High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
LOCAL SELECTION: Miami-based initiatives
Corp. was selected to join MicroSoft's 2000 eCommerce Partner Advisory
Council. Initiatives Corp. is a web-centric professional services
provider, promoters said. The council, which is chosen through nominations,
is made up of executives at 50 high-tech companies who will identify
trends and important issues in the industry. Details: initiatives.com.
FREE ACCESS: Winfire FreeDSLTM launched
a free high-speed Internet service in Miami. Users can access movies,
CD-quality music and several programs using the technology, promoters
say. Details: (213) 623-4200.
PASSING BY: Now people can download
US passport applications via the web. Interested parties can go
to globalpassport.com on the worldwide web to get applications and
step-by-step directions. Details: (305) 285-9255.
DIRECT MONEY: DollarsDirect.com
an Internet site for the remittance of money from the US
to overseas destinations was launched in Miami this week.
The service is available over the worldwide web in cities in 33
states including Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and California.
Openclose.com, a Sunrise-based Internet site for mortgage professionals
to meet and exchange business, will offer a business-to-business
e-commerce service. Users will be able to create, execute, store,
retrieve and transfer electronic versions of mortgage-related documents
via the web, executives say. The service is in partnership with
the site's parent company, Mortgage.com, and e-commerce company
Miami & Miami-Dade Weed & Seed, a high-tech school for inner-city
youth and adults, will open July 5. The school, which is at the
Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW Ninth Ave., will among other things
help people obtain a general equivalency high school diploma and
develop computer skills. Details: (305) 751-1295.
LIGHT IT UP:
BizProLink.com signed an agreement with Internet search engine NorthernLight.com
to offer a search engine of 20 million articles and 6,700 sources,
promoters say. Boca Raton-based BizProLink is an Internet business
service provider for 124 industry sectors, company executives say.
Details: (561) 367-8900
Radio Unica and SportsYa.com have teamed up to offer a 24-hour Spanish-language
sports network. As part of the agreement Radio Unica a nationwide
Spanish-language radio network will invest $3 million in
SportYa, promoters say. Details: (305) 463-5140.
Publicists have announced the arrival of Allegiance Telecom in Miami,
where executives say they can offer an economical alternative for
phone and telecom services. Allegiance, which targets businesses
only, offers a complete service package on a single bill
local & long-distance calling, high-speed data transmissions, Internet
and e-commerce. The local exchange carrier now has operations in
24 US markets, says Senior Vice President Tony Parella. Details: