Written by Miami Today on July 6, 2000
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.
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
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
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.
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: