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Announcing the "12 News Beat the Traffic" App

Aug 24, 2012 (02:08 PM EDT)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X919531/announcing-the-12-news-beat-the-traffic-app.html

Beat the Traffic with 12 News

PHOENIX, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 12 News and Beat the Traffic are pleased to announce a new extension to our partnership.  Beginning September 14, 2012, the locally branded 12 News Beat the Traffic app will be available for free for all Arizonan commuters looking for a way to beat traffic on the go. Over the air 12 News will continue to help commuters with travel times and the most up-to-date traffic information using Beat the Traffic technology.  The new app offers yet another way to help commuters get the best information possible and includes personalized route information and reports by the 12 News team.  The Beat the Traffic application will display 12 News traffic information based on the geo-location of users.

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The 12 News Beat the Traffic application will be available on iOS and Android devices. The app will also be linked with our new 12 News Traffic Facebook page (facebook.com/12news) as well as our 12 News Traffic Twitter account (@12NewsTraffic). The app will provide local traffic coverage around the clock and keep you up- to-date on roads to avoid & construction on the go.  

"The new exclusive local content partnership with 12 News leverages our latest technology developments on location-enabled mobile platforms," said Andre Gueziec, President of Beat the Traffic. "Beat the Traffic mobile apps can display exclusive local TV station partner content based on where the mobile user is located. We're tremendously proud of this new milestone, which will revolutionize how viewers can access local traffic content. Now our TV station partners in other cities can also benefit from this exclusive opportunity."

"This app will make it easier for everyone to get the latest traffic updates right from their phone. If you are unable to watch 12 News Today from 4:30am-7am with me, this is another option to get the information you need! It will allow people to connect with 12 News wherever they are and help them 'beat the traffic,'" explains12 News Traffic Reporter, Emma Jade.

Check out our new Facebook & Twitter Pages for your latest traffic updates.
Facebook: 12NewsTraffic
Twitter: @12NewsTraffic 
To follow traffic reporter Emma Jade: @emmajade12news
For mobile traffic text alerts and freeway closures:
Text "traffic" to 98567

About 12 News:
12 News (KPNX-TV) is part of Republic Media and owned by Gannett Co., Inc., an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation's top employment site. Gannett publishes 83 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 650 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.

About Beat the Traffic:
Based in Santa Clara, CA, Triangle Software LLC d/b/a Beat the Traffic® is the fastest-growing provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions. Acclaimed for its visually-striking graphics, simple setup and user-friendly interface, Beat the Traffic® received the Television Broadcast magazine's NAB Top Innovation Award.  Triangle Software is a National Science Foundation funded early innovator in traffic prediction and presentation science. Visit http://www.beatthetraffic.com or www.trianglesoftware.com. The Beat the Traffic® technology is protected by U.S. Patents Nos. 6,989,765; 7,161,497; 7,221,287; 7,375,649; 7,508,321; 7,557,730; 7,610,145; 7,702,452; 7,880,642; and 8,103,443. Visit our youtube.com/beatthetraffic channel and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/btt3d or Facebook at facebook.com/beatthetraffic.

Direct media inquiries to:
Heather Gray
Director of Programming and Marketing-12 News
hgray@12news.com
602-444-1222
Beat the Traffic inquiries to:
Teresa Chaidez
408-777-6541
Tchaidez (at) beatthetraffic.com

SOURCE Beat the Traffic