Note from our President:
Here at Achilles Interactive, our mission is to create visually appealing creative which integrates seamlessly into an effective technology solution.
Our number one goal with our clients is to create a relationship based on mutual trust and open communication. This will help ensure delivery of our best work.
We strive to create an enthusiastic culture in which every team member feels like they can be involved in the process from initial concepts all the way through live implementation.
We are your creative, technical, media and marketing partner. We are Achilles Interactive.
Did You Know?
The "@" symbol was once considered a letter in the English language. Other cultures refer to it in many different ways. Chinese:little mouse, Danes and Swedes:elephant's trunk, Germans:spider monkey, Italians:snail, Israelis:strudels, Czechs:rollmops
'Carnivore' was developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as in internet survellience system designed to monitor e-mail and electronic communication.
In 1993, Boeing was the first airline to discover the Y2K problem.
The internet was advertising-free up until 1992, when the U.S. Congress amended the National Science Foundation Act.
Worldwide iPad sales for 2010 accounted for 85% of total tablet sales.(Source: eMarketer, Dec 2010)
Hotwired.com created the web's first banner ads.
Amazon.com was originally known as Cadabra.com.
According to the the Merriam Webster Dictionary in 1946, a computer was defined as 'a person who tabulates numbers; accountant; actuary; bookkeeper.'
In 1996 Yahoo launched Yahooligans, a kid-friendly web directory.
Archie is considered the internet's first search engine, created in 1990.
Television took 13 years to reach 50 million users. The Internet took less than four years to reach that many users.
The internet is quickly closing the gap between local newspapers and the Yellow Pages as the second-most used advertising medium.
Most popular Google search terms over the past few years: [2004: firefox], [2005: google earth], [2006: you tube], [2007: facebook], [2008: obama], [2009: twitter], [2010: ipad] (Source: Google Insights, Mar 2011)
Digital Equipment Corporation was the first computer company to register a domain name.
Excite.com was started by six Stanford students looking for an exciting way to stay together after graduation.
In 1994 Lee Stein opened First Virtual Holdings, considered the interet's first truly electronic bank.
In 1989 the World Wide Web was born at CERN in Switzerland.
In 2001, John Paul II became the first Pope to send e-mail.
90 pieces of content per month is created by the average Facebook user. (Source: Facebook Press Room, Mar 2011)
In 2010, the typical American Facebook user spends an average of seven hours per month on the site.(Source: The Nielsen Company, Jan 2010)
eCompanies bought 'business.com' in 1999 for $7.5 million.
AOL acquired CompuServe in 1997. CompuServe was the first Internet Service Provider.
Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.
Netscape made the browser used by 90% of web surfers until the release of Internet Explorer 4.
Worldwide iPad sales for 2011 is expected to increase by 155% (Source: eMarketer, Dec 2010)
The average Facebook user has 130 friends (Source: Facebook Press Room, Mar 2011)
Ray Tomlinson sent the world's first e-mail message.
On March 26, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first royal e-mail.
A person receives an average of 26 e-mails per day.
Echobay Technology Group was forced to register ebay.com after discovering echobay.com was already taken.
Yahoo's original URL was akebono.stanford.edu.