After Selling Opsware, Andreessen Turns to His Third Startup, Ning

I’m a huge fan of Marc Andreessen. His blog is one of the first things I read daily. He’s a success story from the wild, wild west days of the Dot.Boom and has gone on from Netscape to start (sell) and focus on new companies. He started Ning (with a partner) in 2005, which I think shows that he still has a critical eye for what the next net commodity will be. I’ve set up a couple of Ning Networks for clients and am trying to get motivated to work on one that focuses on Mac software, services and developers.

After Selling Opsware, Andreessen Turns to His Third Startup, Ning

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After Selling Opsware, Andreessen Turns to His Third Startup, Ning
By Adario Strange 08.01.07 | 2:00 AM
“When Hewlett-Packard acquired Opsware for $1.6 billion in cash last week, it changed the reputation of serial entrepreneur and web pioneer Marc Andreessen forever.
Andreessen was the golden boy of the internet’s early days, but Microsoft eventually pummeled his first company, Netscape Communications, into a decidedly secondary market position. When he launched Loudcloud in 1999 without any immediate or obvious payoff potential, Andreessen’s critics had a field day.”

(Via Wired.com)

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  1. Good stuff – but I was wondering: How have your experiences with Ning networks been? When they first came out, I was quite fascinated (and in the developer beta, too), but for some reasons I never really warmed up to it back then and sort of stopped following it closely.

    Can you recommend it for client work these days?

    Curious,
    Peter

  2. Peter -

    I’ve used it twice for groups/clients that either I’ve been on a panel for, or have given a initial blogging presentation. Both Ning Networks have continued the conversation – in fact the one for the Blogging Seminar is really active (mostly newcomers to the space).

    There have been a number of updates in the last few weeks that I keep reading about. I definitely think I’ll concentrate on it this weekend. Take another look and we can compare notes!

  3. Peter -

    I’ve used it twice for groups/clients that either I’ve been on a panel for, or have given a initial blogging presentation. Both Ning Networks have continued the conversation – in fact the one for the Blogging Seminar is really active (mostly newcomers to the space).

    There have been a number of updates in the last few weeks that I keep reading about. I definitely think I’ll concentrate on it this weekend. Take another look and we can compare notes!