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Ning

A website that is used to create custom social networking sites. Co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini and launched in 2005, Ning offers pricing plans for 150, 10,000 and unlimited members as well as provides a free service for educational institutions. Ning-created social sites are built with a variety of design tools and can include blogs, forums, embedded video and the capability of monetizing ads. Glam Media acquired the company in 2011. For more information, visit www.ning.com. See social networking site.
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9, investigators made an unannounced visit to the Tainan campus of Kang Ning and found three violations.
Yao said the third violation Kang Ning committed was transforming continuing education classes into formal degree courses without going through the legal admission channels.
Ning's co-founder and chairman, Marc Andreessen, has joined Glam Media's board of directors and Jason Rosenthal, the former CEO of Ning, joins the company as EVP of Social Media and general manager of Ning.
According to Glam Media, combining Ning's technology and engaging social platforms with Glam Media's premium advertising solutions and reach will accelerate its vision of bringing brand marketers online by helping them to engage with social communities across all digital mediums.
Ning will operate as a new business unit within Glam Media.
This paper notes that the Li Ning Company was the first Chinese company to use the American marketing concept of franchising, many years before the Ministry of Domestic Trade enacted China's first franchise law in 1997.
In early 1989, Li Ning's athletic wear company was still in its embryonic stages.
Aprivately held company based in Palo Alto, Calif., Ning was founded in 2004 by Gina Bianchini, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, and Marc Andreessen, the multimillionaire software engineer who co-created the first widely used web browser (Mosaic) and founded Netscape Communications.
Functionality for members of Ning Networks is similar to that on such sites as Facebook and MySpace.
A Ning is a social network, an online place for people to have discussions, write blogs, upload photos and video, and make new connections, but unlike more famous social networks like Facebook or MySpace, a Ning can be walled off, so that only members of a particular community have access to that community.
The Classroom 2.0 Ning (http://classroom20.ning.com/), which is for educators using Web 2.0 technologies, has almost 5,000 members and recently won a 2007 Edublog Award for best educational use of a social networking service.
So you can browse Ning either as a user, someone keen to start using these tools and wanting to make the most of the services they offer' or as a developer, someone looking for a great site to "clone".