High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
Knowledge Data Systems Inc., or KDS, opened a North American operations
office at 4744 SW 74th Ave. The firm, a member of the Italian Consortium
Gruppo Gambetti, provides e-business solutions to developing corporations,
says KDS's Hernan de los Rios, and is a strategic partner for 4D
Inc., which provides a multi-dimensional database platform for NASA,
the US Army and Stanford University. Details: (305) 269-6962.
Buy Request Corp. announced the launch of "Brand My Email Now,"
billing it as a free e-mail branding system at logorilla.com that
can personalize and professionalize electronic correspondence for
any business. President and CEO Jay Reiner says he just added Steve
Danisolvszky as CFO and Joel Fell as chief marketing officer. The
free system, Mr. Reiner says, targets companies interested in raising
the professionalism of their correspondence as well as creating
interactive e-mail. Details: (305) 858-4365.
BMS Enterprises, parent for Budget Mini-Storage, announced the launch
of Budgetboxes.com. The site, say promoters, is designed to provide
"hassle-free cardboard box ordering over the Internet for moving
and storage purposes."
According to Forrester Research, music sales in 1999 reached $35
billion. Only $7 million of that was done over the 'net. Still,
says Jester Digital Chairman & CEO John Textor in West Palm Beach,
industry experts predict 25% of all music will be sold using digital
distribution by 2005. Jester at jester.com is working
on cornering the market, Mr. Textor says, using a "state-of-the-art
Miami's Viajo.com promoted Kenneth J. Orton to chairman and named
Carlos M. Heinemann senior vice president of travel operations.
Mr. Heinemann had been with Lufthansa German Airlines while Mr.
Orton's past management and sales posts included positions with
American Express, Future Computing and LEGO. The company offers
travel arrangements online in Spanish and Portuguese.
OpenClose.com in Sunrise announced a partnership with Sollen Technologies
and a strategic alliance with HyperNOC hosting services. The Sollen
pact, say OpenClose President & CEO Barbara Rambo, will "add
real-time online pricing and product selection, validation and rate-locking
capabilities" to the company's OpenClose Marketplace and Private
Label Solutions site. The company bills itself as a technology provider
of e-business solutions for mortgage professionals.