Hundreds of Facebook groups were turned into zombies on Tuesday in an attempt to display just how vulnerable social networkers can be. Using a design flaw in Facebook’s groups feature, a group called Control Your Info found Facebook groups where the administrator had stepped down, joined the group, claimed the vacant administrator spot (which is open to any group member when the administrator leaves) and changed the name to Control Your Info. advertisement advertisement “When you’re admin of a group, you can basically do anything you want with it,” the group’s Web page states. “You can change it’s name, and the groups members won’t even get a notification of it. You can send mails to all members and edit info.” An evildoer could seize a widowed group (such as the hypothetical group “Sweet Valley High LoOoOoVeS Robert Pattison,” for instance) and change the name to something offensive (like “The Coalition … [Read more...] about Facebook Hijackers Speak Out About… School Project?
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Leading playschool chain EuroKids is looking to acquire Kidzee from Zee Learn for Rs 1,000-1,200 crore, a report in The Economic Times said.The US private equity firm KKR, which recently acquired 92 percent stake in EuroKids in September, has made a non-binding offer for Zee Learn, especially Kidzee, and is waiting for a response, the report said.EuroKids owns the Kangaroo Kids and Billabong International school chains.Close Kidzee, established in 2003, is Asia's largest network of preschools. related news EuroKids: Here's how India's top preschooler plans to grow The rise and fall of Educomp Moneycontrol could not independently verify the story.The transaction could help Essel Group, which owns Zee Entertainment Enterprises, deleverage its consolidated balance sheet, sources told the paper.Promoters of Essel Group owe about Rs 7,000 crore to lenders.An Essel group spokesperson told The Economic Times that the company is “actively evaluating” … [Read more...] about EuroKids in talks to acquire Kidzee for Rs 1,200 crore: Report
The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a GMR-led consortium, has received green nod from the Environment Ministry for the development of two commercial buildings in Aerocity at an investment of about Rs 1,310 crore, according to an official document.The nodal ministry has given the environment clearance (EC) to DIAL's two proposed projects with some conditions after taking into account the recommendation of its expert committee.As per the proposal, both projects will be developed in the Gateway district of Aerocity, Indira Gandhi International Airport.Close One commercial building will come up in a plot area of 20,778 square metre at an estimated cost of Rs 480 crore, while the other commercial building will be developed in a plot area of 32,189 square metre at an estimated cost of Rs 830 crore, the document said. related news SEBI to replace promoters with ‘controlling shareholders’ in new corporate structure: Report Tata Motors ties up with Lithium Urban … [Read more...] about DIAL gets green nod for Rs 1,310cr commercial building project in Aerocity
The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But how many tries should you attempt before you throw in the towel and admit defeat? A new study from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management entitled “Quantifying dynamics of failure across science, startups, and security” found that how you fail (and try, try again) determines if you’ll eventually succeed. It turns out that after an initial failure the paths diverge, and there’s a difference in the behavior of winners and losers. advertisement advertisement “This is a crucial question because in our success-obsessed society failure is ubiquitous; almost every winner starts out as a loser,” says Dashun Wang, associate professor of management and organizations and lead author of the study. “If you can understand how people fail over and over and eventually succeed, you can identify a future winner while this person is still a … [Read more...] about Why failing fast is critical if you want to eventually win
In the age of the Free Complaint Machine, known to many around the world as the ‘Internet’, is it wise to offer a product to anyone willing to purchase it? After all, a single poor fit between costumer and product can lead to the kind of negative feedback that resonates with thousands of potential good fits. As many businesses beg for ways to indiscriminately sell their wares, it was fascinating to learn that the US Military, of all institutions, has become quite forward thinking in selective selling. Military blogs which showcase the everyday lives and unfiltered emotions of enlisted servicemen have become a major arm of the US Army’s recruitment strategy. advertisement advertisement “Its not all flowers and sunshine”, says Major Mary Constantino, project manager of Army Strong Stories, a Soldier blog hosted by the Army’s recruitment branch, Accessions Command. Being a soldier, it should go without saying, is tough, and the army wants … [Read more...] about Raw Honesty as a Social Media Strategy (Part 1): The US Army