High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
& DEMAND: SupplySpot.com bills itself as the newly launched
Boca Raton-based web portal for the plumbing industry. The site,
promoters say, offers a one-stop shop for plumbing materials. Executives
say the site is more efficient than the traditional catalog. The
company is reaching out to a large market plumbing and mechanical
industries represent $100 billion in sales, only 2% of which is
done on the Internet, a company report says.
Mortgage.com, a business-to-business on-line home-financing site
in Sunrise, announced the launch of planmax.com. The site allows
financial advisors to offer their customers mortgages via the Internet,
promoters say. So far, Capital Choice Financial Services, Corporate
Benefits Solutions, The Brokerage Resource and Accent Services have
started using the service, company executives say.
Miami-based UnoDosTres.com a television network site for
English-, Spanish- and Portuguese-speakers will offer a platinum
MasterCard in conjunction with Citibank USA. Promoters say the card
offers consumers a 0% introductory APR on purchases. Details: (305)
Yupi.com, a Miami Beach-based Spanish-language search portal, announced
a strategic alliance with HomePage.com a supplier of personalized
web page applications for e-business companies. Yupi selected the
site to be its exclusive provider of customized home pages services,
BANK HELP: Wachovia
Corp., parent of Wachovia Bank, plans to offer two-way wireless
retail and commercial financial services, promoters say. The company
will help customers access real-time account information, transfer
funds, pay bills and track stocks via Internet-enabled devices such
as digital phones and pagers. Details: www.Wachovia.com.
New Global Telecom Inc. a global communications provider
from Colorado expanded operations at 200 SE First Building
here. In the building, the company has now leased 32,132 square
feet, which translates into three full floors. John Peters of Technology
Real Estate and Donna Abood of Abood & Associates represented New
Global in the transaction. Details: (305) 538-8558.
Fiera.com, a Miami-based e-commerce site for Latin America, was
selected by Telmex-Microsoft as its preferred e-commerce channel.
Mexico-based Telmex-Microsoft is a professional services Spanish-language
Internet site. Details: Telmex/Microsoft, www.t1msn.com
Locally based 3Com Corp., a provider of connectivity solutions,
supported the Electoral Federal Institute and its efforts to record
votes for the recent national federal elections in Mexico, promoters
say. The institute used 3Com's Total Control 1000 system to help
the institute to connect some 300 electoral districts throughout
Mexico via telephone and transmit final voting results to election
headquarters. Details: (305) 461-8419
BIGGER BIZNESS: Ft.
Lauderdale-based BizProLink.com, an aggregator of application service-provider
services for 124 industry sectors, announced the expansion of its
business to business network with construction and real estate communities,
promoters says. The new community will deliver interactive solutions
to small and mid-sized firms. Details: (954) 535-1043.