Written by Miami Today on July 13, 2000
High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
Miami-based Fiera.com, an electronic commerce site focused on serving
the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking population in the Americas,
created eLogistics Management. The new subsidiary, promoters say,
offers clients a "turnkey" logistics operation in distribution,
brokerage services, payment processing and customer service, among
Miami-based Ritmoteca.com, an on-line retailer for digital Latin
music and UnoDosTres.com, a television network for English-, Spanish-
and Portuguese-speaking communities, have formed a strategic alliance.
UnoDosTres.com will carry Ritmoteca’s catalog of more than 100,000
exclusively licensed tracks, promoters said.
SPEAK OUT: www.iSpeak.net, a Miami-based
site that provides on-line translation solutions for English, Spanish
and Portuguese communities, was launched. The site allows users
to submit brochures, manuals, e-mail and other documents for translation.
Allegiance Telecom launched operations in Miami. The company is
a facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier, promoters
said. It offers businesses a package of telecommunications services,
which are consolidated on one bill, executives say. The company
has several offices around the US, including New York, Los Angeles,
Seattle, Boston, Atlanta and San Jose. Details: (708) 836-5244.
E-PHARMACY: Navarro Pharmacy, a 40-year-old
local drug store chain, launched an English- and Spanish-language
e-commerce site, promoters said. At www.navarropharmacy.com, users
can shop for more than 10,000 items at the store, including vitamins,
health and beauty aids and cosmetics.
BRICK & CLICK: MyShoppingCenter.com
— an e-business provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions
for shopping centers’ owners and tenants — launched operations
in Miami. The site, promoters say, helps brick & mortar companies
make the transition to becoming brick & click companies.
SBC Telecom leased a 25,000-square-foot office building at 2500
N Andrews Ave. in Pompano Beach from Cabot Industrial Properties,
company executives said. The telecom company also leased a 17,047-square-foot
building at Waterford Center at 6205 Blue Lagoon Drive in Miami.
Both leases are to facilitate the company’s regional office expansion
plan. CB Richard Ellis represented the company in the deals.