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• First Indian city joins Cree LED program

DURHAM, N.C. – The city of Tirupati in India is the first city in that country to join the Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) LED City program under which metropolitan lighting is converted to light emitting diode technology. Tirupati plans to convert more than 140 street lights.

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• Railinc can track rail cars in real time

CARY, N.C. – Railinc is rolling out RailSight, a new offering than enables real-time tracking and tracing of freight cards through car location messaging.

The service inclubes web-based services and SAP supply chain software.

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• Apple tops Charlotte firm’s media impact rankings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Apple is No. 1 in the latest quarterly ranking of brand “Impact Value” as compiled by Charlotte-based General Sentiment thanks to the iPad and iPhone 4 product releases.

Apple toppled Google from the top spot in the fourth quarterly report issued by General Sentiment.

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