Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

An Update from Ning Chairman & Co-Founder Marc Andreessen

I’d like to update everyone on a change happening in our company today.

My fellow co-founder and Ning CEO Gina Bianchini has decided to step down after five and a half years of hard and terrific work.  I support her wholeheartedly in her decision. Gina is handing the CEO duties over to Jason Rosenthal, who has been our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and head of business operations for the last year and a half. Nothing else is changing — I remain Chairman, the current management team remains exactly the same, and the Ning service continues unchanged.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Performance of the Ning Playground

I’d like to take a moment to mention a couple of things we are doing
preemptively on performance and scalability. While we’ve only experienced the
occasional slowdown so far (knock on wood!), we think we can do even
better.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Happy six week anniversary, and a fun thing to download

Hi all — it’s been six weeks since we took the covers off of Ning, and we’d like to thank everyone for all of your great ideas, feedback, and creativity! We’ve been blown away by the response and the enthusiasm we’ve seen.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Caught up on Beta Developer Accounts

Hi all — just now we finished processing the backlog of Beta Developer account requests. Just about everyone who asked for a Beta Developer account up until now should have one.

If you applied for a developer account and never got an email saying you got it, please post a reply to this blog and we will take care of it for you!!

Thanks very much to everyone who applied, we’re delighted to have you all on the Playground.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Sunday Night Update

We had some registration and login glitches for a few different reasons midweek when we first came out of the gate, and there were some people who registered as users and had trouble getting on the system.

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Marc Andreessen
Marc Andreessen

Update on Beta Developer Accounts

Hi all —

We just lit up several hundred more developer accounts. So far things have been going well on the back end and so we are optimistic that we can continue to light up developer accounts at a rapid clip.

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