High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
INTERNET PANEL: The Miami Internet Alliance will host a networking
reception and panel discussion on "The Reinvention of the Agency
in the Internet Economy" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Hyatt
Regency Coral Gables. The panel will feature Laura Desmond, a chief
executive for Starcom Media West Group Latin America; Irving Plunksier,
managing director of the Media Edge Latin America, and Margot Bradley,
senior vice president of Reiser Reiser GrupoUno International. Details:
SITE AWARD: Absolutely Florida, a local
website devoted to Florida travel and lifestyle, received the Flagler
Award in the web-success category at the Florida Commission on Tourism's
33rd annual convention, promoters say. The award recognizes websites
that promote the state. Absolutely Florida is at funandsun.com.
Details: (305) 865-9420.
Palm Beach Gardens-based PGA.com, website of the PGA of America
golf tour, is making the site's services available to Sprint PCS
Wireless Web customers. Users of the Sprint technology can access
golf-related news from web-enabled phones, executives say.
SUPPLY & DEMAND: Supplyspot.com,
a Boca Raton-based business-to-business site for the plumbing industry,
has formed a strategic partnership with San Francisco-based Redladder.com,
an on-line bidding, estimating and project management solutions
site for contractors. Together, promoters say, the companies will
allow Redladder customers to obtain competitive prices through Supplyspot.
Details: (561) 620-7822.
FIERA IN LA: Fiera.com, an e-commerce
site in Spanish and Portuguese, will participate in the Los Angeles
Latino Book & Family Festival Aug. 26-27. Company executives will
sponsor writers and participate in a panel discussion about the
Internet industry, promoters say.
Sunrise-based OpenClose.com, a site offering solutions to real estate
sellers and buyers, has formed a strategic partnership with First
American Corporation Services, a California-based provider of business
information and related products. Under terms of the pact, OpenClose
will provide expanded product and service offerings to First American
members. Details: (954) 838-5121.
INTERNET SEMINAR: BellSouth and Nortel
Networks will present a free seminar, "The Power of Internet
Marketing," at 8 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Hilton Miami Airport &
Towers. The seminar, promoters say, will teach cover how to analyze
Internet potential and marketing on the web. Details: (305) 262-1000.
EDUCATION DONATION: IBM through
its Re-inventing Education Program is working with public
schools in Broward County to provide Data Warehouse, a technology
that promoters say lets school administrators recognize patterns
of success and failure in key information. Among other things, IBM
has donated the computer technology to the school district.