AUSTRALIANS have taken to three-dimensional technology, spending $361 million in the past year on 3D television sets, although market penetration remains modest at just over 4 per cent.
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Paul Higgins: Not really Sure about this one. How much is take up of high end screens that have this in them any way and how much is the novelty and bragging to the neighbours factor is uncertain. If I had to make a definitive statement I would say that this will slow significantly unless it becomes a standard feature of all new screens and even then until the technology improves a fair bit the use will not be that high. Way early on the hype cycle
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Several recent economic reports glowingly predict that by 2013-15, India will start outpacing China’s stunning annual GDP growth rate of 8.5-9.5%. A number of trends in India lead to this conclusion, including a young, increasingly educated labor force, relatively few retired people to care for, India’s high savings rate, the massive structural reforms the Indian government continues to undertake, and increased infrastructure spending.
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