Category: Internet

Amazone in India, e-commerce more competitive

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon launched its online marketplace in India today making an entry into the increasingly expanding e-commerce Indian market.

The site is designed as a market place that facilitates transaction between buyers and sellers.

The Amazon media center announced the site going live on June 5 stating that currently it will only sell physical books, movies & TV shows.

However additional categories including mobile phones and cameras will be coming soon.

Restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) have thus far prevented Amazon from selling direct to consumers in the country, but, by hosting a site where third parties do the selling, the issue is sidestepped.

With Amazon now encroaching India, it will be interesting to see how major retail online e-commerce markets like Flipkart and Ebay will react to this new development.

Read more via E-commerce just got more competitive: Amazon comes to India with an online marketplace – Sci/Tech – DNA.

Protect children from internet pornography

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Children are exposed to violent and sadistic imagery which risks distorting their attitudes towards relationships and sex, according to the children’s commissioner for England.

A report released on Thursday by the commissioner’s office found that children who watch pornography are more likely to develop sexually risky behaviour and become sexually active at a younger age.It called for urgent action to “develop children’s resilience to pornography” after discovering that a significant number have access to sexually explicit images.

It also called on the Department for Education to ensure all schools delivered effective relationship and sex education, including how to use the internet safely.

via Protect children from internet pornography, report demands | Education | The Guardian.