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Written by on July 6, 2000

Miami

High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

LOCAL SELECTION: Miami-based initiatives

Corp. was selected to join MicroSoft’s 2000 eCommerce Partner Advisory

Council. Initiatives Corp. is a web-centric professional services

provider, promoters said. The council, which is chosen through nominations,

is made up of executives at 50 high-tech companies who will identify

trends and important issues in the industry. Details: initiatives.com.

FREE ACCESS: Winfire FreeDSLTM launched

a free high-speed Internet service in Miami. Users can access movies,

CD-quality music and several programs using the technology, promoters

say. Details: (213) 623-4200.

PASSING BY: Now people can download

US passport applications via the web. Interested parties can go

to globalpassport.com on the worldwide web to get applications and

step-by-step directions. Details: (305) 285-9255.

DIRECT MONEY: DollarsDirect.com

— an Internet site for the remittance of money from the US

to overseas destinations — was launched in Miami this week.

The service is available over the worldwide web in cities in 33

states including Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and California.

OPENING ACT:

Openclose.com, a Sunrise-based Internet site for mortgage professionals

to meet and exchange business, will offer a business-to-business

e-commerce service. Users will be able to create, execute, store,

retrieve and transfer electronic versions of mortgage-related documents

via the web, executives say. The service is in partnership with

the site’s parent company, Mortgage.com, and e-commerce company

eOriginal.

PLANTING SEEDS:

Miami & Miami-Dade Weed & Seed, a high-tech school for inner-city

youth and adults, will open July 5. The school, which is at the

Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW Ninth Ave., will among other things

help people obtain a general equivalency high school diploma and

develop computer skills. Details: (305) 751-1295.

LIGHT IT UP:

BizProLink.com signed an agreement with Internet search engine NorthernLight.com

to offer a search engine of 20 million articles and 6,700 sources,

promoters say. Boca Raton-based BizProLink is an Internet business

service provider for 124 industry sectors, company executives say.

Details: (561) 367-8900

SPORTS RADIO:

Radio Unica and SportsYa.com have teamed up to offer a 24-hour Spanish-language

sports network. As part of the agreement Radio Unica — a nationwide

Spanish-language radio network — will invest $3 million in

SportYa, promoters say. Details: (305) 463-5140.

E-ALLEGIANCE:

Publicists have announced the arrival of Allegiance Telecom in Miami,

where executives say they can offer an economical alternative for

phone and telecom services. Allegiance, which targets businesses

only, offers a complete service package on a single bill —

local & long-distance calling, high-speed data transmissions, Internet

and e-commerce. The local exchange carrier now has operations in

24 US markets, says Senior Vice President Tony Parella. Details:

(305) 436-1830.

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