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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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Boingo CEO Shares Insights with LA Executive Community at Inc. CEO Roundtable

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Boingo president and CEO David Hagan shared Boingo’s journey from venture-backed start-up to publicly traded company at the Inc. Los Angeles “CEO Roundtable.” Read on to learn more about this “classic Inc. story.” Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Dear Boingo Customers, Friends and Family, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As we wind down 2011, I thought I’d take a moment to express gratitude, reflect on the year, and reinforce our 2012 efforts as a company. On behalf of the Boingo team, thank you for supporting the company. Boingo is fortunate to have a customer community who celebrates our successes, engages with us through our social channels, and provides feedback for improvement. Your involvement is a big motivator in our efforts to deliver the best Wi-Fi service possible. 2011 was quite a year for Boingo, most notably because of our IPO in May. This year also marked our ten-year anniversary. The past decade has flown by, and I’m proud we’ve built a sustainable company for the long term. In 2011, we also made great strides toward our strategic goals. We grew from 200,000+ to 400,000+ Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide through existing and new partnerships. We deployed additional Boingo-operated networks in new types of venues including stadiums, malls and restaurants. We launched Wi-Finder, an app that helps you find and connect to free and Boingo hotspots. We expanded our portfolio of gadgets we support. We introduced more flexible Wi-Fi plans and payment options. We

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 6/21/2011


Do you have your heart set on an ultimate cruise vacation in 2012? Luxury line Crystal Cruises has launched a sale on seven sailings departing between January and April 2012. Fares have been discounted to as low as 62% off the brochure price and start at $3215 per person. The price includes airfare from locations in North America, a $500/person shipboard credit, and ten to sixteen nights aboard the ship. Destinations include Miami, Costa Rica, Brazil, Buenos Aires and Caldera. Book by August 31, 2011. (Via USAToday) To commemorate the first day of summer on 6/21/2011, the U.S. National Park Service is offering free admission to over 100 parks. Additional free days this year include September 24 for Public Lands Day and November 11-13 for Veterans Day weekend. For accomodations, check out Frommer’s top picks for national park lodges. Southwest Airlines is celebrating forty years of service with $40 fares! The sale includes all cities in the Southwest network, as well as routes via AirTran. The $40 fare applies for one-way flights within 450 miles from the originating destination. Flights over 451 miles cost $80 each way. Book by June 23, 2011 for travel between August 23, 2011 and November 14, 2011. Note

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Boingo NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony: Live Blog


The Boingo executive team is in New York City at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony! Here’s a play-by-play of the action (in EST): 9:00 AM: Boingo executives are greeted by a NASDAQ welcome message. 9:02 AM: The Boingo executive team waits backstage for the ceremony to begin. 9:05 AM: Boingo CEO and president, Dave Hagan, preps for his opening bell speech. 9:10 AM: SVP of finance Pete Hovenier and his family strike a pose with CEO Dave Hagan. The little fellow is Pete’s son and the youngest member of the Boingo entourage today. 9:10 AM: Meanwhile, NASDAQ guests admire the Boingo ad featured in Times Square. 9:11 AM: VP of marketing Dawn Callahan and CEO Dave Hagan strike a pose. Looking sharp! 9:12 AM: A group photo of Boingo executives and family. 9:13 AM: That’s Tom Hunt, Boingo longest-standing customer, with Dave Hagan. Tom is a special guest at today’s event and has been a Boingo member since 2002! 9:17 AM: Managing director of NASDAQ Greg Hernandez officially opens today’s NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony. He states he is “so excited to have Boingo open today’s trading session.” Let the official ceremony commence! 9:18 AM: NASDAQ executive host welcomes Boingo CEO Dave Hagan, the executive team, family,

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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”