people wondering about the future of their global philanthropic work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of nearly $50 billion. The couple pledged to continue working together, but the waterfall of scandalous reports that have emerged about Bill threatens to shatter the carefully constructed public persona the Microsoft cofounder has built for decades. Recode...

Buy now, pay later...but read the fine print

May 18, 2021 09:00 - 11 minutes

Thanks to Afterpay and Klarna, it’s easier than ever to buy in installments. Now, the model is coming for necessities. The buy now pay later concept isn’t new, but as startups make it more popular, what might be the unforeseen consequences, and why might Americans be particularly susceptible to going into more and more debt?  Rebecca Jennings and Meredith Haggerty are co-hosts of the Vox Culture desk audio series, What’s the Story? Featuring reporter Terry Nguyen, who wrote about this topic ...

The FCC’s big bet on Elon Musk

May 17, 2021 09:00 - 8 minutes

It remains to be seen if the satellite internet service, Starlink, from Elon Musk’s Space X, can live up to its potential. But it certainly has a lot of potential. And some problems. Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every email!  Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next ...

Young viewer discretion advised

May 14, 2021 09:00 - 8 minutes

Since 2015, YouTube Kids has dominated the world of video streaming content for kids online. But over the years, the app has been criticized for its moderation failures and other safety concerns for young people. Recently congress has focused in on the app’s autoplay feature calling for its removal. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how it works,why adults feel it’s so problematic for children and why designing content platforms for kids is more complicated than it may seem. Read Rebecca’s ...

How Alexa learned to talk

May 13, 2021 13:22 - 15 minutes

Bloomberg's Brad Stone and Recode's Jason Del Rey report on all things Amazon and Jeff Bezos. They discuss the company’s underrated tech and how Amazon made Alexa smart (a tale of Xboxes, decoys, and apartments-in-disguise), plus the company’s ambitions in Hollywood.  This is just a preview of a much longer conversation. You can hear the full thing on the Recode Media podcast.   Featuring: Brad Stone (@BradStone), tech writer for Bloomberg and author of ‘Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the In...

The Colonial Pipeline, hacked

May 12, 2021 09:00 - 7 minutes

Last week, a major US oil pipeline was hacked and held for ransom. The Colonial Pipeline shut down in an effort to stop the hackers, causing a major disruption in the oil industry. The pipeline serves 14 states, and stretches from Texas to New Jersey. If shut down long enough, gas prices could rise amid fuel shortages. But why would hackers target an oil pipeline? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@saramorrison) explains. References:  Read Sara’s story about the pipeline here. Enjoyed this episode? ...

India's Covid censorship

May 11, 2021 09:00 - 14 minutes

If you remember how bad the coronavirus pandemic was in the US about a year ago, right now in India … it’s worse. In fact, it’s the worst outbreak the world has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. People are turning to Twitter and Facebook to ask for help, crowdsource medical supplies, and demand the government take better action. But then some of their posts disappeared ... at the request of the government. Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) explains. References:  Listen to the Worldly ...

The housing boom, but for renters

May 10, 2021 09:00 - 10 minutes

America’s high-flying housing market might mean you’ll be renting forever — or, at least, for quite some time. Housing prices have soared during the pandemic as people have rushed to buy homes to escape cities and secure space for themselves and their families. Big companies have scooped up houses as well, sometimes outcompeting would-be homebuyers. As a result, more people may be pushed toward rentals because they can’t find or afford houses to buy. Recode’s Rani Molla explains whether the h...

Why you should be skeptical of Jeff Bezos’s worker satisfaction stat

April 30, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his last annual letter to shareholders, it's his final farewell. Bezos mentioned a stat that said 94% of warehouse employees like working for Amazon so much that they'd recommend it to a friend as a place to work. But how did Amazon get to that number? Recode's Jason Del Rey did some digging. References:  Jason’s full story here. Find more of Jason’s work here Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcas...

iOS 14.5 lets you say no to data tracking

April 28, 2021 09:00 - 8 minutes

The long-awaited Apple iOS 14.5 update comes with a new privacy tool called App Tracking Transparency. This tool prompts users to opt out of tracking in apps that collect and share their data. So what does that mean for users and for companies that rely on that data? Recode’s Sara Morrison (@SaraMorrison) explains. References:  Read more of Recode’s coverage about the iOS update Sara wrote about the feud between Apple and Facebook over the update Find more of Sara’s work here Enjoyed thi...

Apple and Facebook are all ears

April 26, 2021 09:00 - 9 minutes

Recode’s Peter Kafka (@pkafka) explains why the two big tech companies are pushing into audio and could change how podcasts make money.  References:  Read Peter’s stories on Apple here and on Facebook here And listen to his podcast, Recode Media Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the f...

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