Making Friends With Complete Strangers From Around The World Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

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Foreca and XIHA make it easy to talk about the weather

XIHA Mini Profile with weather info

XIHA's multilingual social network site is ideal for Foreca's weather service, because weather does not have any cultural or lingual borders. We have a same vision with XIHA how we can conquer the world together.

Helsinki - Zürich Foreca, a Finnish weather service company, and XIHA Life, a multilingual lifestyle community, help people break the ice on cross-cultural communication by adding comprehensive weather information on the XIHA Life social networking site.

"Weather is the most socially acceptable subject around the world, so it's a safe bet to start a conversation when making friends from other cultures", says Marko Moilanen vice president business development at Foreca. "XIHA's multilingual social network site is ideal for Foreca's weather service, because weather does not have any cultural or lingual borders. We have a same vision with XIHA how we can conquer the world together."

XIHA Life is not only concentrating in major language areas. It is available in over 40 languages, also in smaller languages such as in Tagalog (language spoken in Philippines) or Catalan (language spoken in parts of Spain and Andorra). Foreca's weather services are global and available in several languages, including ancient Latin.

Says Jani Penttinen, XIHA Life co-founder and CEO: "XIHA Life members like to travel, and learn about new places. With Foreca's weather service we are now able to offer real time weather information everywhere in the world, in multiple languages. This adds real value to our users."

The users of XIHA Life can easily view the weather around the areas where their friends are located. Real-time weather map gives more detail and historical weather data helps them compare between holiday destinations or check back in time what the weather was like during an important event, trip or a football game.

The weather service at XIHA Life is currently live and the XIHA development team is busy at work creating new innovative ways to use weather information in a social setting.

About Foreca

Foreca is a global weather service company with a business focus. Foreca mission is to help businesses profit from accurate state-of-the-art forecasts. With clients all around the globe, Foreca is a leader in international digital Weather services. For more information, please visit: http://corporate.foreca.com/en

About Xiha

XIHA Life (http://www.xihalife.com/) is an active online community of people who are interested in other cultures and languages. XIHA is growing fast and currently has more than 500,000 registered members from over 200 countries. Registration is not required however, and in fact nearly 2 million unique visitors spend time at the site every month.

XIHA features city pages for nearly all cities and towns in the world with community-created descriptions and travel tips. XIHA helps travelers connect with locals to learn what to see or which events to attend.

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JANI PENTTINEN
XIHA AG
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Marko Moilanen
Foreca Ltd
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