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Ning's Doing Just Fine Without The Porn

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ningbebo.png" /> At the beginning of last December, <a href="http://www.ning.com/">Ning</a> reversed course on its <a href="http://blo

Yourmagz.com Marries Ning with Scribd

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/ymlogo.png" /> Canadian start-up <a href="http://www.yourmagz.com/">Yourmagz.com</a> launched the closed beta version of its SaaS content di

Social Networking: Will Facebook Overtake MySpace In The U.S. In 2009?

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/fbms109.jpg' class="border" alt='' /> Year end Comscore numbers for the U.S. audience are out. The first thing we checked? How the maj

The Ning Exodus Begins: Adult Networks, It's Time To GTFO

<img alt="" />The <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/12/02/youtube-cracks-down-on-sexy-spammy-videos/">eviction of Ning's adult sites</a> is in full swing. The actual shut down of the sites

What Exactly Is Adult Content? Google Forces Ning Onto A Slippery Slope.

<img alt="" /><img alt="" />On Tuesday Ning <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/12/02/youtube-cracks-down-on-sexy-spammy-videos/">changed</a> its long standing <a href="http://www.beta.techcr

YouTube Cracks Down On Sexy, Spammy Videos And Ning Closes Its Red Light District

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/youtube-sex-videos.png" /> YouTube is trying to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=AEX3_7h40mk">clean up its act</a> by cracking down

Don't Post The Evidence Unless It Supports Your Case

For those of you not closely following the drama between social network platform Ning and a popular widget provider called WidgetLaboratory, you can read the background here. On Friday Ning unceremoni

WidgetLaboratory Strikes Back At Ning Where It Hurts

Yesterday we reported on Ning’s termination of its most popular premium widget developer, WidgetLaboratory. Although apparently justified, Ning removed all WidgetLaboratory widgets from its plat

Ning Shuts Down Premium Developer WidgetLaboratory

Ning, the build-your-own social network platform, has removed all widgets created by popular premium developer WidgetLaboratory. The news has come without warning and is being met with outrage by a nu

Fujifilm Launches Z20fd Social Network: Because cameras need community too

In what can only be described as a grand experiment, Fujifilm has teamed up with Ning.com to create a social network, ZSpotNow.com, based around a single digital camera. The Z20fd is a 10-megapixel po

Marc Andreessen Joins Facebook's Board Of Directors

Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, Opsware and Ning and the former CTO of AOL, is adding a new notch in his belt: he has joined the board of directors of Facebook, two sources close to the company

Mixx Gets Serious About Community Building

Digg competitor Mixx just launched an extension to its groups feature that founder Chris McGill describes as “Ning for social media”. Users can now set up Mixx community sites on their own

Grouply Claims to Blow Past Ning; Now What?

Adam Penenberg of Fast Company got lots of well-deserved grief for his cover article about Ning last month, the one that focused on the Andreessen and Bianchini duo’s “viral expansion loop

Wetpaint Emerging As A Leading Social Publishing Platform

Seattle based wiki startup Wetpaint has always been ahead of the pack in terms of design and usability. Now, a couple of years after launch, they’re starting to see real usage traction as well.

Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company’s financial statements. When outsiders try to do it, even well-inform

Grou.ps: All Your Collaboration Tools In One Place

There’s seemingly no end to the number of collaboration tools out there: blogs, wikis, forums, bookmarking, photos, chat. Chances are you already use one or more of them already to keep in touch

Ning Worth Half A Billion Dollars

Social network platform Ning joined Slide in the Half Billion Dollar Club by raising $60 million (after banker fees) on a $500 million pre-money valuation. Like Slide, Ning used influential investment

Ning: All Our Charts Point Up And To The Right

Ning certainly continues to rock and roll, at least according to data released by the company and reported by Comscore. The company, which allows users to easily create social networks, now has over 2

Chart Me Up: Web 2.0 Venture Deals

Dow Jones VentureSource put out some data on Web 2.0 deals in the U.S. earlier this week that I’ve put together into these charts. The first one above shows how much money has been invested in W

Fubar Grows Over 3 Million Percent In A Year

New social network traffic figures released by Compete show that Fubar, billed as the “first online bar and happy hour” is the fastest growing social network, having increased its traffic
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