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Written by on October 19, 2000


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

latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.

FIERA ACQUISITION: The Technology Internet

Fund, which invests in Internet and technology-related companies,

acquired a 13.3% interest in, a Miami-based e-commerce

site for the Latin American and US Hispanic markets. The fund will

help Fiera solidify operations in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and

Chile, among other countries, promoters say.

E-EXPO: The Miami Internet Alliance

and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host the first IT

Career EXPO 2000 at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Radisson Miami Beach hotel.

The event will consist of panel presentations for students and businesses.

Scott Adams, president of Cenetec high tech accelerator, is to deliver

the keynote address. Details: Fedra Ware, (305) 335-4619.

ORANGE AGAIN: The Orange Bowl Committee

launched its new interactive website at The new

site features a ticket purchase section and a list of all activities

leading up to the FedEx Orange Bowl.

PIANO TECHNO: Yamaha will unveil the

Disklavier Pro 2000, a $333,000 voice-activated, high-tech piano,

at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Hale Piano, 880 SW 10th Ave., Pompano Beach.

The piano, executives say, is voice activated and features a 600

MHz Pentium III processor with an on-screen notation system. Details:

Vera Diament (914) 422-3800.

BANK PARTNER: BankAtlantic, a subsidiary

of BankAtlantic Bancorp, has formed a strategic alliance with,

a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of online financial services. The

site is dedicated to issues related to the working woman. BankAtlantic’s

site will sponsor the money channel for BlueSuitMom, promoters say.

Details: (954) 760-5317.

HIGH-TECH BUILDING: Commercial real

estate broker Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by US TechCenters

of Atlanta as leasing agent for a 116,000-square-foot, high-tech,

three-story building at 1016 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach.


Boca Raton-based Intraco Systems Inc., a provider of virtual office

services and applied speech recognition technology, will launch

X-Site Operator, which promoters describe as an advanced call routing

system that understands voice commands. Details: (561) 367-0600.


Sunrise-based, an online mortgage banking provider,

has formed a partnership with Open Solutions, an Internet banking

e-commerce site. will offer financial mortgage solutions

to users using the Open Solutions financial system.

First Bank