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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Hired data: on average, white tech workers ask for $130K salary, receive $136K offer; Hispanic and black workers ask for $124K, receive ~$130K offer   —  Pay discrimination and discrepancies based on gender and race are nothing new.  Unfortunately, it seems that little has changed over the years.
Feb 8, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Owl raises $18M Series A, unveils dashcam with break-in and accident detection, voice control, and smartphone integration, for $349 with 1 year of LTE included   —  With $18 million in funding from Defy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital and others …
Feb 2, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber partners with JUMP to begin piloting a bike-sharing service called Uber Bike in San Francisco starting next week   —  Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco.
Jan 31, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Podcast network TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and trademark infringement in connection with the distribution of audio and video content   —  TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter.  The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract …
Jan 17, 2018, 1:05 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Mesh Wi-Fi startup Eero lays off 20% of its workforce, or ~30 staff, as it shifts priorities to its core business; Eero was launched in 2015, has raised $90M   —  Eero, the mesh Wi-Fi router startup, has laid off 20 percent of its workforce (about 30 employees), TechCrunch has learned.
Jan 4, 2018, 1:50 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Spotlite, a two-month-old video live streaming app with monetization options for singers raises $10M from Sequoia Capital China and BlueRun Ventures   —  Described to me as “American Idol meets musical.ly,” startup Spotlite recently raised more than $10 million from Sequoia Capital China and BlueRun Ventures.
Dec 15, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook publicly shares its internal policies on harassment and bullying in the workplace, outlines process for investigating harassment allegations   —  Facebook, in a similar manner to what it did with its internal policies around Managing Bias, is making publicly available its policies on harassment and bullying.
Dec 8, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Shervin Pishevar says he's taking an immediate leave of absence from Sherpa Capital and Hyperloop One, following allegations of sexual misconduct   —  Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Sherpa Capital and co-founder of Hyperloop One, is taking an immediate leave of absence from both companies …
Dec 5, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Code.org, the non-profit that aims to increase access to computer science education, raises $12M from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Infosys, and PwC   —  Code.org, the non-profit organization that aims to increase access to computer science education, has raised $12 million …
Dec 4, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving; Christie Smith, who spent 17 years as a principal at Deloitte, will be taking over   —  Apple's first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year, TechCrunch has learned.
Nov 16, 2017, 4:46 PMIn context

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