We’re happy to report that by the end of this week a new mobile experience will be rolled out to all Ning Networks. This upgrade is a complete re-write of the old Ning mobile experience. It’s built-in, completely free, and offers a lot more options for driving activity.
Today, Glam is re-launching Ning as the next generation social platform for creators, businesses, and brands and announcing new ad options, a new mobile web version, and a VIP subscription service.
We will be performing maintenance on the Ning Platform this coming Friday, December 2, from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight) Pacific Time. During this time, all Ning Networks will be unavailable for 2 hours.
We’re proud to have been able to realize a consistently high uptime over the past year. To keep this consistent record high, we need to perform some crucial upgrades to hardware, systems and databases. We want to ensure your Ning Network stays online and speedy for the next year and beyond.
We love the Ning office. We’re on the fourth floor of a downtown Palo Alto office, and we’re surrounded by windows on all sides. Tons of natural light!
Like a lot of start-ups, we don’t have cubicles. Nobody has a dedicated office. Even the CEO sits out in the open — not too far from me, in fact. There’s one thing that really makes this type of egalitarian, transparent and open office work: awesome conference rooms. Our conference rooms are the spaces where we can have a quiet phone conversation, meet with visitors, plan our projects, eat our lunches, and occasionally even play a few rounds of Halo (time willing, of course).
Yesterday, we unveiled a Constant Contact Extension, which provides Ning Plus and Pro subscribers a new way to easily send out email newsletters. You’ve probably heard of Constant Contact. I definitely have. I often hear them advertising on my local public radio station, sandwiched between episodes of Fresh Air and All Things Considered. I’ve been paying attention to the progress of Constant Contact for quite some time. In fact, I have a history of not choosing Constant Contact when I probably should have. To elaborate, I decided today was a good day to tell a little story about business foolishness. I call it “The Ghost of Business Past (Great Moments in Consulting History).”