Startup fundings: Dance Church lands $4.7M to fuel online fitness platform, and other recent PNW deals


Here’s our latest rundown on recent funding rounds raised by Pacific Northwest companies. — Dance Church, the Seattle-based creators of a high-energy, dance-focused movement class that also includes an online subscription platform, has raised $4.7 million in seed funding. The gist: Founded in 2010 by Kate Wallich, Dance Church teamed with Pioneer Square Labs in June for help in taking the popularity of its in-person classes and bringing them online for a global audience with a dance-on-demand product called “Dance Church Go.” Users can get access to a library of online classes for $19 a month or $199 per year.… Read More

IBM launches open source cloud guide for developers

Developers who want to build cloud applications should work on honing their open-source skills instead of only focusing on developing skills for a proprietary cloud, according to an O’Reilly survey commissioned by IBM last year. Because every major cloud platform uses open-source software in its infrastructure, developing skills related to open technology makes developers more desirable to potential employers and helps them compete in hybrid environments. To help developers achieve this IBM is launching an Open Source Cloud Guide which offers an agnostic view of open source cloud tools that developers, who want to build for choice and interoperability, can… [Continue Reading]

iMore Show 772: MacBook Season

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This week on the iMore Show, we’re talking Apple Watch Series 7, Facebook’s terrible Monday, and look ahead to next year’s iPhones.

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Qualcomm is salty about Pixel’s switch to Tensor but really shouldn’t be

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The Google Pixel 6 phones will ditch Snapdragon chips for an in-house design, and Qualcomm is clearly feeling a little hurt about it. Qualcomm couldn’t help but throw some shade at Google — in the form of a red flag meme on Twitter (via 9to5Google). In August, Google revealed its Tensor chip, which will make a proper debut at the Pixel 6 event on Tuesday. This marks the end of an era where Pixel phones — and most of Google’s earlier Nexus line — relied on Snapdragon SoCs.

The red flag meme started as a way to identify silly “warning signs” when dating but has since evolved to the point where it can apply to almost anything. Qualcomm came up with this questionable take on the meme, implying that Google’s choice to swap out the Snapdragon…

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