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Written by on October 5, 2000

Miami

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

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

ESSAY CONTEST:

Fiera.com in Miami is teaming up with the Pepsi-Cola Co. and Yahoo

en Espa§ol 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:

Fiera.com.

E-CLUB:

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:

(954) 725-5060.

LEGAL SERVICES:

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.

MUSIC LAUNCH:

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.

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