- Neurotic Media, a provider of backend technology for media download services, introduced a new platform that supports content delivery through the Web, mobile Internet and text messaging.

- Gracenote added MetroLyrics to its authorized lyrics program. MetroLyrics is the first existing (read: formerly unauthorized) lyrics site to join the Gracenote system.

- Internet radio-based digital music service Slacker has teamed with Devicescape to make its Slacker portable device compatible with more WiFi locations. Devicescape automates the process of accessing WiFi hotspots that require a login process.

- Startup Pinger went live with a messaging service that lets bands connect with fans directly via mobile phone text messaging services.