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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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You’re Invited to Boingo’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!


Dear Boingo Community, Please join Boingo as the guests of honor at our online anniversary bash! The celebration, which runs until the very end of 2011 (yup, 29 weeks total!), is our “thanks” to you for ten years of Boingo — we couldn’t have done it without you. While it’s our anniversary, the gifts are for you! We’re giving away free Wi-Fi, as well as grand prizes through a weekly drawing. Grand prize goodies include: an iPad 2, an Android tablet, Tumi luggage and much more! Ready to join the party and enter to win amazing prizes? Here’s how: 1. Come on by boingo.com/10 — that’s the front-door entrance to the online party where we’re greeting guests with a summary of anniversary festivities, including information on how to get free Wi-Fi and enter to win prizes. 2. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with heading straight to the free Wi-Fi and grand prize giveaways (after all, you are VIP). Browse through our line-up of freebies and enter to win prizes! 3. Keep up with anniversary news and additional opportunities to win prizes through our Facebook and Twitter communities. Here’s a summary of featured giveaways and sweepstakes rules (full details here: rules and terms and conditions): Free Boingo Wi-Fi

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10 Years of Boingo: A Look Back At The Beginning

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In the fall of 2000, an idea began to bloom in Sky Dayton’s mind.  A new technology was beginning to emerge – back then referred to as “802.11b” – that enabled people to access the Internet without wires.  As the founder of EarthLink, Sky quickly understood how this technology could transform the whole way in which we connected to the Internet.  If you weren’t attached to the web by a wire – you could get online virtually anywhere.   He imagined a world where people could connect on every type of device imaginable – laptops, cameras, cars and phones – in as many locations as possible. “It’s like trying to imagine all the things we’d use with electricity before electricity had been invented,” he said in a Wired magazine cover story about Boingo in October 2002.  During a snowboarding trip in Mammoth, CA, Sky sketched out the basic idea of how Boingo would work: develop software that makes it dead simple to get a user online, and partner with burgeoning Wi-Fi network operators to create an aggregated network of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. The company was incorporated in the spring of 2001 with the stealth name “Project Mammoth” and was eventually named “Boingo”

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Buy a Wi-Fi Enabled Gadget at InMotion and Get Complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi!

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Our friends at InMotion Entertainment have a fabulous deal for airport shoppers: buy any Wi-Fi enabled product and receive a complimentary one-hour Boingo Wi-Fi access pass (while supplies last). The deal is available at the following Boingo-enabled airports in the U.S.: ATL – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at Concourses A, B, C, D, E DEN – Denver International Airport at Concourses A and B EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport at Terminals B and C IAD – Washington Dulles International Airport at Terminal A IAH – George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Terminal E and International Arrivals Building JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport at Terminal 8 and British Airways Terminal LGA – La Guardia Airport at entrance to C Gates and US Air Terminal MEM – Memphis International Airport at Terminal B MSP – Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at Main Terminal ORD – Chicago O’Hare International Airport at Terminals 1 and 3 STL – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at Terminals A, C, E InMotion Entertainment shops are a traveling gadget lover’s hub for electronics, accessories and entertainment. They have locations at 31 U.S. airports and a total of 54 shops. InMotion offers a variety of the latest electronics, including MP3 players, DVD players, gaming devices, cameras and more. If you forgot certain travel accessories — headphones, auto/air adaptors, power accessories —

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Spot the Boingo Webmaster


Can you spot the webmaster among the nine Boingo employees pictured? Leave your guess in the comments section below (only one guess per person, please). The first five people to correctly name the Boingo webmaster will each receive a Boingo visor (as pictured on our beloved employees). Bonus: once the winners receive their prizes, they can win a free month of Boingo Wi-Fi by posting a Facebook photo of themselves sporting the visor.

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The Valentine’s Marriage Proposal Contest Gallery — and Winners!


Behold! Below are the marriage proposals we received from our Valentine’s contest. These declarations of love affected us in various ways. Some made us laugh and some made us misty-eyed. ALL the proposals warmed our hearts. We are lucky to have such a great community. Thank you to each and every contestant. And now, the winners! Our judges — Dave Hagan (Boingo president & CEO), Dawn Callahan (Boingo vp of marketing) and Joshua Zweighaft (Boingo superfan) have chosen the following three proposers: First place winner: Tempestt Storm for this thoughtful, fun, and all-around awesome video. You win an Apple iPad with one year of Boingo Wi-Fi! Second place winner: Steven Frischling for this quintessential, creative and all-around adorable photo. You win a Roku XDS player and six months of Boingo Wi-Fi! VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (click to view): PHOTO SUBMISSIONS (click to view): LOVE LETTERS/POEMS (click to view):

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Boingo Mystery Hotspot of the Day: Can You Name This Location?


We recently enjoyed this art exhibit at a Boingo-enabled hotspot. Can you identify which hotspot this is? First person to correctly name the location receives one month of free Boingo Wi-Fi.

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The Valentine’s Proposal Contest for Boingo Lovers


Okay, Boingo fans… in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we invite  you to participate in a challenge befitting our most ardent admirers: If you really love us, why don’t you get serious and propose?  Yes, we’re talking about a marriage proposal. Because every suitor is unique, we’re open to receiving different forms of proposals. If you like to express yourself in person, ask for our hand in a video. Are you a paramour of few words? A picture  is worth a thousand kisses. Or, if you have a way with words, sweep us off our feet with a love letter or poem. Now, before you book the reception and sweat over the invite list, we have to warn you: we can’t commit to marrying you. However, as a token of our appreciation,  we will reward the best three proposals with the following prizes (not to mention our undying affection): First place: the best proposer will receive an Apple iPad (16GB, Wi-Fi only) and a free one-year subscription to Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi. Second place: the second best proposer will receive a Roku XDS player for Internet TV entertainment and a six-month subscription to Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi. Third place: the third best proposer will

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 1/25/2011


Valentine’s Day is less than twenty days away, but it’s not too late to plan a romantic getaway. Below are a few of our favorite travel deals for all you lovebirds out there. The StarGazers Inn & Observatory in Big Bear Lake, California is offering a “Valentine’s Romance” package for $325 a couple. The price includes one night at the astrology-themed inn, roses, champagne, chocolates and bath products for the jacuzzi. The offer is valid for stays February 9-15. (Via BudgetTravel) The Lodge at Koehle, a Four Seasons Resort on the island of Lanai (a short boat-ride from Maui), is currently offering rooms starting at $295 per night with the third night free. Folks, this is a great deal, considering 1) the cost of rooms here are typically not this low 2) Koehle is a lovely, luxurious and unforgettable experience (we’ve been there and highly recommend it) — perfect for a romantic indulgence. The deal is valid for stays February 11-15. (Via Expedia) Looking to go big for Valentine’s Day, maybe even propose marriage? Check out the Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in West Sussex, England for a super-deluxe, ultra-private, tete-a-tete experience. The “romantic package” starts at £999 if booked by January 31 and includes: “exclusive hire of the spa,

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Jingle Boingo All The Way

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Boingo! To celebrate this time of good cheer, we’ve been giving away all sort of goodies on Facebook as part of the “12 Days of Joys and Toys.” (We’re currently on Day 7, so there’s still plenty of time to join the fun if you’re not already participating.) Yesterday’s competition for the Fujifilm Instax camera was especially a hoot, with three rounds of challenges. In the third round, finalists wrote alternative versions of “Jingle Bells.” The entries were so good, we thought we’d share them with you. Enjoy! The winning entry, written by Shannon Eris: Dashing through security Watch where you touch me O’er TSA we go Shoeless all the way Boingo hotspots ring …Making spirits bright What fun it is to tweet and Skype A Boingo song tonight! Oh Boingo Rocks, Boingo rocks Boingo all the way Oh what fun it is to surf With a three hour delay Oh Boingo rocks, Boingo rocks Boingo all the way Oh what fun it is to surf With a three hour delay And the fabulous runner-up entries: By Deepika Priyadarshini: Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what a fun is

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It’s the Totally Sweet Sweepstakes!

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As we announced over the summer, Boingo is now operating the Wi-Fi services at ten Krispy Kreme locations in Southern California. So we thought we’d have a belated celebration with the Totally Sweet Sweepstakes, a contest in which you are guaranteed a prize just by participating. Here’s a list of all the goodies we’re offering: Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts (up to three coupons per participant) for all participants (redeemable at Krispy Kreme locations in Southern California). Three months of free Boingo Wi-Fi and a deluxe gift pack for five participants, selected via a random drawing on December 10, 2010. The deluxe gift pack includes: one dozen glazed doughnuts per week for a whole year (redeemable at Krispy Kreme locations in Southern California), one Boingo/Krispy Kreme t-shirt, one Boingo water bottle, one Krispy Kreme travel mug, and one 1-pound bag of Krispy Kreme coffee. One year of free Boingo Wi-Fi, a $100 Amazon gift card and a deluxe gift pack for one grand prize winner, selected via a random drawing on December 20, 2010. Take a bite out of this Totally Sweet Sweepstakes now! Add your entry to the random prize drawing every time you participate in any of the following