High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
GO JOE: JoeDriver.com,
a website for teen drivers, launched operations at 141 NE Third
Ave. The site focuses on putting teens behind the wheel safely by
providing information on several issues, including how to handle
an accident and get car insurance, said R. Kirk Landon, retired
chairman of the board of American Bankers Group and one of this
The University of Miami has selected Ariba B2B Commerce Platform
to improve management of internal procurement and operations at
four campuses. Promoters said the Ariba system provides users access
to more than 30,000 suppliers of professional services, among other
Coral Springs-based PNV a provider of telecommunications,
cable TV and Internet access service targeting truck drivers
announced an unaudited net revenue of $5.6 million in its first
year of operations. Details: pnv.com.
Women business owners take note. WomenBiz.gov has been launched
by the National Women's Business Council to assist women-owned businesses
that sell to the government. Details: WomenBiz.gov.
The Florida Venture Capital Conference has decided to leave the
Coral Gables Biltmore in favor of the Boca Raton Resort & Club for
its parley Jan. 17 & 18. Conference organizers are accepting applications
for that session and say they will select 25 Florida companies to
make presentations to representatives of some of the largest venture
capital firms in the nation. Past conference participants include
Miami-based Marex.com, Orlando GoCo-op.com and Tampa-based eAngler.com.
Details: (305) 446-5060.
Coconut Grove-based Depegar.com, a travel site in Spanish and Portuguese,
has launched operations in the US. The site, promoters say, offers
discounted travel fares and travel maps to users, among other things.
Miami-based Asista.com, an e-commerce site for Latin America, announced
it will use Grupo Financiero Banorte, Mexico's fifth-largest financial
group, to promote e-commerce services to Latin American countries.
The two companies are developing electronic payment solutions, promoters
The Miami Internet Alliance will present a reception and panel discussion,
"You've built it, but they will come," at 6:30 p.m. Sept.
28 in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. Speakers
include Xavier Mantilla, director of Engage Latin America; Bruce
Mathew, vice president of business development at TigerDirect Inc.;
and Sean Morgan, co-founder & senior vice president of emerging
markets at Screaming Media. Moderator will be Anabel Llopis, marketing
manager for KnightRidder.com. Details: (305) 448-6111.