Archive for November, 2010

The press release we put out this morning misidentifies one of the characters in the web soap opera “Venice.” The scene where Coles Whalen’s song appeared involved Lara Miller and Ani Martin, not Gina Brogno and Ani Martin. We apologize to everyone at “Venice” for our error.

As the release notes, Gina is the main character in the drama, which is webcast Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Furthermore, a clarification: The press release noted that Coles and her label, Strange Records, have both been on FargoTube since its launch. However, Coles herself — not Strange — financed production of the initial batch of music she uploaded.

Also, check out this post about “Venice” and yesterday’s episode.

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Another nice bit of publicity

Posted: November 8, 2010 by chrisbagley in F3 Technologies, FargoTube

Todd Murphy, an attorney and music-industry blogger, gave FargoTube a nice little boost on Thursday, when he posted an interview with F3 Technologies CEO Frank Connor on his YouTube Channel. Todd interviewed Frank at the annual CMJ Music Marathon a couple of weeks ago. The confab brought together 100,000 music fans and several thousand music-industry professionals in downtown Manhattan.

Bands, label execs and others in the music industry are receiving FargoTube well, and we expect FargoTube to continue growing in popularity as users, content partners and professionals like Todd spread the word.

The Interactive Defense System has been getting some great media coverage for following our October 5 announcement that the Dunwoody (Georgia) Police Department has installed it and invited residents to join. As you may know, IDS is a communications platform for citizens, cities and public-safety agencies. More than 1,200 Dunwoody residents have signed on to its IDS network, thanks in part to the TV reports.

Screen capture of CBS-Atlanta interviewing Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan

CBS-Atlanta affiliate aired a segment on an afternoon broadcast in mid-October that focussed, somewhat strangely, on a resident’s concerns about giving her address to police. From what I understand, the station followed up at 6 p.m. or 11 p.m. with a more positive spin, which apparently answers the questions that the first broadcast set up.

We were especially thrilled at the two-minute segment that WSB-TV, Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, aired last week. It presented a fairly thorough summary of IDS’s functions and interviews with police officers and a Dunwoody resident who has been active on the system.

And 11 Alive, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, aired its own report on Dunwoody Police and IDS last night at 11 p.m.–shorter than the others, but positive. It included a nice explanation of IDS’s Filing Cabinet feature.

A big thank-you to all three stations and to Dunwoody residents and police!

This post was updated with a link to 11 Alive’s report after the report aired.