Fun 1999 Facts
Cities have grown and technological empires have been won and lost.
In ’99, Billy Mitchell, played Pac-Man for six hours non-stop to reach the 256th screen and achieve a perfect score of 3,333,360. Pac-Man was released in 1980.
In ’99, Hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh’. At the time it was called “the most widespread security incident in the history of the Web”.
In ’99, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time.
In ’99, Internet Explorer version 5 was released
In ’99, MySpace, blogger.com, Paypal, and Napster were launched.
In ’99, facebook, youtube, twitter, and flickr were all at least 3 years from launch.
In ’99, Cost of a Superbowl ad: $1.6MM. Now: 5MM
There are over 1 Billion websites on the web today. In 1999, there were less than 20,000.
Today, over 75% of all websites are “parked” and not active.
Hovering Over Bend
March 16, 2015
Alpine Internet Launched
October 1, 1998
Founder Brian Cash, left Intel Corporation in 1998 to form an Internet services company. Alpine Internet was launched to bring companies of all sizes to the cloud. Able to work nearly anywhere, Alpine was located in Sisters, Oregon.
“MM” Site Launched
January 8, 2000
Alpine Internet Development Alpine Internet Development is a Software Development firm focused on providing outstanding value in Internet products, support, and services. Challenge us with your innovative Web service idea.
Alpine Office Opened
May 28, 2000
Leaving behind the traditional garage stuffed with 6 employees, the first Alpine Office is opened in Sisters, Oregon
First Alpine CMS: Site Control Panel
May 5, 2001
In May 2001, Alpine produced it’s first multi-lingual site for iDirect, the satellite-based IP communications technology company. Alpine’s Site Control Panel facilitated easy collaboration during development between the geographically diverse team consisting of client, copy editors, design, and development.
Alpine Recruits New President
May 15, 2001
Drew Child, former Orcom Solutions president joins Alpine as President and CEO.
CMS renamed to Center Stage
October 1, 2001
Our Center Stage™ Content Management and Rainmaker Online™ eMarketing systems give Alpine clients complete control of their online business strategies.
“Brown Mountain” Site Launched
October 4, 2001
Everyone wants to be King Of The Mountain. We help you actually get there. Complete with animated flash slideshow (our ad agency made us do it).
Alpine Relocates to Bend
June 3, 2002
Trading a total 4 hours of daily commutes for 20 minutes, Alpine moves to a raw, centrally located (within water balloon range of webcyclery.com), and thoroughly retro “Old Mill” Soho-style loft in Bend.
May 10, 2003
2003, the year that all logos circled the drain.
“Glasses Girl” Site Launched
August 1, 2005
You don’t have to be a programmer to get results from your website.
Back To Basics
August 18, 2007
As a technology firm, Alpine was affected by the US recession early. Taking swift action, Alpine reduced to a core team of employees, migrated exclusively to cloud services, focused on client relationships and the next generation of services.
Investing in WordPress
May 8, 2009
Driving a multitude of development projects, Alpine picks a new platform, WordPress. A prescient choice, WordPress is now the most deployed web software in the world.
“Acronym” Site Launched
January 28, 2011
If it has an Acronym we can build an app with it. Our code ninjas make short work of “tricky” designs, mobile, … or a plugin, or a template, or a database.
“Forest Animals” Site Launched
August 26, 2013
We know how to grow your website.
January 1, 2015
Alpine digital marketing reboot. Existing partners Google, Apple, Facebook, and Pandora are joined by HubSpot and Twitter.