AOL gets the WeatherBug

America Online's IM users can download a PC application that offers weather information.

Jim Hu Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Jim Hu
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Jim Hu
America Online on Monday will begin allowing its instant messenger users to download AWS Convergence Technologies' WeatherBug, a PC desktop application that offers weather information.

People who download AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 5.5 will have the option to download WeatherBug as well. WeatherBug will offer news and information on AIM Today, a start-up screen that launches when people sign into the client. Later this year, the partnership will allow AIM users to share WeatherBug information with each other in their chat windows.