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Four years ago, I had the great privilege of standing alongside an amazing leadership team in New York City as Boingo rang the NASDAQ opening bell in celebration of going public. As anyone involved in a venture-backed business will tell you, the road from start-up to IPO is incredibly difficult. In fact, only 5% of VC-backed companies ever go public. So the fact that Boingo succeeded where so many others have failed was not simply the result of a great idea, good timing, sound leadership and patient investors. It included plenty of luck, too. And believe me, every one of us who had a hand in Boingo’s journey from start-up to IPO felt very lucky that day. But in many ways, it was a day like any other. That’s because – as I shared with our team many times – “going public” was never Boingo’s ultimate goal. It was just one more step in the ongoing journey of building a great company. That’s really important. Because if we felt we’d “arrived” on May 3, 2011, then we wouldn’t have been prepared to take on the significant headwinds that blew our way not long after going public. Boingo was built on

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The Boingo Hotspots and Snapshots Photo Contest


Recently, we announced Boingo Wi-Fi would be embedded on the Samsung ST5500/CL80, a 14.2 megapixel digital camera that allows you to email or upload your photos to social networks — all directly from the camera using Boingo’s high-speed connectivity (read our review here). The team here at Boingo is having a hoot of a time taking and editing pictures with this camera, and we want to let you in on the fun. Starting today through July 22, 2010, we invite you to participate in the Boingo Hotspots and Snapshots photo contest for a chance to win your very own Samsung ST5500/CL80. The contest, for amateur photographers only (sorry, Annie Leibovitz), features the four following category themes: Boingo hotspots, travel, technology, and happiness. Four winners, one from each theme, will be selected based on both popular vote and professional judging. So upload your best shots to the Boingo gallery, get your friends to vote for your photo once it’s posted in the Boingo gallery, and you could be one of the lucky winners! Good luck! For the Official Rules, click here. For the contest terms and conditions, click here. About the Judges: Leah Zawadzki has loved photography as far back as