Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey is a reporter at TechCrunch focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice.

She previously spent two years at Business Insider covering tech startups focused on the shared economy, IoT and music industry.

She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

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  • HazMap wants to be like Pokémon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces

    HazMap wants to be like Pokémon Go for reporting hazards in public spaces

    No one wants to be that person who falls in a ditch when they least suspect it. With HazMap, a project that came out of the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon, you can ensure you’re not that person. Created by software engineer Oras Al-Kubaisi and risk management insurance provider Craig Polley, HazMap uses Esri to let people crowdsource public hazards and maintenance issues in public… Read More

  • Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares

    Just like Uber, Lyft launches upfront fares

    Lyft is launching upfront fares so that passengers won’t get any surprises once the ride ends. Although Lyft had previously offered fare estimates, you’ll now be able to know exactly how much you’ll have to pay. The feature was previously available for Lyft Line riders. To get the upfront fare, all you have to do is put in your final destination. The total price you’ll… Read More

  • Zenefits penalized $7 million in California for insurance licensing violations

    Zenefits penalized $7 million in California for insurance licensing violations

    The California Department of Insurance has fined human resources and health benefits company Zenefits $7 million for “multiple license violations,” the department announced today. The department specifically charged Zenefits with allowing unlicensed employees to sell insurance and with circumventing the required pre-licensing education and study requirements. “Businesses… Read More

  • Inside Expa Labs, Uber co-founder’s take on the startup accelerator

    Inside Expa Labs, Uber co-founder’s take on the startup accelerator

    There’s no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators, but there’s always room for improvement and iterations on an old operating model. Expa Labs, a six-month program for startups that spun out of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa Studios, has a different take on the startup accelerator/incubator model. Last week, it wrapped up its first batch of startups. Launched… Read More

  • Disney launches free Moana-themed coding tutorials

    Disney launches free Moana-themed coding tutorials

    As part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program, Disney is releasing “Moana: Wayfinding with Code,” a free online tutorial to teach kids the basics of computer science. The tutorial features characters from Moana, Disney’s upcoming animated feature film. In the past, the company has created coding tutorials featuring characters from Frozen and Star Wars. Through those… Read More

  • Munchery appoints new CEO amid reported struggles

    Munchery appoints new CEO amid reported struggles

    On-demand food delivery startup Munchery has a new chief executive officer. James Beriker, the former CEO of Simply Hired, is taking the place of Munchery co-founder Tri Tran, who is now the company’s chief strategy officer, the company announced today. The appointment comes on the same day Bloomberg reported that Munchery has struggled to improve its margins, makes more food than it… Read More

  • Running with the Apple Watch Nike+

    Running with the Apple Watch Nike+

    I’m not trying to brag or anything (I am), but I comfortably ran a half marathon wearing the first version of the 42mm Apple Watch with a classy, stainless steel band. So, when I heard about Nike’s version of the Apple Watch, it’s not like I thought, “Finally! I totally need this because running with the regular Apple Watch sucks.” That’s not to say I… Read More

  • Apple to offer free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops for full week

    Apple to offer free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops for full week

    Apple has opened up registration for its Hour of Code workshops in partnership with Code.org. This year, Apple will host Hour of Code workshops every day for one week — in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week — from December 5 to December 11 at all of its nearly 500 Apple retail stores across the world. In the past, Apple offered just one day’s worth of… Read More

  • Tinder finally adds options for trans and gender non-conforming people

    Tinder finally adds options for trans and gender non-conforming people

    Before today, people on Tinder only had two options for their gender: male and female. Three years after Tinder CEO Sean Rad told me the company wanted to be better for trans and gender non-conforming people, Tinder has added a feature that will let people provide more accurate information about their gender identity. “Well, look, it’s not a race,” Rad told me. Read More

  • FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

    FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

    If you have an account on AdultFriendFinder, Cams.com, Penthouse, Stripshow and/or iCams.com — and reused it on other sites — you should probably change your password. FriendFinder Networks, the parent company of those sites, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the leak of of over 412 million accounts, according to Leaked Source (h/t to CSO). For context of just how big… Read More

  • Portal router drastically improved my Wi-Fi connection

    Portal router drastically improved my Wi-Fi connection

    Reliable Wi-Fi is what a lot of us have come to expect in today’s world of hyper-connectivity. I don’t know about you, but my roommates and I just went with whatever router Comcast gave us. That was a rookie move because it only reliably works in one room (the room with the router) out of five. Enter Portal, a gigabit Wi-Fi router that aims to solve the problem of congested… Read More

  • Pandora unveils first web redesign since 2011

    Pandora unveils first web redesign since 2011

    Pandora just released its biggest web redesign since 2011. Back in the day, when Pandora first launched, everything was web first, mobile second. But as more and more people made the shift to mobile, so did development and design decisions, Pandora Software Engineering Manager Laura Leaverton told me. Pandora’s new web design is a lot cleaner, with improved navigation, a fixed bar that… Read More

  • Inside an Apple smart home

    Ever since I saw Disney’s Smart House in 1999, I’ve dreamed of a home that cleans itself and cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re not there yet, but Apple’s HomeKit and Home app gets us (me) a bit closer to that dream. Apple is racing against Amazon and Google to try to get the masses to adopt the smart home. Unlike Amazon and Google, Apple isn’t manufacturing… Read More

  • Sen. Al Franken asks Uber and Lyft about alleged racial discrimination against passengers

    Sen. Al Franken asks Uber and Lyft about alleged racial discrimination against passengers

    Senator Al Franken has some questions for Uber and Lyft about racial discrimination following the recently released study that says some of those companies’ respective drivers racially discriminate against passengers. The study, conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that black people have to wait longer for rides in Seattle. In Boston, the study revealed that… Read More

  • San Francisco taxi company sues Uber for “predatory pricing tactics”

    San Francisco taxi company sues Uber for “predatory pricing tactics”

    Another day, another lawsuit against Uber. This time it’s coming from DeSoto Cab, the oldest cab company in San Francisco. DeSoto, which recently rebranded as Flywheel Taxi, has accused Uber of things like monopolization, illegal and unfair practices and predatory pricing, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District court of Northern California today. “In reality, Uber… Read More

  • Some Facebook employees struggle with inclusion

    Some Facebook employees struggle with inclusion

    There’s a clear disconnect between what Facebook’s leadership team says about diversity and inclusion and how it plays out in the office. The most recent example is the presence of a series of posters that describe the average characteristics of software engineers, product designers and other tech positions. The photo above, which was posted in Facebook’s Menlo Park office… Read More

  • Study says Uber and Lyft have racial discrimination problems

    Study says Uber and Lyft have racial discrimination problems

    Just like Airbnb, ride-hailing startups Uber and Lyft are not immune to racial discrimination on its respective sharing economy platforms. It turns out that black people have to wait longer for rides in Seattle, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, which researchers conducted in Seattle and Boston, looked at the results of nearly 1,500 rides… Read More

  • Airbnb’s female employee representation down since last diversity report

    Airbnb’s female employee representation down since last diversity report

    Airbnb recently released its 2016 diversity report, showing a 57% white workforce (last year, Airbnb was 63% white) and 43% female workforce — a 3% decline from last year. Although Airbnb lost some female employees, the company noted that it has doubled the number of women in senior leadership roles and increased the number of women in technical roles. Regarding underrepresented… Read More

  • Darkstore opens on-demand delivery fulfillment centers in New York and Phoenix

    Darkstore opens on-demand delivery fulfillment centers in New York and Phoenix

    Darkstore is expanding its warehouse-as-a-service product into New York and Phoenix, following the launch of its San Francisco Darkstore in May. The decision to launch in additional markets is driven by the demand from Darkstore’s brand customers,” Darkstore CEO Lee Hnetinka told me via email. Tuft & Needle, Darkstore’s first customer, is based in Phoenix and is one of… Read More

  • Imzy raises $8 million Series A round, opens communities platform to everyone

    Imzy raises $8 million Series A round, opens communities platform to everyone

    We all want to feel like we belong somewhere. In today’s connected world, one-fifth of adults in the U.S. are online “almost constantly,” according to Pew Research Center. But the internet can be a lonely place. Although “social” media sites like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter exist, it can be hard to have genuine interactions with… Read More

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