Ride-sharing discrimination and the fate of Obama's Twitter handleToday's tech wrapper includes new studies about racial discrimination in the ride-sharing world, Giphy's new valuation and the plan to transfer President Obama's Twitter handle to the next commander in chief.
This is c net and here are the stories that matter right now. The National Bureau of Economic Research has recently concluded a study that found a startling amount of racial discrimination when it comes to Uber drivers picking passengers. The study discovered that customers with, quote, African-American sounding names, unquote, were twice as likely to have a ride cancelled. Even more upsetting, similar data was recorded by MIT and Stanford, regarding Uber and Lyft's wait times and cancelled rides. [MUSIC] Gif search engine site, GIPHY, has just included another round of 72 million dollars in funding, bringing the total value of the New York based company around 600 million. Players. The site hosts GIFs that reach 100 million people a day and serves a shocking 1 billion GIFs per day. And finally, there's now a plan to archive President Obama's Twitter feed and transfer the @POTUS handle to the next incoming president The timeline will be wiped, but the follower count will stay the same, and President Obama's timeline will be transferred to the new handle, @POTUS44 for posterity. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple App Store.