New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market

In some corners Recent figures from Canalys indicate a small but notable uptick in the European market as shipments grew 3%, year-over-year in Q3. The analyst firm put global growth at 1% globally in another recent report. Generally, such numbers wouldn’t warrant much celebration, but the way the market has been going, most manufacturers will take what they can get. New numbers out this morning from Gartner paint a less rosy picture, with sales numbers declining 0.4%. It’s not a huge discrepancy between shipping and sales figures, but it’s the difference between being in the red and being in the black for the quarter. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Lady Gaga addresses Bradley Cooper romance rumors

Apple invited Lady Gaga to perform on May 17 at its new Apple Stage at Apple Park.Image: AFP/Getty Images Did you catch the Lady Gaga concert that took place on May 17? Unless you work out of Apple Park, the tech giant’s massive spaceship-shaped headquarters in Cupertino, you probably didn’t attend. The singer and actress performed a special private concert for Apple employees on Friday to help formally open the campus as well as pay tribute to Steve Jobs, according MacRumors. The concert took place on a Jony Ive-designed stage, decked with a rainbow arch, inside of Apple Park’s ring. SEE ALSO: Apple takes on Netflix and Amazon with new TV+ video streaming service According to AppleWeb (via Cult of …