High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
BAR SITE: Disciplinary reports, the Florida Bar announced
last week, will no longer be forwarded by the US Postal Service. Instead, the
Bar will put it on the 'net at flabar.org. And what can one learn by giving it
a hit? Well, in recent court orders, the Florida Supreme Court suspended 23 attorneys,
reprimanded seven and accepted the resignation of seven others.
E-HIRING: Top officials at New World Network, a submarine
broadband fiber-optic cable network provider connecting the Americas and the Caribbean,
announced the hiring of several key employees: David W. Warnes, president and
CEO; Peter Collins, chief technology officer; Eduardo Garcia, executive vice president
of operations, and Pat Cowan, principal for sales and international relations.
All will be based in Miami with the exception of Mr. Cowan, who will be based
in Europe and the Caribbean, company officials said.
KEYES LINK: The Keyes Co. Realtors, a large national
real estate company with offices in South Florida, and Utah-based OnePipeline
Inc., providing online loan origination technology, announced they've formed a
strategic partnership. The two will work together along with Keyes' affiliate
HomePartners Mortgage & Title to provide homebuyers with point-of-sale mortgage
E-CRUISES: Costa Cruises has made Internet access
available to passengers aboard CostaAtlantica and CostaVictoria, the first ships
in the fleet to offer Internet access to passengers. Publicists say the ship's
Internet Cafes offer state-of-the-art, 17-inch flat-screen computers with Internet
access, e-mail and quickcam capabilities as well as electronic postcards. There
are fees for all Internet usage.
DIGITAL DIALOGUE: Miami-Dade Community College and
the Minority E-Commerce Association are sponsoring free seminars monthly designed
to help minority businesses cross the "digital divide" the technology
gap, say publicists, caused by lack of income, equipment, training and support.
Minority E-Commerce is a national nonprofit that addresses minority business issues.