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The Weather Channel Companies Acquire Weather Underground
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“Everyone in the weather space is familiar with the strength of Weather Underground and its innovative method of presenting weather data. Weather Underground will add a great complementary, brand...

Pablo BracciniJul 03, 2012 03:11 am GMT796 views
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The Weather Channel Companies Acquire Weather Underground
The Weather Channel iPhone App Gets Social: Crowdsourced Local Weather Related Tweets Now Available
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If you have an iPhone, The Weather Channel 4.0.0 app update includes a new “Social” tab at the bottom that provides access to weather related tweets from the surrounding area. The Weather...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 12, 2011 10:35 pm GMT1397 views
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The Weather Channel iPhone App Gets Social: Crowdsourced Local Weather Related Tweets Now Available
Get Real-Time, Accurate, Crowdsourced Weather Forecasts With New Social App
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The idea behind Metwit is that crowdsourced weather updates can be more trustworthy and accurate compared to traditional weather forecasts that can be unrefined and relatively inaccurate. Users can...

Pablo BracciniJan 31, 2012 08:06 pm GMT989 views
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Get Real-Time, Accurate, Crowdsourced Weather Forecasts With New Social App
Ourcast Launches Real-Time Mobile Weather App That Predicts Rain, Snow With Unprecedented Accuracy
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Ourcast provides detailed, hyperlocal forecasts based on a new type of statistical modeling that uses real-time radar data and weather station readings provided by 20,000 volunteers across the U.S....

Samuel BennettApr 19, 2012 12:36 am GMT1446 views
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Ourcast Launches Real-Time Mobile Weather App That Predicts Rain, Snow With Unprecedented Accuracy
Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social
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Founder Julia LeStage tells that each crowdsourced Weathermob report attracts an average of 2.5 comments. Within the app, you can see local weather reports in your location, or search for reports...

Fiona MaresApr 29, 2012 09:51 pm GMT792 views
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Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social
The Weather Channel Buys Up the Crowdsourced Weather Underground
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According to a blog post by Co-Founder Jeff Masters; "The plan is to make both wunderground.com and weather.com stronger, by sharing content and infrastructure. Many Weather...

Adam FrazerJul 07, 2012 03:49 am GMT1036 views
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The Weather Channel Buys Up the Crowdsourced Weather Underground
Sky Motion Research Integrates Crowdsourced Weather Observations into Proprietary Nowcasting Technology
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The crowdsourcing platform also benefits from inheriting the large database of users who have downloaded previous versions of SkyMotion. "We're addressing issues that have plagued...

Pablo BracciniMay 09, 2013 01:31 am GMT764 views
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Sky Motion Research Integrates Crowdsourced Weather Observations into Proprietary Nowcasting Technology
WWI-Era Ships Enlisted as Climate Guideposts
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Scientists at oxford University are today announcing the 'Old Weather" project which uses crowd-sourcing technology, volunteers and British naval ships from the World War 1 era....

Akanksha MallOct 14, 2010 03:09 am GMT1120 views
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WWI-Era Ships Enlisted as Climate Guideposts
Crowdsourcing Historical Ship Weather Logs
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Scientists are now "crowdsourcing" the transcription of various historical ship weather logs(which, because handwritten in cursive, cannot be read by Optical Character Recognition...

Benjamin FosselDec 02, 2010 01:52 am GMT933 views
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Crowdsourcing Historical Ship Weather Logs
Weddar Makes Weather Reporting a Social Affair
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With Weddar and through crowdsourcing people helping each other with accurate and personal reports into a powerful output thing.

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 26, 2011 07:40 am GMT2493 views
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Weddar Makes Weather Reporting a Social Affair
Nominee: Old Weather
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Old Weather is a Zooniverse Project . This is a collaboration between a diverse collection of people and institutions.

Jayne AnnNov 29, 2011 02:51 am GMT748 views
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Nominee: Old Weather
Crowdsourced weather apps haven't yet found their place in the sun
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Among the meteorological contenders are Weddar and Weathermob. In Weddar, you answer the question "How does it feel?" with a rating out of three for how cloudy, rainy, windy and snowy the...

Jayne AnnNov 30, 2011 12:14 am GMT1140 views
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Crowdsourced weather apps haven't yet found their place in the sun
Real-time weather reports via crowdsourcing and webcams
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Spain-based Spotfav has combined the idea of crowdsourcing weather reports with webcam technology to create a new weather reporting platform. Spotfav aims to provide weather reports for...

Samuel BennettMar 19, 2012 09:56 pm GMT1610 views
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Real-time weather reports via crowdsourcing and webcams
Nice Move: The Weather Channel Buys Weather Underground To Sharpen Focus On Digital
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The Weather Channel has acquired pioneering online weather service Weather Underground for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced today. The deal is expected to close in several weeks.This...

Tonya Van Dijk Jul 03, 2012 05:31 am GMT762 views
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Nice Move: The Weather Channel Buys Weather Underground To Sharpen Focus On Digital
Apps Taking a Crowdsourced Approach to Reporting the Weather
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Another startup on the scene is seven-month-old Metwit, a social weather app developed at Dubai startup accelerator SeedStartup. Headquartered in Italy, founders Mike Ruini, Duccio Catalioto,...

Pablo BracciniOct 22, 2012 02:53 am GMT1332 views
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 Apps Taking a Crowdsourced Approach to Reporting the Weather
Scientists crowdsource atmospheric data from smartphones to improve weather forecasts
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The atmospheric scientists at the University of Washington try to crowdsource data using PressureNet, a free app that works on certain Android devices. Cliff Mass, a UW professor of atmospheric...

Pablo BracciniFeb 06, 2013 11:17 pm GMT1105 views
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Scientists crowdsource atmospheric data from smartphones to improve weather forecasts
App Uses Your Android Phone to Give Scientists Weather Data
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Crowdsourcing information through millions of cell phones equipped with sensors is a brilliant way to get information that would otherwise be inaccessible or expensive to collect. The possibilities...

Jayne AnnFeb 07, 2013 01:10 am GMT1975 views
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App Uses Your Android Phone to Give Scientists Weather Data
This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather
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Using crowdsourcing, the mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground app collects geographic, winter precipitation data from users. The mPING app also links to a map showing weather reports...

Claire MackayFeb 13, 2013 01:30 am GMT1401 views
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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather
Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes
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One of the unique elements of the crowdsourcing tool - Weendy is how it turns extreme sports — already a clubbable pursuit — into something of a social network in itself. Those who sign up to...

Benjamin FosselFeb 15, 2013 11:44 am GMT1984 views
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Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes
NOAA Starts Crowdsourcing Weather Data
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Last week, NOAA announced the launch of their new smart phone app called mPING which invites thousands of people throughout the continental U.S. to send in weather observations so as to compile a...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 20, 2013 11:50 am GMT2185 views
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NOAA Starts Crowdsourcing Weather Data
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