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The cloud and the ocean have helped push Teledyne Technologies past the $2 billion mark. The Thousand Oaks-based industrial and defense conglomerate said Jan. 24 that its 2012 sales hit a record-busting $2.1 billion, up more than 9 percent from $1.9 billion a year before. Net income also set a record at $161.8 million, compared Read More →
After 47 years, the K-Swiss brand might be taking its first steps into the sunset. Westlake Village-based K-Swiss said Jan. 17 that it has agreed to a $170 million buyout by South Korean fashion and retail conglomerate E-Land World Limited. The sale comes after K-Swiss, the maker of the iconic white footwear that was the Read More →
Shares of Westlake Village-based footwear firm K-Swiss soared 48 percent on the morning of Jan. 17 after the company agreed to a $170 million buyout. E.Land World Ltd. of South Korea offered to pay $4.75 per share for K-Swiss, which has struggled with huge losses in recent years as sales of its iconic white tennis Read More →
In a move that could change online education, Carpinteria-based lynda.com has raised $103 milllion from a group of investors, marking the first time the company has taken outside funding in its 17-year history. Lynda.com, one of the fastest-growing firms in the Tri-Counties, employs about 400 people and generated $100 million in revenue in 2012. It Read More →