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College Mascot Face-Off

Just in time for the big college football line-ups this weekend comes College Mascot Faceoff.

Thanks Athenavo!

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Yahoo Maps on Ning!

Jonathan Aquino has been busy. He’s just added Restaurant Reviews with Yahoo! Maps which let’s you use Yahoo! Maps for restaurant locations and reviews. It automatically detects whether your browser supports the Flash version of it, and if not, it uses the DHTML version.

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Marc Andreessen
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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

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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Restaurant Reviews with Maps: The Fix is In!

If you’ve cloned Restaurant Reviews with Maps and want to add the features described earlier, you’ll need to add one line of code into your app and follow a couple more instructions.

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A Quick Tour of This or That

This or That offers anyone the ability to clone and run a head-to-head competition between two things. What are some of the creative things we’ve seen in competition? Well, here’s a few for you to enjoy and share:

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Cricketer Arena

This would be one of those days I wish I were from somewhere other than California and had some clue as to how this game was played. For those of you passionate about Cricket, this is the app for you.

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Sweets for my sweet…

One of the benefits of launching the Ning Playground is that we’ve discovered all kinds of wonderful things that we never would have otherwise.

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Restaurant Reviews with Maps is now a little easier for those outside the U.S.

In Restaurant Reviews with Maps, U.S. locations are automatically added to a map when you provide the address. That’s possible thanks to the geocoder.us database. Unfortunately, as some of you outside the U.S. have found, a similar database is not readily available for the rest of the world.

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Co-Op Marketing for Your Anytown Marketplace

If you have a great idea for a version of Anytown Marketplace for your city or group and want to get the word out, let me know. Once you’ve created it, we’ll be more than happy to run a small Google AdWords advertising program for a few weeks on your behalf.

Just drop me a note at ceo at ning dot com.

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Calendar and Event App

Chippy has put together a fantastic Calendar and Event App. The name is also great: Eventual (at eventual.ning.com). If you need a simple calendar and event listings app for your group, I definitely recommend taking a look. (Thanks, Chippy!).

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New! Anytown Marketplace – Craigslist for Cities without Craig

Let me say upfront that we love Craigslist. It is a fantastic service and, living in such major metropolitan areas as San Francisco and New York, we are huge fans.

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