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Written by on July 27, 2000


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

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

SPAIN BOUND: Miami-based site

launched operations in Spain, promoters say. Grupo Correo, a Spanish

multimedia group, is a site partner for the service. Fiera is an

e-commerce site in Spanish and Portuguese.

GROWING UP: Miami-based website

reports 120% growth in the number of site visits and page views

over the past four months, according to audit company I/Pro. The

site, which was launched four months ago, had 3.6 million visits

and 29 million page views in May, data shows. DeRemate, an on-line

auction service targeting Latin America, reports gross sales of

$25 million to date.

MUCHO DINERO:, a network

of personal finance portals in Spanish and Portuguese, announced

it has secured a strategic investment from SoftBank Latin America

Ventures and the Technology Internet Fund. Through the investment

the site finished its acquisition of, a finance

site for Brazil, promoters say.

REAL ADVISE: Boca Raton-based Cenetec,

a technology accelerator, will have real estate firm Julien J. Studley

Inc. provide tenant advisory services to some its resident technology

startups. Cenetec also has offices in Miami’s design district. Details:

(954) 428-4477.

ON-LINE FASHION: Miami-based

was launched by fashion designer Fia. Fia says the site offers on-line

shopping for a variety of her latest creations, among other things.

Details: (305) 668-7496.


The Miami Beach Marriott announced the launch of a new website that

gives visitors updates on the South Beach scene at

Users get the latest scoops on what’s hip, hot and happening at

the hotel and other South Beach tourist spots, promoters say.

BANK ON IT: Pacific National Bank of

Miami and Miami-based have formed a strategic alliance

to expand the site’s international scope. will now

offer on-line mortgages through the bank’s Internet banking facility

at, promoters say.

FIRST CONNECT: Coldwell Banker Residential

Real Estate Inc. of Florida is offering a complimentary utility

connection service called First Connect on The

service lets users arrange for the connection and disconnection

of utility services such as electric, gas, telephone, water and

sewer, among other things. Details: (800) 735-6583.

GETTING HIP:, a Miami Lakes-based e-commerce solutions software company,

will offer payment solutions for international merchant accounts,

say founders. With the new service, they say customers can open

an international merchant account that will accept multi-currency


First Bank