High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
CLICK CLASS: The College of Business
Administration at Florida International University is offering a
three-day seminar, "The Technopreneur's Click by Click Guide
to E-Business," from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12-14 at the FIU
Biscayne Bay Campus, at Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 151st Street
in Miami. The seminar, promoters say, will teach participants to
develop a comprehensive e-business strategy, among other things.
Details: (305) 348-1713.
BANK ON IT: The International Bank of
Miami is inviting Internet browsers to visit bankstars.com. The
site, promoters say, gives visitors a free star-rating on every
bank in the nation. The site also links to the nation's 3,800 bank
websites and provides free financial reports on sponsoring banks.
TRAVEL PARTNER: Volando.com, a Miami-based
e-company specializing in online travel products and services, has
formed a strategic alliance with Sabre, an information technology
applicator for travel and transportation. The partnership, executives
say, will allow Volando to provide readers of Spanish and Portuguese
access to online travel bookings, among other things.
NEW BUSINESS: Miami-based Asista.com,
a business-to-business digital marketplace for the sale and purchase
of indirect goods and services to Latin America, announced the launch
of a "new, improved" business-to-business portal that
includes a search engine for products and providers.
IN JEST: Jester Digital an Internet
company featuring technology, entertainment and youth culture
can now be accessed at Jester.com. The West Palm Beach firm provides
content, music, sports information and chat rooms for Internet users
ages 10-24, promoters say.
VALID SPONSOR: VALIDSites.com, an Internet
directory of websites, has been named title sponsor for the 61st
annual Orange Bowl Parade, to take place Dec. 31 along Biscayne
Boulevard in downtown Miami. The theme of this year's parade is
"Walk on the Wild Side." Details: (305) 371-4600.
COMPUTER LAUNCH: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard
has selected Miami-based Tutopia as its free access provider in
Latin America. Together the company will launch Hewlett's HP Pavilion
Computer, promoters say. Tutopia is a free Internet access provider
with markets reaching into 10 countries including Brazil, Argentina,
Colombia and Mexico. Details: (305) 512-1100.
BANDING TOGETHER: Miami-based Globecast,
a provider of high-tech-related transmission worldwide, will be
supplying international bandwidth for Internet backbone to Global
One a telecommunications service provider. To get the job
done, Globecast will provide two international satellite circuits
from its Staten Island teleport.