-- MOG is planning to unveil an iPhone app at a press event on March 15, right in the middle of interactive week of SXSW. Look for more coverage at Billboard.biz when the app is in the wild. (Press release)

-- Echo Nest has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company creates music intelligence technologies that that companies use to build and improve their music applications. (Press release)

-- Rumors about Microsoft’s Project Pink phone thought to be out through Verizon in April: different than Windows Phone 7, better than Android, operating system is based on Windows CE (like Zune and Windows 7 Mobile), a unified social networking hub. (Gizmodo)

-- Two UK law firms are being investigated for the letters they sent to people accused of illegal file-sharing. The Solicitors Regulation Authority says two Davenport Lyons partners had “made incorrect assertions about the nature of copyright infringement; ignored the evidence presented in defense; and increased the level of compensation claimed over the period of correspondence.” The BPI condemned their actions back in January, saying it was out of step with the proportionate and graduated response it advocates for dealing with file sharing. ACS:Law, another firm that had sent out similar letters to file sharers, is also being investigated. (ZDNet)

-- The rise of streaming media seems to have reduced enthusiasm for the efficient download distribution offered by P2P technology. Enter P2P-Next, a consortium with European Union funding that wants to create a standardized P2P network for streaming content. The Economist is unsure what business model could be built around such a technology. “It is unlikely that broadcasters, even in the public sector, would give away for nothing on the internet what they might otherwise sell through traditional routes. Until a better reason for using P2P distribution emerges, it may only be of niche interest to the big broadcasters.” (The Economist)