Megan Rose Dickey

Megan Rose Dickey

Senior Reporter

Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice. She also covers transportation and the on-demand economy.

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.

The Latest from Megan Rose Dickey

Uber unveils new skyport designs for Uber Air

Uber’s architecture and engineering partners have unveiled some new skyport designs. To be clear, skyports are the areas where people will be able to board and disembark from Uber Air vehicles.

Uber says its flying taxi service will be cheaper than owning a car

Uber has big dreams for Uber Air, the flying taxi service it’s wanting to launch in 2023. At the third annual Uber Elevate, head of Elevate Eric Allison said the company expects Uber Air to be c

Uber’s flying taxi director of engineering is joining us at TC Sessions: Mobility

If Uber gets its way, flying taxis will be coming our way in the next couple of years. The company plans to launch trials as early as 2020. Mark Moore, Uber’s engineering director for Elevate, i

DoorDash partners with food stamp startup mRelief

On-demand food delivery startup DoorDash has partnered with mRelief, a startup focused on helping people access food stamps. As federal workers — especially low-wage workers like janitors, cooks

Lime beefs up its executive team with a CTO and CMO

Micromobility startup Lime, the company that operates shared electric scooters and bikes, has brought on its first chief marketing officer and appointed its first chief technology officer. Duke Stump,

Salesforce spent another $2.7 million to adjust pay gaps related to race and gender

Ensuring equal pay is an ongoing task, Salesforce has found. In the past year, Salesforce spent $2.7 million to address pay discrepancies across gender worldwide and race in the U.S. Where Salesforce

Tesla says it willingly withdrew from NTSB investigation

Tesla says it willingly withdrew from the party agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board, adding that the NTSB is more concerned with “press headlines than actually promoting safe

Tesla is no longer working with NTSB in fatal Model X crash investigation

In light of Tesla going a bit rogue and disclosing details of the fatal crash that involved Autopilot, the National Transportation Safety Board is removing Tesla as a party in the investigation. &#822

Lyft breaks down how much drivers can make

How much drivers can make working for Lyft and Uber has long been a topic of conversation and third-party studies. Now, Lyft is providing some more clarity around how much people can make driving for

Uber expands privacy settlement with FTC

Uber is expanding the proposed settlement it made with the Federal Trade Commission last August pertaining to data mishandling, privacy and security complaints that date back to 2014 and 2015. In Augu

All Raise taps Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake and others to mentor female founders

As part of All Raise’s mission to increase the number of female founders who receive venture funding in the next five years, All Raise has tapped more than 120 successful female founders to prov

Cruise, GM’s self-driving car unit, brings on Zippy team

Cruise recently brought on seven team members from Zippy.ai, which develops robots for last-mile grocery and package delivery, for an undisclosed amount of money. The deal did not include any of Zippy

Uber CEO outlines mobility plans

Uber is done being solely a ride-hailing company. Under the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is well on its way to becoming a multi-modal transportation platform. At a future of mobil

Uber gets into car rentals and public transit

Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washin

Uber’s new driver app identifies areas with the best fares

Uber is rolling out a new app for drivers starting today. The hope with the redesign is to make it easier for drivers to access the information they need the most, while ensuring the app is not a dist

b8ta unveils Shopify-like solution for retail stores

b8ta, the store founded by Nest alums to sell trendy gadgets, is entering new territory. Today, the startup is launching “Built by b8ta,” which functions as a retail-as-a-service platform

Hired spent $2 million to fix its wage gap

The pay gap is real, my friends. Hired, the career marketplace that produces studies about pay inequality, spent $2 million in 2016 to close its wage gap across gender, race and sexual identity. Since

Comma.ai raises $5 million

Transportation startup Comma .ai has raised $5 million, according to a new SEC filing. George Hotz, the founder of Comma.ai, started the company in an attempt to take on Tesla. Initially, Hotz was wor

Uber acquires bike-share startup JUMP

Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a pot

Edovo raises $9 million to provide incarcerated people with tablet-based education

Edovo, a tablet-based education startup for incarcerated people, has raised $9 million from Impact Engine, Lumina Foundation, Kapor Capital and others. Edovo works with facilities to bring in secure w
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