SUN: Benihana National Corp. has announced the launch of "Japan Corner"
on the company's website at benihana.com. Promoters say the link is dedicated
to dispensing information about Japanese culture, including insider tips on traditional
tea ceremonies, kimonos and geishas.
High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
TRADE LAW: The Organization of Women In International
Trade in Miami and the law firm Becker & Poliakoff are co-sponsoring a cocktail
reception and discussion, "The Impact of Technology & Tech Law on Your Business,"
on March 7 at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Cost is $25; $20 for members. Details:
(305) 447-9300 or wit-miami.com.
ASPEDIENT ACQUISITION: Corporate Systems Group Inc.,
or CSG, a South Florida systems and web integrator, has been acquired by Miami-based
Aspedient Technologies Inc., an e-business and information technology infrastructure
company formed recently by an investment group. Publicists say CSG President Anthony
X. Silva will continue as president of Aspedient and CSG shareholders will hold
a majority interest in Aspedient. Aspedient to date has launched a managed services
network operations center in West Dade in partnership with Computer Associates
UNIVISION THRUST: Univision Online Inc., online division
of Univision Communications Inc., has joined with Gateway Inc. to encourage computer
use and ownership among Spanish-language consumers. Univision.com, a Spanish-language
Internet service and portal targeting as many as 33 million Hispanics in the US
will be on all Gateway consumer desktop systems. More than 140 Gateway Country
stores in major cities across the US are to feature work stations that include
a Spanish-language keyboard, software and the Univision connection for demonstration
purposes. njanision charges $100 for unlimited access for one year.