High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
CALIFORNIA SCREAMING: For those who want to know more
about deregulation of the electric utility industry, the Cato Institute
a Washington DC-based public policy research foundation advocating free markets
and limited government has launched a website to offer views on deregulation
and why present regulations do not work. One article of note is "California
Screaming... About Electricity Deregulation." Details: cato.org/electricity.
DC TRACKING: YourCongress.com reports all five female
senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both of California; Jean Carnahan
of Missouri; Hillary Clinton of New York and Maria Cantwell of Washington
were among the nine most requested profiles in January. The demand for the women
displaced the demand for old guard profiles such as Sen. Jesse Helms, Speaker
Dennis Hastert and Rep. Tom DeLay. Launched in March 2000, Your Congress tracks
customer requests for information about members of Congress. Details: yourcongress.com.
PALM BEACH TOUR:
A virtual tour of Palm Beach County is now offered at palmbeachfl.com, the official
website of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau. While the site
has been around a few years, promoters say the virtual tour showing scenes
of the county's arts and cultural offerings as well as its beaches is new.
HOME LINKS: Arvida Realty Services, with 24 offices
in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, reported the launch of a new service called
Arvida Home-Link. The free service, said a spokesperson, provides Arvida customers
the assistance they normally could only get through a personal relocation coordinator.
Features help customers through the entire moving process, says Arvida, ranging
from hiring movers and timing utility connects and disconnects. Details: arvidarealty.com.
HUB HUB-BUB: The Miami Herald and Miami.com announced
a partnership with the nonprofit Miami Internet Alliance to promote South Florida
as Internet Hub of the Americas. The alliance's mission is to promote and encourage
the growth of Internet-related businesses, say publicists, including job creation
and training of qualified high-tech workers. Details: miamiinternetalliance.org.
SPECIAL IFX: Miami Lakes-based IFX Corp., provider
of Internet-based products and services throughout Latin America, has retained
the Miami-based advertising firm of Turkel Schwartz & Partners. IFX under
brand name IFX Networks provides businesses with information technology
services such as high speed connectivity, web hosting and around-the-clock technical
support, executives say. Turkel Schwartz will develop advertising campaigns targeting
businesses and information technology managers.
The IFX Network includes subsidiaries in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay,
Venezuela and the US. IFX also has holdings in other Latin American Internet businesses,
including Tutopia.com. Details: ifxcorp.com.