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Free 3D VOD From Samsung Reaches India

Samsung’s 3D Video On Demand service is now available for Indian consumers. The VOD service is already available in South Korea and will allow users to watch 3D video content on their 3DTVs without any additional fees.

Users will only need a couple things to get started. First, they have to download the Explore 3D app from the Samsung TV apps store. The second thing is, obviously, having a 3DTV. Those two things will allow users to enjoy hot content such as movie trailers, music videos, documentaries, you name it!

Indian-based Search Engine Raises $10 Million

An Indian-based search engine called Just Dial has just raised $10 million in funding from SAP Ventures and Sequoia Capital. The company was started in 1996 in Mumbai and allows consumers to search for local business through the Internet, phone, WAP, and through text messages.

Using the service, consumers are able to discover new restaurants, retail outlets, or search for plumbers or exterminators. It’s basically an easier-to-use form of the YellowPages in the United States. The service is now used by 57 million unique users spread over 250 Indian towns and cities.

49% Of Indians Access Mobile Web Only

Opera software has released a detailed report on Indian consumers. The report found that 49% of Indians are “Mobile Only Internet Users”, people who never or very rarely use the desktop for Internet. Additionally, the active number of mobile Internet users in India rose from 8 million to 25 million in just a year. What’s even more interesting is that this is found all throughout India, rather than being concentrated on metropolitan areas.

Some Countries Are Banning The New XXX – Porn TLD

Acording to the Economic Times, India has seek to block the newly-approved ICANN domain top level domain (extension .XXX) which is reserved for porn sites. The red light district domains raises concerns for Middle Eastern countries since the content goes against their moral and culture.

Adult porn is illegal in India but Indian law does not forbid consumption, however, violators can face a maximum of five years in prison if they are caught with porn. Having domains with an extension specifically for porn would allow governments to monitor such consumption. This could mean more prosecution and more censorship since porn sites could be easily identifiable because of the new nomenclature. For some this is enables easier policing of the material so they welcome it, yet for others this is just another form of promoting adult pornography.