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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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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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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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The Boingo 2010 Gift Guide For Travelers


Need gifts for the travel junkie in your life? We polled road warriors on the Boingo staff, as well as those in the Boingo Facebook community, and rounded up our favorite suggestions. Boingo Employees: Amazon Kindle ($139 and up): “I’ve become very fond of my Kindle, especially as a traveling companion. The selection of books is great, as is the Wi-Fi connectivity. What’s more, the Kindle automatically syncs to my smartphone and PC.” — Jim Hamm, director of account management Apple iPad ($499 and up): “The one and only thing I absolutely *must* have when I’m traveling these days is my iPad. While I was skeptical of the iPad hoopla before it launched, I am now an unabashed convert. I use it in innumerable ways. The Kindle and Zinio apps allow me to bring along the three or four books and small stack of magazines I’m always juggling without taking up space in my carry on. I use the Maps and “Around Me” apps to figure out where I’m going or when I need to find a nail salon in a new city, pronto. I use my iPad on cross-country flights to catch up on podcasts (WNYC’s Radiolab and American

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The Boingo 2010 Gift Guide For Gadget Geeks

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If you’re looking for gift ideas for the tech geek in your life, look no further. We fished for suggestions from the geeks we know best — Boingo employees. Here are a few of their favorite tech things: Apple iPad ($499 and up) powered by Boingo Wi-Fi ($7.95/month): “I’ve had my iPad for six months now and I’m still enchanted with it. And nothing beats the ability to get online at 200,000+ Boingo hotspots.” — Dave Hagan, president & CEO Apple iPhone 4 ($199 and up): “It’s a mini-computer, it has wi-fi (via Boingo!), it takes great pictures, and there’s never a boring moment with all the available apps, games, music and videos.” — Nadia Lee, senior A/P analyst Apple MacBook Air ($999 and up): “It’s light, thin and powerful. It’s all I want for Christmas.” — Jennifer Demeterio, web engineer Boxee ($199): “Boxee’s website says it best: ‘A lot of your favorite shows and movies are already available on the Internet. Boxee is a device that finds them and puts them on your TV. It’s easy to use and even better, there’s no monthly fee.’” — Brian Shields, web development and architecture manager Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR

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Get Ready: It’s the Boingo iPad Contest


  Have you heard the news? By popular demand, we’ve launched a new iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad application that allows you to purchase one-hour credits for Wi-Fi service directly from your Apple iTunes account. So you can buy $1.99 credits and redeem them — whenever it suits you — at 125,000+ Boingo hotspots worldwide. Looking for a Boingo Wi-Fi location while you’re on the go? There’s a mapping feature for that. You can read more details in our Boingo Wi-Fi Credits press release (note the “buy ten, get one free” special). Now, onto iPad giveaway time. We’re really excited about the new Boingo app — so much so that we’re giving away an Apple iPad to the 1000th person to download and register the new Boingo Wi-Fi Credits app from Apple’s App Store. With no further ado, here are the contest directions and rules: 1. Go to the iTunes App store and download the free Boingo Wi-Fi Credits app to your iPhone or iPod Touch. 2. Once installed, launch the app and enter your email address. Note: a valid email is required to register your entry. 3. Good news: You automatically win a Wi-Fi credit! 4. Potentially fantastic news:

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10 Travel/Technology Obsessions


Recently, I asked several Boingo folks to each share one travel or technology obsession of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my colleagues had trouble picking just one. (I knew I was dealing with a bunch of geeks and dreamers.) In any case, I narrowed down the list to ten items, below. What is your current travel/technology obsession (and yes, it’s okay if you have more than one ;))? The Apple iPad: “I’m excited that it will be the first e-reader in color.” Tim Fox, director of billing and reporting. Animoto: “Animoto takes your photos and video and turns them into these amazing little movies that will make your friends believe you’re a budding Spielberg. Free.” Dawn Callahan, vice president of marketing. Internet Radio App for Nokia Smartphones: “This is an all time killer app for me. Clear digital stereo streaming of 100+ radio stations from across the globe. Works on wi-fi as well as 3G networks.” Kishore Raja, senior device engineer. SonyPlaystation 3: “Blu-ray, games, 3D Movies coming this summer, Wi-Fi, and Netflix streaming — what more do you need?” Sush Wu, software test engineer. CNN App for Blackberry: This is my real-time “newspaper” fix during my bus commute to and from