In a digital cry Occupy Wall Street is screaming ‘Viva la Revolución!’ with their new Facebook-like virtual stomping ground, The Global Square. The Global Square is the movement’s new virtual Zuccotti Park, a place where Occupiers can squat virtually — free from state and corporate intervention, they hope.
The Occupy Wall Street movement along with developer Ed Knutson created their own social networking site to keep it from prying governmental eyes. “We don’t want to trust Facebook with private messages among activists,” says TGS developer Knutson. This new electronic tent city aims to connect the various global Occupy movements, along with similarly politically aligned social misfits, drum circle-ists, hippies-who-finally-found-a-cause and Occupy supporters. Many (this writer included) are glad to see this virtual occupation finally materialize, as it was only a matter of time before someone like Knutson began to Occupy the Internet.
Today morning, something caught my fancy with the Hindustan Times print, something about setting up a cheap virtual office for startups who need a physical address, phones number and assistants. I googled around to find one such service — the Imperial Servcorp.
Imperial Servcorp is a joint venture between real estate conglomerate K. Raheja Corp and Australian serviced office provider Servcorp. They’ve setup virtual office formats for Multinationals and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across India. Their first Indian serviced office complex at Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) was inaugurated in February this year. I’m not sure but I suspect there are similar services in Hyderabad and Bangalore too. Continue reading →
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