AccuWeather Global Weather Center, April 7, 2014 - AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft's latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.
With the addition of Perceptive Pixel devices to its product lines, AccuWeather now provides enhanced touchscreen performance to its StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution - a turnkey presentation solution for broadcasters, businesses, and venues, powered by a proprietary suite of specialized applications. StoryTeller allows users to easily build and deliver interactive stories and presentations. With specialized apps for traffic, crime, media, weather, and social media, it's an invaluable tool for newsrooms, public venues, and corporate meetings. Additional applications for timelines, mapping, 3D modeling, and more provide the flexibility for creating engaging interactive content on virtually any topic.
"We're extremely pleased to be selected to represent Microsoft's Perceptive Pixel products," said Ryan Ayres, vice president of AccuWeather Display Systems and Services. "We believe these new 55" and 82" touchscreen displays will deliver the highest performance and responsiveness to our broadcast clients and business partners who rely on AccuWeather's StoryTeller platform and software. For anyone looking for ultimate touchscreen performance combined with the ability to easily import or create dynamic interactive content, our StoryTeller system and software, combined with Perceptive Pixel devices, are simply the best combination out there.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced veteran on-air personality, senior meteorologist, and executive producer Bernie Rayno has been promoted to Chief Video Meteorologist. In his new position, Rayno will apply his long-standing expertise in meteorology and broadcasting to guide AccuWeather Network content. In his 25-year tenure with AccuWeather, Bernie has been a driving force for AccuWeather's on-air, web, and mobile weather videos and a leader on the new and rapidly growing AccuWeather Network.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media and one of the world’s leading digital publishers, announced it has appointed Karen Bressner as Head of Digital Advertising Sales. Based in New York City and reporting directly to the Global Chief Revenue Officer, Marie Svet, Karen brings to AccuWeather years of experience successfully developing strategies and managing teams across traditional and digital media.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media and one of the world's leading digital publishers, today announced double-digit increases in mobile digital traffic as a result of increased consumer demand for its trusted all-weather content with Superior Accuracy. AccuWeather.com mobile web users grew +18% year-to-date vs. 2014, demonstrating impressive momentum and interest in AccuWeather’s unique on-the-go weather experience. Award-winning AccuWeather apps also continue to generate high active user growth rates, +65% on iOS and +39% on Android devices in August.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media and one of the world’s leading digital publishers, is sending its AccuWeather MinuteCast Mobile Team to New York City’s Advertising Week XII event, September 28-October 2, to keep advertising industry attendees prepared and informed during the global marketing leadership conference.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, will be an integral part of Pope Francis' first trip to the U.S., a six-day visit through Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia between September 22 and September 27. As the trusted leader in weather information with Superior Accuracy(TM), AccuWeather is poised to provide full coverage to city officials, first responders, local news networks, visitors on-location, and viewers worldwide.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced that David Mitchell, AccuWeather Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging Platforms will present a keynote speech at the Mobile Marketing Summit in New York today at 11 a.m. in the Time & Life Building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas. His presentation "How New Weather Content Defines the Future of Wearables" will give insights into how mobile manufacturers and providers are working with AccuWeather to combine new weather data sets with wearables and other emerging mobile platforms to help consumers worldwide make more informed decisions on the go.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, and its foundational leadership – Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers, CEO Barry Lee Myers, and COO Evan Myers – are Presenting Sponsors of the State College Free to Breathe Third Annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile walk in memory of their mother, Doris S. Myers. The event will take place on September 20 at 2:10 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:00 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting Free to Breathe’s research, education and awareness programs.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) has signed a patent licensing agreement with AccuWeather that gives WDT the ability to utilize over 50 of AccuWeather’s unique patents. AccuWeather has developed exclusive patented technologies to geographically pinpoint all forms of content to individual users and to their dynamically changing locations that will now benefit WDT and its clients worldwide.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has signed a licensing agreement that grants NWS the right to use two of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents.
With a strong chance for opening-day humidity and thunderstorms – and the possibility of localized flooding – dampening New York City’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, offers the perfect complement to any chic dry-clean-only ensemble with its proprietary minute-by-minute precipitation forecast, available on award-winning AccuWeather apps and AccuWeather.com, and free to all users.