High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
GATE CLINICS: Executives at computer
manufacturer Gateway Inc. say they have launched a program to help
South Florida consumers and businesses better understand computer
technology. Promoters say the company will offer free weekly seminars
and clinics on aspects of the computer industry. Classes will be
held at participating Gateway Country stores in South Florida. Details:
SHOP & INVEST: Investshop.com,
a financial services portal, launched a portion of its operations
in Miami. The e-company provides professional services to Latin
American investors both professional and inexperienced. To date
the site has 200,000 registered users, promoters say. Details: (212)
SALUD SALE: Miami-based Salud.com, a
Spanish-language medical site, has been acquired by Millennium Health
Communications. The Virginia-based on-line medical company operates
Health24News.com, a health news portal, and Meditrader.com, an e-commerce
Source International, a Miami-based global business-sourcing firm,
has launched a trade network that offers a customized menu of goods
for Latin American importers and exporters, promoters say. The network
matches up potential sellers and buyers in Latin America to other
countries via the Internet. Details: (305) 418-1329.
Hollywood-based lightspeedi.com, the site for LightSpeed Infrastructure,
announced the launch of the website in English and Spanish. The
company, executives say, develops "smart buildings" for
the high-tech industry.
LightSpeed Infrastructure signed a lease with Exodus Communications
Inc. a web-host company. Exodus will move into a 370,000-square-foot
building dubbed LightSpeed Center in Beacon Tradeport in Miami,
promoters say. Codina Realty Services Inc. Oncor International represented
the owner and Insignia ESG represented Exodus in the deal.
Executives at Fiera.com, a Miami-based e-commerce site for Latin
America, have appointed Del Van Dorn president and general manager
of the company's consumer division department. Before joining Fiera.com,
Mr. Van Dorn founded and led a Manhattan-based retail management
consulting firm, Van Dorn Retail Management, for 15 years.
SITE LAUNCH: Punto.com, an Internet
media company covering the Latin American Internet economy, will
be launched at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th
St. Keynote speakers will be Tom Wolfe, author of "Bonfire
of the Vanities," and Bill Emmot, editor-in-chief of the Economist.
SCHOOL LIST: Miami-Dade County Public
Schools offers more than 100 programs in adult and vocational education
and some 70 magnet programs for public school kids, officials say.
A full list of programs and locations is available at www.edworks.org.