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About Younjee

A corporate communications manager for Boingo, Younjee’s experience and interests span technology, marketing communications, travel, pop culture, and domestic divadom. When not at the office glued to her beloved new MacBook Pro, you can find her spoiling her dog rotten or experimenting with recipes—refining the art of eating home.

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It’s an exciting day to be in Wi-Fi! Today, Google announced Project Fi, a new wireless service that will mix traditional cellular service (provided by Sprint and T-Mobile) with Wi-Fi service (free and open public hotspots). “Wherever you’re connected to Wi-Fi — whether that’s at home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave — you can talk and text like you normally do,” wrote Nick Fox, Google’s vice president of communications products, in a blog post. “If you leave an area of Wi-Fi coverage, your call will seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi to cell networks so your conversation doesn’t skip a beat.” Google’s move into a Wi-Fi based wireless service helps prove once again that the “Wi-Fi First” world is a reality. There is now more mobile data traffic on Wi-Fi than cellular, and that is expected to accelerate over the next several years. Wi-Fi First products that were being led by start-ups like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop are now amplified by heavyweights such as Cablevision and T-Mobile. With Google and Project Fi jumping in to the mix, it is clear that the separation of cellular and Wi-Fi is now gone. By enabling seamless connectivity between cellular and Wi-Fi – like

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4Q2014 Earnings Call and Live Tweet Safe Harbor

In our remarks and tweets today, we will include statements that are considered forward-looking within the meanings of Securities Laws. In addition, management may make additional forward-looking statements in response to your questions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current knowledge and expectations as of today, February 26, 2015, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. A detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties are contained in our most recent Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2014 filed with the SEC on November 10, 2014. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. On this call and in our tweets, we will refer to non-GAAP measures that when used in combination with GAAP results, provide us with additional analytical tools to understand our operations. We have provided reconciliations of non-GAAP to GAAP measures in our earnings release.

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Free Airport Wi-Fi, Compliments of Verizon!

November 26, 2014 is Connection Day! Verizon wants to help everyone (yep, everyone! even if you’re not a Verizon customer) stay connected with fantastic digital giveaways, including free Wi-Fi across Boingo’s airport network. So if you’re flying through one of these U.S. airports on November 26, 2014, select the “complimentary Wi-Fi” option and enjoy free Wi-Fi compliments of Verizon. AUS  Austin, TX BIL  Billings, MT BNA  Nashville, TN BUF  Buffalo, NY DAL  Dallas, TX (Love Field) DCA  Washington, DC (Reagan) DEN  Denver, CO DSM  Des Moines, IA EWR  Newark, NJ GEG  Spokane, WA GRR  Grand Rapids, MI IAD  Washington, DC (Dulles) JFK  New York, NY (Kennedy) LGA  New York, NY (LaGuardia) MDW  Chicago, IL (Midway) MEM  Memphis, TN MIA  Miami, FL MKE  Milwaukee, WI OKC  Oklahoma City, OK ORD  Chicago, IL (O’Hare) PHX  Phoenix, AZ PIT  Pittsburgh, PA RDU  Raleigh-Durham, NC SAN  San Diego, CA SBN  South Bend, IN SDF  Louisville, KY SEA  Seattle, WA SMF Sacramento, CA SNA  Orange County, CA (John Wayne) STL  St. Louis, MO SWF  Newburgh, NY (Stewart) TVC  Traverse City, MI Connection time varies by airport location; limit one period per customer.

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State of Airport Wireless Q1 2014

Levering data from more than 30 high-traffic North American airports. Boingo’s State of Airport Wireless Q1 2014 report reveals business intelligence to provide timely insight into passenger traffic patterns, airport industry wireless trends, and more. Continue reading

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Mobile and Travel: From Looking to Booking

Smartphones and tablets have changed the way consumers research and plan travel, and now mobile is poised to become a vital channel for bookings. This year, mobile travel bookings will account for 18% of the U.S. online travel market, and the figure will surge to over 25% in 2015. Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela Top Spot on Google Zeitgeist 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, there’s no shortage of top 10 lists summarizing the top people, places, faces, videos and [insert trend or topic here] of this past year. Continue reading

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The Death of Bricks-and-Mortar Retail: Reports Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Despite some conjecture that bricks-and-mortar stores are in danger of becoming showrooms for online-only retailers like Amazon, reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated. Last year, 92% of consumer spending took place in physical stores, and the store is the preferred channel across all ages and household incomes. Continue reading

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Boingo VP of Int’l Markets Presents at WiFi World Summit

Boingo’s Bjorn Thorgren delivered a presentation on Next Generation Hotspot at the WiFi World Summit in London. He addressed the importance of roaming relationships in the Next Generation Hotspot/Hotspot 2.0 era and shared some remarkable stats on Boingo’s roaming partner traffic growth. Continue reading

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The Advertising Shift: Less Traditional, More Mobile

As consumers spend more time with digital media and mobile devices, the world’s leading brands including P&G are shifting their advertising budgets from traditional media such as print, to digital and mobile channels to reach consumers where they are: online and on the go. Continue reading

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Boingo Business Intelligence Guru Presents to Payment Execs at DRF

Boingo’s Juliana Tsai presented a session on business intelligence (BI) for the financial services industry at the Direct Response Forum, the must-attend annual conference for top payment professionals who collectively represent billions of dollars in credit and debit card transactions every year. Continue reading

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Alaska Photo Essay (Guest Post from earthXplorer JD Andrews)

Adventure driven visual storyteller and earthXplorer JD Andrews has covered 87 countries and all 7 continents, but who’s counting? We’re thrilled to share his stunning photo essay from a recent trip to Alaska with you. Continue reading