Liz Gannes

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Ning Customers Can Now Defray Costs by Charging Members for Access

Ning, the social network creator, turned off its ad-supported version and went all-premium last year (plans cost $3 to $50 per month). Now, it is helping its customers recoup their costs by charging their members as well. Starting today, the company will offer four paid access tools: Membership fees, paid groups, premium content and donations.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus