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We are pleased to announce that Cyndx LLC entered into an agreement with Mode Media to take over the operations of Ning Inc from Mode Media immediately. The Ning and Cyndx teams together are bigger, stronger, and better positioned to provide innovative media solutions that will improve our customers social experience.
Our combined organization is committed to maintaining excellence and strong customer relationships (read more...)
I say good riddance to the most destructive force this platform has ever had to endure. Of course, I feel badly for the Mode Media employees, and the bloggers left without pay. But, let's not forget the disgraceful treatment of the original mighty, powerful, and talented Ning Team. And what about Ning's Customers? It would take me a week to express that story.
Summary: Practically since the day Mode Media purchased Ning, they (Management) have ignored the Ning Customer base. They have made it quite clear - - We don't give a crap about our customers. OMG, it feels good to finally speak the truth. There have been few promises met (if any), very little support, and nothing but a regimented team of detached employees. And, according to my inside sources, those employees were given no choice.
I have my fingers crossed that Cyndx will take this bull by the horn, and bring back the creative power of Ning, that we all knew and loved. We can only hope for the best. In my view, just the fact that someone on Ning Creators is speaking like a real person instead of a robot, we're already in better shape. The hostages have been set free! Let's just hope that Cyndx doesn't take the same approach. If they do, I am done. But, I have a good feeling...
Let us know how you feel about these recent events.
I'll create a new blog post this weekend. For now, Ning has finally made an announcement on the state of Ning ownership. http://creators.ning.com/announcements-from-ning/ning-partners-with...
Noosphere Ventures (Venture Capitalist) apparently took over the acquisition, and PSCP Holdings Limited is the new owner, I think?
Regardless, I consider this progress. And, hold on to your seats. Ning has actually introduced their first new feature, in what, 3 years?! Excellent news, we are finally moving forward. Honestly, I didn't think the day would come, until the demise of Mode. That's what gave me my first hopes, in a very very long time.
And STILL there are people whining. smdh. Yes, there are problems, but Mode totally ignored the platform for over 3 years. The new owners can't wave a magic wand and fix 3 years of neglect overnight! And yes, it would be nice to know the name of the new owner, but I'm flabbergasted that the price increase has been nixed. Wonder whose bright idea that was to begin with???
Great news! The new management Team of whomever has taken over Ning, has announced that there will be no price increase! Although, I just hate it for all the networks (including myself) who scrambled to delete content, rollback, and cancellations, at least this is a step in the right direction.
My thoughts exactly. I find the recommencement of communication to be a positive thing.
Update from Ning Creators:
Yeah, I saw that.
The company taking over Ning from Mode Media is run by a board member of Mode Media.
Not sure what you mean, Garfield. Certainly not trying to disagree with you, just giving my thoughts.
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