Lyft's new valuation, YouTube's moderation planToday's biggest stories in tech include Lyft's new valuation after a new round of funding, YouTube's plan to combat inappropriate content aimed at kids, and Amazon's decision to block YouTube from its Echo Show and Fire TV devices.
This is Cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. Lyft is now valued at $11.5 billion after its most recent round of funding, led by Alphabet's investment arm called CapitalG. Lyft's popularity grew substantially in 2017, all while Uber faced a parade of controversies. Nevertheless, Uber is still valued at $68 billion Receiving just under 13 billion in total metro funding. According to Buzz Feed YouTube plans to increase the number of employees tasked with moderating problematic children's content to more than 10,000. Recent stories have shed light on a disturbing trend that has rocked the video hosting site's library. The new strategy won't just be deleting the various content But also training machine learning algorithms to spot objectionable content. And finally Google has removed YouTube content from Amazon's Echo Show and eventually FireTV devices as the two companies battle it out over issues regarding access to each other's services. One thing is for sure. 2018 looks like it will see more bickering between the world's largest search engine. And the world's largest online retailer. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.