Employees at TikTok and ByteDance have promoted videos through what they call “heating,” a manual push that ensures those videos hit a specific number of views, Forbes reported, citing six people and documents. TikTok’s algorithm is widely credited for presenting videos that are so attuned to viewers that they stay engaged for hours. The heating process shows that employees are able to adjust...
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For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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