AccuWeather forecasts now available in Zambia through Facebook's Internet.org Free Basic Services app AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- July 31, 2014 -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, today announced it has launched a free AccuWeather service for users of Facebook's new Internet.org app. The app from Facebook was first launched on July 31, 2014 in The Republic of Zambia in Southern Africa with more locations to follow, and the goal of making the Internet more accessible and affordable to more people worldwide.
The AccuWeather.com app for Internet.org provides weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) in more than 100 languages and dialects for nearly 3 million locations worldwide. Myriad forecast types are available, including severe weather notices, hourly, and 45-day extended weather forecasts. The free app from AccuWeather.com also includes radar where available and satellite maps, broadcast-quality weather videos and news, and hurricane and tropical storm information.
"We are big believers in Facebook's Internet.org effort and are thrilled to be their partner in bringing AccuWeather's free, reliable, and lifesaving weather information to people who may not have been able to access the Internet before Internet.org," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer of AccuWeather, Inc. "The initiative supports AccuWeather's ongoing dedication to providing important weather news and information to people everywhere that not only helps them make their short- and long-term plans, but also alerts them to severe weather and helps them to prepare."
Facebook's Internet.org app makes the Internet more accessible through a set of free basic services - enabling people to browse useful content and websites without incurring data charges. The service makes the benefits of the Internet more accessible and affordable to more people around the world. The Facebook Internet.org app is now available to Airtel subscribers in Zambia. Airtel customers can access the service through the Play Store, www.internet.org, or within the Facebook for Android app. The service works on both smartphones and feature phones.
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(tm) forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) 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 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is a recognized expert in global weather information issues and one of the world most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, today announced that it has tapped Brian Baker as Vice President, Product Experience, a new role that will lead the user experience and visual design for AccuWeather’s portfolio of consumer and enterprise products.
The rare snowstorm which hit northern France and brought significant impacts to Paris, including the shut down of much of the city, was a surprise for many residents and businesses. Consumers and enterprises using AccuWeather however, knew as early as Sunday, February 4th that snow accumulations would cause issues, including packed snow and slippery roads, significant flight delays, and business closures.
AccuWeather CEO Barry Lee Myers was included on Pennsylvania Business Central's just released "Top 100" list of business leaders for 2017. The annual list, which can be seen at PABusinessCentral.com, celebrates business leaders in Pennsylvania and their contributions to business and economic development as well as their impact on their own organization and communities.
AccuWeather has further reviewed recent National Weather Service statements related to the miscoded NWS tsunami warning of February 6, and stands by its original conclusion. It seems clear that the NWS codes were the problem.
This morning AccuWeather passed on a National Weather Service Tsunami Warning that was intended by the NWS to be a test but was miscoded by the NWS as a real warning. AccuWeather has the most sophisticated system for passing on NWS tsunami warnings based on a complete computer scan of the codes used by the NWS. While the words “TEST” were in the header, the actual codes read by computers used coding for real warning, indicating it was a real warning.
AccuWeather, the fastest growing provider of forecasts and warnings and a global leader in digital media and weather-related big data, today announced it will provide VuLiv, a mobile-based player app, with detailed weather information for all global locations. AccuWeather will provide weather data, which will power the VuLiv player app on multiple Android smartphone devices. The app will be available to download at the Google Play Store and iTunes.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, was presented with an Analytics 50 award by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business during a ceremony at the university’s Philadelphia campus.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, today announced it has been named the Pennsylvania Acceleration Company of the Year by the PA Acceleration Project, an implementation team speeding broadband, workforce and innovation initiatives across Pennsylvania.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as a global leader of digital media and weather-related big data, today announced that it has appointed Influent Media as its digital advertising sales partner in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
To cap off an exceptional year in which its reputation for Superior Accuracy™ was confirmed again and again, AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings, most precisely forecasted the economic toll of weather disasters in 2017 and correctly predicted 2017 would be one of the costliest years for weather events on record.