High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
Fiera.com in Miami is teaming up with the Pepsi-Cola Co. and Yahoo
en Espažol to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The companies give
away more than 800 personal computers with one year of free Internet
access and $10,000 in college scholarships for winners of a 300-
to 600-word essay on "Your Taste, Your Future." Details:
SamsClub.com, the e-site for Sam's Club depot stores, will now offer
"click & pull" services in Miami. Sam's Club members will
be able to order merchandise via the site and pick up what they
purchase at local Sam's Club stores, executives say. Details: SAMSClub.com.
TELECOM FORUM: The South Florida Telecom
Forum will present "Smart Buildings: Ask the Experts"
from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Marriott Hotel North, 6650 N Andrews
Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Speakers include Richard Paul Hus, vice president
of Hypower, and Josh Horn, vice president of business development
of Terremark. The South Florida Telecom Forum is an educational
technology network for vendors and end-user, promoters say. Details:
Miami-based UnoDosTres.com, an Internet television network, has
formed a strategic alliance with Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. to
provide legal services to consumers via the Internet, promoters
say. For a fixed monthly or annual payment members can receive a
variety of legal services, say executives. Details: (305) 377-1936.
E-TAILING CONFERENCE: The Boston Consulting
Group and Visa International Latin America and the Caribbean will
hold a conference, "Online Retailing in Latin America: Beyond
the Storefront" at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 in the J.W. Marriott Hotel,
1111 Brickell Ave. Topics include projected spending, market growth
and online payment concerns. Details: (305) 533-1111.
LaMusica.com, a Latin music and entertainment site, will host a
launch party at 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Bash, 655 Washington Ave., Miami
Beach. The site, promoters say, was created in partnership with
America Online. Details: (305) 538-2274.
COLLECTIVE PARTNER: J. Walter Thompson,
the fourth largest advertising agency in the world, and Miami-based
Collectivemind, an e-business solutions and service provider for
Latin America, say they have joined together to deliver global brand
communications and e-business solutions to Latin America. The advertising
company, executives say, will own about 10% of Collectivemind, which
is valued by owners at about $65 million.