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An around-the-room view of some of the brands and products on display at the March 12 annual East Coast edition of this exhibition, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. (Photos: Nancy Klosek)

Next March's in.car.EXPO, formerly known as Spring Break Nationals and described as "the East Coast's own mobile electronics show," will feature the Installer 5K, for the first time.

Do you ever wonder what makes something earn the title of “first,” “largest,” “slimmest,” etc.? Perhaps it’s when the press release hits, because tonight (last night for those on the East Coast) we saw a bit of a battle between LG and Samsung, with both announcing 105-inch curved UHD within hours of each other. (I can just see the PR execs scrambling!)

Almo said this week that it has added a second distribution center to its headquarters in Philadelphia. The new facility will handle major appliances and other larger products, with the original center now handling small and mid-size products.

Apple is among countless retailers striving to defend their East Coast stores against the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy.

The company has already closed some stores in New York and four other states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and is bracing for potential flooding and other damage, says blog site ifoAppleStore.

At least 35 Apple stores are within the hurricane's landfall zone as predicted by the National Weather Service, ifoAppleStore said, while another 15 are right outside the zone, including those in New York City and areas north of the city.

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