The latest Bulldog roundup: Google Glass goes for fashion in deal with Ray-Ban, Oakley; web storage startup Box is going public; cloud banking firm nCino adds a VP for revenue and strategy; LabCorp hires a new CFO; and Disney is buying Maker Studios for $500 million.

The headlines:

  • Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

The alliance with Italian eyewear company Luxottica Group announced Monday represents Google’s latest attempt to make wearable technology look less geeky as it tries to develop new ways to ensure people can stay connected to the Internet wherever they go. Last week, Google disclosed that fashion accessory maker Fossil Group is working on an Internet-connected wristwatch that runs Google’s Android software for mobile devices.

Luxottica will develop frames equipped with Google Glass, a computing device that includes a thumbnail-sized screen above the wearer’s right eye to view Internet content. The $1,500 gadget also includes a camera that can take hands-free pictures and video, a feature that has raised privacy concerns.

Google Inc. so far has only sold Glass to a select group of test subjects known as “Explorers,” who have frequently been mocked for wearing a piece of futuristic eyewear that looks better-suited for cyborgs than for humans.

Luxottica is expected to help broaden Glass’ appeal. Google is also planning to tap into the more than 5,000 stores that Luxottica runs in the U.S. to help sell Glass once the device is released on the general market.

Google still hasn’t spelled out when Glass will be broadly available, although the Mountain View, Calif., company is still aiming for later this year.

More than 10,000 people have bought Glass as part of the Explorer program.

  • Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO seeking $250M

SAN FRANCISCO — Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors’ interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

With Monday’s IPO filing, Box Inc. took the wraps off its finances for the first time since the Los Altos, Calif., company was founded nearly nine years ago by college dropout Aaron Levie and his friend, Dylan Smith. The documents showed Box has lost a total of $337 million since the end of 2011 alone, including a $169 million setback during its last fiscal year.

Levie, 29, serves as Box’s CEO while Smith, 28, is the company’s chief financial officer.

“At times, we may get some things wrong, but we respond quickly and ‘fail fast,'” Levie wrote in a letter accompanying the IPO filing. “More often, however, our speed affords us an incredible competitive advantage.”

  • nCino Hires New Exec

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cloud banking technology firm nCino has hired a new vice president.

The company’s announcement:

“nCino, Inc., the leader in secure, cloud-based operating solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that Ted Parker has joined as executive vice president of revenue and strategy. He brings more than 25 years of enterprise banking perspective acquired through diverse c-suite positions in various asset categories and operating environments to his new position.

“Parker’s previous focus on business strategy and revenue growth, including leveraging technology to drive profitability and new efficiencies, is a smart addition to nCino’s management team.

“nCino’s culture is to foster innovative ideas and strong reputation,” Parker explained. “I am joining a team of fellow bankers to deliver a real solution that addresses today’s primary challenges and opportunities for financial institutions. nCino moves fast, and I am excited to apply my knowledge to a company that is like no other – providing a cloud-based operating system with the power to bring relationships back to bankers.”

“Parker’s banking experience spans super-regional, regional and community bank top executive and corporate officer positions. Throughout his career, he has gained transferable leadership skills in commercial and investment banking, retail, asset and wealth management, and equity capital that will be invaluable to nCino. Parker is a results-driven leader whose corporate experience in growth as well as startup opportunities provides a foundation for furthering sustainable high performance and long-term success at nCino.”

  • LabCorp Names New CFO

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Lab testing giant LabCorp (NYSE: LH) will have a new chief financial officer as of June 16: Glenn Eisenberg.

The company’s announcement:

“Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings [on Tuesday] announced the appointment of Glenn A. Eisenberg as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 16, 2014. Brad Hayes will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer through the transition to Mr. Eisenberg.

“I am delighted that Glenn will be joining us as Chief Financial Officer,” said David P. King, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He is a seasoned financial executive with a track record of strategic leadership in both financial and operational roles. His appointment underscores our continued focus on disciplined financial management and forward looking, innovative thinking about the evolution of our business. We are excited to have Glenn join the executive management team and we look forward to his contributions to the execution of our five pillar strategy.”

“Mr. Eisenberg most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), a $4.3 billion leading global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings and alloy steels and related products and services. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Dominion Industries, now a subsidiary of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) after working in several roles in finance, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Dominion.

“Mr. Eisenberg serves on the boards of directors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), where he chairs the Audit Committee, and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR), where he is the lead independent director and chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.”

  • Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios

LOS ANGELES — Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers who are increasingly watching short videos online.

It’s the latest and largest acquisition of a YouTube channel network by a major Hollywood studio and represents another vote of confidence in the video service as an incubator of talent.

The Walt Disney Co. said it would pay up to $450 million more in bonuses if Maker meets performance targets, the company said. The Maker deal is Disney’s biggest acquisition since it bought “Star Wars” creator Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.06 billion in late 2012.

The purchase will give Disney ownership of 55,000 channels — including Epic Rap Battles of History and makeup expert Amy Pham’s The Fashion Statement. Combined, Maker has 380 million subscribers and generates 5.5 billion views per month.

Buying Maker Studios will help Disney reach young audiences, said Kevin Mayer, Disney’s executive vice president of corporate strategy, in an interview.

“They have the biggest audience on YouTube. It’s very hard to replicate,” Mayer said.