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Amazon India open for business, offering mostly entertainment


Amazon's burgeoning online empire is growing today with yet another country-specific store: Amazon India. The new site, located at, only offers third-party products due to India's law prohibiting direct sales to Indian citizens by foreign companies over the internet, and only carries a small selection of what Amazon offers in other regions, but there are plans to expand into mobile phones and cameras "in the coming weeks." Currently, the store offers books, DVDs and Blu-rays for sale. Amazon requested India's law prohibiting online sales by foreign entities by changed this past February, and the status of that request is currently unclear. The company previously pushed into India with its Kindle store late last summer, and its angling to do the same with its Android Appstore some time this year.

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