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  1. GoPro plans secondary public offering

    SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action camera maker GoPro Inc., plans to raise $800 million in a secondary stock offering. The company, which went public in June, plans to offer $100 million in shares, while current shareholders, including founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, will sell the remaining $700 ...

    Posted November 11, 2014 in North America

  2. Osprey makes cash grants to four regional mountain bike programs

    CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs, Inc., is making four cash grants through IMBA's "Let's Build Trails" program to support the growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States. The grant recipients are the Central Illinois Trails Association; Team Dirt of Corvallis, ...

    Posted October 21, 2014 in North America

  3. GoPro names former Microsoft/Skype executive as new president

    SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011. At Microsoft he was an executive vice president responsible for business development, strategy and evangelism; he left the company ...

    Posted June 6, 2014 in North America

  4. Yakima hires Ryan Martin as CEO

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO. In his previous role at Whirlpool, Martin worked closely with Yakima's parent company for the past seven ...

    Posted August 1, 2014 in North America

  5. Polar Bottle makes two hires in operations

    BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle's parent company, Product Architects, Inc., has created and filled two new positions in its operations department. Ken Austin joins the Boulder-based company as director of operations and Tracy Lindsey becomes the company's first purchasing ...

    Posted November 6, 2014 in Industry News

  6. Optic Nerve's parent company renames itself, launches new sunglass brand

    Mountain Shades Inc. for more than 30 years, but it will now be called Optic Nerve Eyewear. "We ...

    Posted July 29, 2014 in North America

  7. NuVinci maker co-sponsors e-bike weight loss challenge

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies Inc. the comapny behind the NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrain, is partnering with Evelo Electric Bicycles on a "30-Day eBike Challenge" consumer promotion. The companies said the promotion is designed "to encourage healthier, ...

    Posted May 28, 2014 in North America

  8. Spy Q2 sales decline, ending growth streak

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Wednesday reported an 18 percent decrease in second-quarter sales compared with a year earlier, ending 12 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth at the optical brand. "The second quarter of 2014 was the first in over three years where a number ...

    Posted August 6, 2014 in North America

  9. Lawsuit alleges CGI exploited race volunteers

    Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.” UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its ...

    Posted October 14, 2014 in North America

  10. Giant and Weagle end patent lawsuit

    NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — A patent-infringement and breach-of-contract lawsuit pitting Dave Weagle against Giant Bicycle Inc. and Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has been resolved. In a brief 72-word statement, Giant said Weagle, the owner of DW-Link, has permanently dismissed all claims ...

    Posted July 1, 2014 in North America

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