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Written by on August 31, 2000

Miami

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

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

NEW

PARTNER:

From2.com, a Miami-based logistics intelligence and service provider

for e-commerce companies, and Miami-based 1hemispheric.com, an international

trade portal for small to medium-sized businesses in the Americas,

have formed a strategic partnership agreement. From2 will help 1hemispheric

launch its information and business support services to select US

markets, promoters say.

HOSTING

HUB: iNNERHOST,

a Miami-based provider of managed hosting services, has received

expansion capital worth $250 million from investors Spire Capital

Partners and Waller-Sutton Media Partners. The funding will help

the company expand iNNERHOST’s presence in the Latin American market,

promoters say. Details: innerhost.com.

E-UNIVERSITY:

Universitarios.net,

a website for college students and universities in Latin America,

has opened an office in Miami at Suite 810, 1440 Brickell Bay Drive.

The portal is working with more than 2,000 universities to provide

on-line services for students, distance learning, discussion forums

and special content, executives say. Details: (305) 373-5660.

SITE

& SMELL:

FFI Fragrances, a local manufacturer and marketer of high-end fragrances,

skin care and cosmetic products, launched a corporate website at

fifragrances.com. Promoters say the site highlights the company’s

identity and introduces visitors to its e-commerce and business-to-business

platforms. Among other things users can tour the company’s Miami

Lakes facility. Details: (305) 818-8110.

E-APPOINTMENTS:

Yupi.com, a Miami-based Spanish-language portfolio of sites, appointed

Gabriel Alvarez senior vice president of e-commerce. Before joining

the e-company Mr. Alvarez was senior vice president of marketing

and public relations for MasterCard International’s Latin America

and Caribbean regions. Other recent appointments include Beatriz

Lucki, vice president of e-commerce USA, and Joseph Arellano, vice

president of e-commerce international.

NEW

PLANET: The

Florida Association of Realtors has launched planetrealtor.com.

The site can provide users with on-line resources and information,

including a listing service of homes for sale. Details: (407) 438-1400.

REALTY

NETWORK:

The Keyes Co. Realtors has formed a partnership with Synteleos,

creator of the Transaction Management Network, an on-line service

that allows real estate buyers, sellers, agents and brokers to obtain

information about property closing locations, executives say. Those

interested can visit keyesre.com to survey the service. Details:

(305) 371-3592, ext. 323.

DOUBLE

LINES:

Telecommunications company Telefonica and Latinet Corp., a Miami-based

provider of integrated broadband and Internet-access services to

businesses in Latin America, have formed an agreement to create

private lines, video-conferencing centers and networks in Central

America. The companies will combine their services to start work

in Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, promoters say.

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