But a plan announced Tuesday to guarantee the CEO's personal control is raising eyebrows as the $3 billion firm pursues global expansion. On Monday, Under Armour's board approved an unusual two-for-one stock split that would create a new class of stock without voting rights and give owners of each existing share of common stock one new share of Class C stock. It would preserve Plank's control even as he sells off shares.
VSPOne expects growth at its new eyeglass manufacturing facility in Halethorpe — including orders related to Google Glass. The company anticipates that the local site will make prescription lenses for the product after it launches sometime this year.
Roughly 54,000 state employees are switching to a cloud-based e-mail and scheduling system provided by tech giant Google — making Maryland the largest state in the nation to rely on the ubiquitous search engine firm for its email, scheduling and document sharing.
The shutdown of the federal government means that our national parks -- including Yosemite -- are being closed today. Ironically, the closing of the awe-inspiring California park comes as it celebrates its 123rd anniversary, which is noted in today's Google Doodle.
Today's Google Doodle marks the anniversary of Franz Kafka's birth in 1883. Kafka, who was born in Prague, brought us memorable stories such as "Metamorphosis," the tale of a salesman who wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant bug. (Hence the creepy insect in the Doodle.)