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As Economic Engine Revs Up, Car Buying Increases in County

AUTO: 2014 New Vehicle Sales Forecast Near 150,000

New car sales, a key bellwether for the health of the economy, continued rising this year in San Diego and were on track to break last year’s record number of about 140,000, according to the New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County.

Mtell’s Software Goes Looking For Trouble … Before It Happens

TECH: Predictive Analytics Applied to Industrial Equipment

Industrial software writer Mtell might not be able to repeat its recent 375 percent growth spurt, but it’s making more people take notice.

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Edico’s Strategy Is To ‘Come in Second’

TECH: Its Chip Makes Sense Of Genome Sequencing Data

Armed with fresh venture funding and steered by some of the best thinkers in biotechnology, San Diego-based Edico Genome is headed to market with a specialized microchip that it hopes will become the definitive second step in processing a genome.

Omnitracs Is Moving Headquarters to Dallas; Co. Will Maintain a Local Office

Omnitracs LLC is moving its head office from San Diego to Dallas with $3.9 million worth of help from Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.

Edico Genome Gets $10 Million in Series A Financing

Edico Genome, a San Diego bioinformatics chip maker, announced July 17 that it received $10 million in Series A venture funds.

Renovate America Closes $50M Equity Investment

Renovate America, a provider of so-called residential property assessed clean energy, or PACE, financing in the U.S. raised $50 million in growth equity from new and existing investors, the company said.

Pulse Electronics Announces Leadership Changes

Pulse Electronics Corp. appointed Alan Benjamin as interim CEO and John Major as interim chairman of the board, following the resignation of Ralph Faison as chairman, president and CEO, the company announced.

Law Partner Named to Cybersecurity Board

Andrew Serwin, a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been named to the board of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. The alliance is a nonprofit

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EDF Renewable Acquires 96% Stake In Wind Prjoject Serving Microsoft

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired a 96 percent stake in the planned 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project, which has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp., EDF announced.

ScoreStream Gets Ready for Some Football With $800,000 in Debt Funding

ScoreStream Inc., which offers high school sports scores in real time, told U.S. securities regulators earlier this month that it issued $800,000 in convertible debt funding.

Omega Group Acquired by Trimble

The Omega Group, a San Diego-based provider of cloud based performance support software aimed at helping public safety agencies optimize patrol strategies, was acquired by a division of Trimble Inc., a Sunnyvale software business that has about $2 billion in annual revenue. to Distribute Duralo Auto Parts

San Diego-based, an online auto parts retailer, has signed on to be a new dealer for Duralo Auto Parts.

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SDG&E Is First (Utility) in Unmanned Flight With Drone Testing

Setting the stage for unmanned aircraft inspecting power lines, the Federal Aviation Administration gave San Diego Gas & Electric Co. permission to conduct test flights of a small drone in certain rural areas away from houses and in a San Diego utility yard, SDG&E said on July 11.

Royal Australian Navy Taps Tapestry Solutions for Software Work

Kearny Mesa-based Tapestry Solutions said that it received a multimillion-dollar contract from the Royal Australian Navy to create a software tool for a new class of ship.

Low-Tech Fizzles, High-Tech Sizzles in Hot Careers Report

Those seeking decent employment in San Diego should probably focus on high-tech, according to a report on Hot Careers 2014 from UC San Diego’s Extension.