Google and Uber invest in scooter company, latest iOS update thwarts bad actorsToday's most important tech stories include Google and Uber's investment in electric scooter sharing service, Lime, Microsoft's hint at a release date for its newest Surface tablet and a feature in the latest update to iOS that's sure to upset police.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. [MUSIC] Google and Uber have invested in electric scooter sharing service Lime, helping total a new funding round of $335 million. This puts Lime at a valuation of around $1.1 billion. Uber looks to promote the service from within its app, giving its customer base easier access. Scooter sharing has butted heads with many cities including San Francisco, were complaints of rider behavior and logistics have dominated the conversation. [MUSIC] Microsoft has hinted that it's Surface tablet might go on sale Tuesday, July 10th through a tweet the company's Twitter account. Some alleged insiders have posted possible specs of the new machine which looks to compete with the iPad as a cheaper alternative. And finally, the latest iOS update 11.4.1 features a USB restricted mode that keeps police, governments, and bad actors from breaking into your phone. Apple says the update closes a security hole that cuts off your data access if it's been more than hour since you last unlocked your phone. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.