MUSICAL SITES - Cobalt Group Inc., a Seattle company that creates dealer Web sites, has developed a product that lets dealers place voice messages and audio promotions on their sites just by picking up a phone. The product, PhonEdge, operates the same way voice mail does. Custom audio also is available. The cost per month is $125, and the message can be changed up to four times monthly. Dealers can browse the audio inventory on www.cobaltgroup.com/sound and place orders via e-mail.
WHEELS GETS ROLLING - Wheels, an online auto shopping service, is expanding to a third market through an agreement among its creator, Navidec Inc.; Banc One Credit Co.; and 4 Utah ABC-TV in Salt Lake City. Navidec, a Denver-based provider of Internet products, will set up Utah Wheels in June. It established Colorado Wheels last year, and plans to debut Northwest Wheels in Oregon in June. Navidec expects Wheels to be in 15 major markets by year end.
REYNOLDS CHOSEN - Ford Investment Enterprises Corp., the joint venture among Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in Tulsa, Okla., and San Diego, has selected Reynolds and Reynolds Co. of Dayton, Ohio, as a computer systems supplier and trainer.