Nokia News Byte: Nokia, Yahoo Rank Among Top Companies for Work-life Balance

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Nokia News Byte: Nokia, Yahoo Rank Among Top Companies for Work-life Balance

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Online jobs community Glassdoor has released its third annual "Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance" report. Most notable -- Nokia, AOL and Yahoo. Sixteen tech companies also cracking the list. So Nokia missed its smartphone volume expectation by about 10%. BlackBerry missed its BlackBerry 10 volume consensus by about 15%. And HTC missed its earnings consensus by about 35%. The autumn outlook is gruesome for these second-tier vendors for many, many reasons. First, they all ramped up their key models during the spring with the Nokia Lumia 520, the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10, and the HTC One. This was not just any old quarter. This was a quarter when all three had major new models shipping pretty much throughout the quarter. By autumn, all of these new models will start losing their pricing power. A slow start is bad news. Every single time Nokia unveils a new smartphone or reports numbers of any kind, a familiar question is raised: What if Nokia had switched to Android instead of Windows Phone? This was a fun game to play for a few months after Nokia first announced it would dump Symbian and MeeGo in favor of Microsoft's mobile platform, but now that ship has sailed.

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