High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
MOVING SOUTH: S.Com Inc., a telecommunications and information
technology staffing firm in San Francisco, opened a regional office
in Miami at 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive. Executives say they will direct
major project staffing initiatives in Central and South America
and the southeastern US from the Miami base. Details: (305) 629-3120.
SUSHI SITE: Miami-based Japanese restaurant
Benihana Inc. launched Sushidoraku.com. The website, which means
the "joy of sushi," provides users with details about
the food chain and facts & history about sushi, promoters say. The
website was launched in conjunction with Benihana's new sushi theme
restaurant, Sushi Doraku.
FORBES LIST: Boca Raton-based e-Builder,
a provider of Internet-based construction management applications,
was chosen by Forbes magazine as one of its 200 favorite business-to-business
companies. More than 1,000 companies submitted applications to the
publication to make the list, promoters say. Details: (954) 426-5127.
Executives from e-Builder say they have also formed a strategic
alliance with CGN eServices, a systems integration company. CGN
will provide integration services to e-Builder. Promoters say the
partnership will help e-Builder clients meet deadlines and budgets
for building projects.
In light of a growing interest in intellectual property concerns
and the Internet, executives have launched PatentCafe.com. The site
is an intellectual property and security portal devoted to digital
rights and management issues, promoters say. Via the site users
can access information on Internet regulations, among other things.
TWO MORE: Weston-based Semtor, an Internet
solutions company, signed SportingArena.com and ProcessMap.com as
its newest clients. SportingArena.com is a web-based community for
participants, coaches and spectators of sports, Semtor publicists
say, while ProcessMap.com is a provider of end-to-end chemical information
management and delivery solutions. Details: (954) 349-4264.
FLOWER OPENING: DriedFlowerShop.com,
a Miami-based website specializing in designer French-Provincial
dried floral arrangements, is to open its first retail outlet Aug.
1 in Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 885-8866.
Miami-based MovilGo.com, which provides Internet access to users
of wireless hand-held devices, has formed a strategic partnership
with Bloomberg.com's financial news. Now MovilGo users will be able
to download financial news from Bloomberg.com 24-hours a day. Details:
A SITE TO SEE: CiudadFutura.com, a Spanish-language
entertainment portal owned by Yupi.com, has launched a newly designed
home page, promoters say. The portal's new look, say publicists,
makes it easier for users to navigate through the site.