Boingo helps the world stay connected. Over our 15+ year history, we’ve achieved many milestones to bring people connectivity, whenever they want, wherever they go. We are now tackling our next endeavor—creating the converged network of the future where licensed and unlicensed spectrum coexist. Convergence makes the connected world of tomorrow possible and is central to unlocking new opportunities, from smart cities and IoT to smart homes, autonomous vehicles and more. To share our vision, Dr. Derek Peterson, Boingo CTO, presents the following manifesto, which calls for convergence. Go here to view, download and print your Convergence Manifesto.
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Tim Zagat, co-founder of dining and entertainment Zagat guides, says it’s time to establish new dining etiquette. As we read through the list, we keep wondering: how do these rules apply in different countries worldwide? Seasoned travelers, what are some region-specific dining etiquette that you’ve encountered? Here’s a summary of Zagat’s “10 New Rules of Dining Etiquette:” Men and women deserve equal service quality. According to Zagat, most diners think men receive better service because they’re perceived as the bill payers. The person who invites pays the bill unless an agreement made in advance says otherwise. Whoever is ready first orders first. The Emily Post tradition is women order first. Fiddling with any gadget (e.g., a smartphone) is bad manners. Do not bring children to non-relevant restaurants (e.g., romantic places). Dress casually, the way they do in Los Angeles. Let the restaurant know if you can’t make it for a reservation. Enjoy yourself, but don’t overstay if there’s a line of people waiting to dine. Chivalry is dead except for the act of door-opening: men should open doors and women should let them. Customers should expect good food and service. Short of that, they have every right to be disappointed and tell all