High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
FIERA ACQUISITION: The Technology Internet
Fund, which invests in Internet and technology-related companies,
acquired a 13.3% interest in Fiera.com, a Miami-based e-commerce
site for the Latin American and US Hispanic markets. The fund will
help Fiera solidify operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and
Chile, among other countries, promoters say.
E-EXPO: The Miami Internet Alliance
and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host the first IT
Career EXPO 2000 at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Radisson Miami Beach hotel.
The event will consist of panel presentations for students and businesses.
Scott Adams, president of Cenetec high tech accelerator, is to deliver
the keynote address. Details: Fedra Ware, (305) 335-4619.
ORANGE AGAIN: The Orange Bowl Committee
launched its new interactive website at orangebowl.org. The new
site features a ticket purchase section and a list of all activities
leading up to the FedEx Orange Bowl.
PIANO TECHNO: Yamaha will unveil the
Disklavier Pro 2000, a $333,000 voice-activated, high-tech piano,
at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Hale Piano, 880 SW 10th Ave., Pompano Beach.
The piano, executives say, is voice activated and features a 600
MHz Pentium III processor with an on-screen notation system. Details:
Vera Diament (914) 422-3800.
BANK PARTNER: BankAtlantic, a subsidiary
of BankAtlantic Bancorp, has formed a strategic alliance with BlueSuitMom.com,
a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of online financial services. The
site is dedicated to issues related to the working woman. BankAtlantic's
site will sponsor the money channel for BlueSuitMom, promoters say.
Details: (954) 760-5317.
HIGH-TECH BUILDING: Commercial real
estate broker Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by US TechCenters
of Atlanta as leasing agent for a 116,000-square-foot, high-tech,
three-story building at 1016 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach.
Boca Raton-based Intraco Systems Inc., a provider of virtual office
services and applied speech recognition technology, will launch
X-Site Operator, which promoters describe as an advanced call routing
system that understands voice commands. Details: (561) 367-0600.
Sunrise-based Mortgage.com, an online mortgage banking provider,
has formed a partnership with Open Solutions, an Internet banking
e-commerce site. Mortgage.com will offer financial mortgage solutions
to users using the Open Solutions financial system.