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Glam Media acquires site builder Ning

Ning, the Web site builder co-founded by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, has been sold to Glam Media for an undisclosed sum. The site will become a part of Glam's platform portfolio.

By September 20, 2011


Ning's OpenSocial support goes live

The social-network builder now has a directory of about 30 applications built with the open-source technology.

By October 10, 2008


Andreessen-founded Ning cuts staff, free service

Business is restructured to focus on paid customers, a memo from CEO Jason Rosenthal tells its workforce--which is about to be reduced by 40 percent.

By April 15, 2010


Bloody chainsaws? Ning launches virtual gifts platform

The build-a-social-network platform lets site owners keep 50 percent of the revenue generated after PayPal's transaction fees are processed.

By October 20, 2009


Ning officially launches apps platform

The number of Ning users was initially incorrect in this post. It has about 32 million users, and 1.5 million social networks have been built on the Ning platform.

By September 11, 2009


Ning officially launches apps platform

Build-your-own-social-network service makes public a platform that lets users embed more than 90 apps and widgets for things like donation collections or ticket sales.

By September 10, 2009


Ning opens up more to developers

Its finalized application platform, Ning Apps, goes into private beta on Thursday and will launch in full later this month.

By May 6, 2009


Ning hits 1 million social networks

Co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini, the service launched in March 2007 and has 22 million registered users.

By April 16, 2009


Ning puts the handcuffs on porno networks

Adult content is no longer tolerated on the build-your-own community-site service; CEO Gina Bianchini says it's because it's difficult and costly to police and maintain.

By December 2, 2008


Ning closes in on 500,000 social networks

CEO Gina Bianchini says that her company is gaining traction, minting a new social network every 30 seconds.

By September 24, 2008