World's leading multi-media global weather provider works with BlackBerry to provide weather content for BBM users everywhere AccuWeather Global Weather Center - February 26, 2014 - Timed to coincide with the recent expansion of BBM™ -- now available on iPhone and Android as well as BlackBerry® smartphones - AccuWeather has launched its own premiere BBM Channel. The new AccuWeather BBM Channel will offer a range of breaking weather information, including severe weather updates, breaking stories, local weather images, radar and more for BBM subscribers across mobile platforms.
"BBM is focused on enabling users to connect directly and immediately with other users about topics that interest them and there are few forms of content with wider interest than weather," said Steven Smith, Chief Digital Officer for AccuWeather, Inc. "In our continuing effort to bring weather with Superior Accuracy™ to users everywhere, AccuWeather is glad to work with a long-standing partner like BlackBerry as they continue to expand their multi-platform mobile social networking tool."
AccuWeather's new BBM Channel is a great way to interact and connect with a highly engaged mobile audience of people who share common interests in the broader BBM community. With BBM Channels, customers can engage with brands or other customers without having to add them to their contact lists, thereby maintaining a high level of privacy.
Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile instant messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations.
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AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced a Mosquito Zika Risk Index on AccuWeather.com and AccuWeather iOS apps. Availability on the AccuWeather app for Android will follow soon.
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AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy worldwide and the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced it is celebrating 55 years of innovation and contributions to the advancement of commercial meteorology. The company held an anniversary celebration at its Global Weather Center headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania Thursday, which included the participation of elected officials, business leaders, members of the meteorological community, AccuWeather staff, and other distinguished guests.
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In the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of forecast accuracy, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly confirmed as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. The independent analysis of 30 million weather forecasts by industry tracker ForecastWatch concluded that AccuWeather had the highest level of forecast accuracy in forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind.
AccuWeather is dedicated to providing the best weather forecasts available with Superior Accuracy in a way that is seamless and secure. We are pleased to launch this update to address issues surrounding the Reveal Mobile SDK, which has now been removed.
Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user. Other data, such as Wi-Fi network information that is not user information, was for a short period available on the Reveal SDK, but was unused by AccuWeather. In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it. Accordingly, at no point was the data used by AccuWeather for any purpose. AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile are committed to following the standards and best practices of the industry. We also recognize this is a quickly evolving field and what is best practice one day may change the next. Accordingly, we work to update our practices regularly.