High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
SPAIN BOUND: Miami-based site Fiera.com
launched operations in Spain, promoters say. Grupo Correo, a Spanish
multimedia group, is a site partner for the service. Fiera is an
e-commerce site in Spanish and Portuguese.
GROWING UP: Miami-based website DeRemate.com
reports 120% growth in the number of site visits and page views
over the past four months, according to audit company I/Pro. The
site, which was launched four months ago, had 3.6 million visits
and 29 million page views in May, data shows. DeRemate, an on-line
auction service targeting Latin America, reports gross sales of
$25 million to date.
MUCHO DINERO: Dineronet.com, a network
of personal finance portals in Spanish and Portuguese, announced
it has secured a strategic investment from SoftBank Latin America
Ventures and the Technology Internet Fund. Through the investment
the site finished its acquisition of PlanetaDinheiro.com, a finance
site for Brazil, promoters say.
REAL ADVISE: Boca Raton-based Cenetec,
a technology accelerator, will have real estate firm Julien J. Studley
Inc. provide tenant advisory services to some its resident technology
startups. Cenetec also has offices in Miami's design district. Details:
ON-LINE FASHION: Miami-based fiamiami.com
was launched by fashion designer Fia. Fia says the site offers on-line
shopping for a variety of her latest creations, among other things.
Details: (305) 668-7496.
The Miami Beach Marriott announced the launch of a new website that
gives visitors updates on the South Beach scene at miamibeachmarriott.com.
Users get the latest scoops on what's hip, hot and happening at
the hotel and other South Beach tourist spots, promoters say.
BANK ON IT: Pacific National Bank of
Miami and Miami-based Mortgage.com have formed a strategic alliance
to expand the site's international scope. Mortgage.com will now
offer on-line mortgages through the bank's Internet banking facility
at pnb.com, promoters say.
FIRST CONNECT: Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate Inc. of Florida is offering a complimentary utility
connection service called First Connect on floridamoves.com. The
service lets users arrange for the connection and disconnection
of utility services such as electric, gas, telephone, water and
sewer, among other things. Details: (800) 735-6583.
HipHip.com, a Miami Lakes-based e-commerce solutions software company,
will offer payment solutions for international merchant accounts,
say founders. With the new service, they say customers can open
an international merchant account that will accept multi-currency