Contextual Search Platform Atlas Is Ivy Softworks’ First Spinoff

 Ivy Softworks — a so-called “innovation studio” founded by Napster’s Jordan Ritter in Seattle — is taking the wraps off its first products today. ...

LG Urbane 2, The First Android Wear Smartwatch With Cellular, Pulled From Stores

 Last week we brought you news that the first Android Wear smartwatch with access to cellular data — read: doesn’t need to be paired with a smartphone — was on ...

Facebook Ups Its Sticker Game As The First Paid Packs Arrive For Messenger

 In a move that may seem trivial, but could be indicative of the future, you can now buy paid-for stickers inside Facebook Messenger. Facebook itself isn’t leading offering ...

Apple Confirms It Will Open A Retail Store In Singapore, Its First In Southeast Asia

 Apple has confirmed that it will open its first retail store in Southeast Asia, located in Singapore, as the U.S. phone maker begins to increase its efforts in the region’s ...

First Carrier-Backed Cyanogen Phone Launches In Europe

 The Cyanogen flavor of open Android is getting a little carrier love in Europe, with Spain’s Telefonica launching its first handset powered by the mobile OS today, the BQ ...

Twitter Sees 6% Increase In “Like” Activity After First Week Of Hearts

 Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco today, Twitter’s SVP of Product, Kevin Weil, shared with the crowd that the new hearts aren’t stopping activity. ...

Walgreens Becomes First Retailer To Integrate Its Loyalty Program With Apple Pay

 Drug store chain Walgreens announced this morning its loyalty program will now be available through Apple Pay – making it the first U.S. retailer to integrate their customer ...

Twitter’s Call For Feedback, #HelloWorld, Garners 5,746 Tweets In First Three Days

 During CEO Jack Dorsey’s keynote at Twitter’s developer conference, Flight, the promise was made to developers that there would be more listening and more transparency ...

The NFL’s First Live-Streamed Game On Yahoo Attracted Over 15 Million Viewers

 Yahoo and the NFL this morning said that over 15 million people tuned into the first-ever global live stream of a regular season NFL game, hosted by Yahoo on Sunday, which featured a ...

Mobile Searches Surpass Desktop Searches At Google For The First Time

 Google’s search chief Amit Singhal said for the first time this summer, more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktop computers. Singhal said Google ...

Microsoft To Ship HoloLens Development Kits For $3K In First Quarter Of 2016

 Microsoft showed a new demo today at a press conference in New York. The HoloLens, the company’s take on virtual reality — sort of — is an augmented reality ...

Mobile Exits Drop Below Investments For First Time Since 2013

 It’s been party time for mobile, with massive growth and disruption helping VCs to raise huge funds, entrepreneurs to raise massive rounds, and valuations to skyrocket. ...