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This Social Network You've Never Heard Of Has Nearly 1 Million Users, Its CEO Says | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

A new social network that uses a points-based system to encourage people to interact with content is closing in on 1 million registered users since it...

Going Against the Flow: Gina Bianchini, CEO of MightyBell

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Gina Bianchini is the founder and CEO of Mightybell, a software platform and strategic partner for enterprises and individuals to create specialized professional networks for their target markets.

The Global Search for Education: Champions! Champions! Champions!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our teachers will often tell us that their students talk about us, "Meryl and Charlie," as friends; it's as if we are present in their everyday lives...

If You Are Lucky Enough To Be A Woman, Focus On The Good Stuff

The Grindstone | Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

When I think of top female entrepreneurs who have helped change the face of Silicon Valley, I think of Gina Bianchini. And so does CNNMoney, Fast Comp...

Bianca Bosker

Ning Co-Founder On What's Next For Social Media | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology

Gina Bianchini helped usher in the age of social media nearly a decade ago when she co-founded Ning, a social networking site that launched the same y...

Social Network Ning Acquired

Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Glam Media, a collection of highly curated blogs mainly centered around fashion, beauty and health, is acquiring Ning, the social media pl...

It's Summer. Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 09.20.2011 | Small Business

Do you feel like it's harder to get more out of your employees this time of year? Turns out, it's not your imagination. If you're feeling less product...

Is FREE Dead? NING Pulls the Plug

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's no doubt that NING's pulling the plug on a popular, growing, vibrant free community product couldn't have been an easy decision. But does this really mean that 'Free' doesn't work?

Can Social Networks Save The World?

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

The New Haiti Project from Amanda Lin Costa on Vimeo. Michael Kutch co-founder and project manager of The New Haiti Project certainly thinks so. He ...

Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40 Percent Of Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced...

Know Your Audience: Social Networks and Business Tools

Karen Appleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Karen Appleton

Like it or not, the line between consumer-focused social networks and business-driven software continues to blur. The networks we joined to share party photos and witty remarks with friends now connect to our business tools, and web-based workplace platforms.

When is a Blog, Not Just a Blog?

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

A video from Inveneo, one of the organizations involved in the Haiti ReWired blog. Evan Hanson from Haiti ReWired said something that really stood ou...

Facebook Alternatives: 9 Other Social Networks You Could Join

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook's new, more permissive privacy policy has triggered a backlash among users, who are frustrated by how much and how widely their personal info...

Peter Buffett and Angelique Kidjo Release Single to Support Girls in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF G...

10 Free Things Every New Social Entrepreneur Should Have

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

I've compiled 10 resources that I can't live without. While they are free monetarily, each has been an invaluable tool.

The Evolution of Social Technology: Building Richer, More Engaged Lives, Online and Off

Gina Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gina Bianchini

People are now spending three times more time on social networks today than they did at the beginning of 2009. Yet, this is only the beginning.

New Power Girls: 20 Women Founders To Watch, Part I

The New Power Girls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The New Power Girls

A sister-project to the series here on Huffington Post, is a bit like Mashable, Paid Content or TechCrunch, except our focus is all female.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

Ning Raises $15 Million More At $750 Million Valuation

AllThingsD | Kara Swisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a quiet fundraising effort, Ning has raised $15 million more, a round that is valuing the social networking start-up at an eye-popping $750 million...

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

Marine Finds Unlikely Reinforcements Online: Nerds

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Rieckhoff

Nerds -- and I say that with the utmost respect -- are changing the lives of thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.

Ning: Your Very Own Social Networking Site

Lynda Resnick's Blog | Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Value. Unique selling proposition. Community/transparency. I refer to these three concepts as the Three Gems, the pillars on which any business must b...