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It’s time to celebrate—Boingo style! We’ve been awarded our eighth Global Traveler award for “Best WiFi Service” and to celebrate we’re kicking off 8 Days of Giveaways to give our awesome fans the chance to win a VIP travel tech kit. This kit is loaded with all the tech essentials you need on the go—like earbuds, a phone charger, flash drive and of course free Boingo Wi-Fi for a year with access to more than a million hotspots around the globe. Join in on the celebration! To enter our 8 Days of Giveaways, head to Twitter and simply tweet @boingo what YOU are celebrating this year using the hashtag #BoingoCelebr8. Whether it’s a milestone birthday, a big client win, running your first marathon or something else, we want to hear your reason for raising a glass. Boingo’s 8 Days of Giveaways will run December 8-15, 2017. One winner will be announced each day.    

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What a Year!


We had quite the year here at Boingo. We introduced new technology, won awards, hosted events and had fun doing it! I wish we had room to mention them all, but here are just a handful of the many milestones we passed along the road to 2016.

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Boingo Wins ACG Award for “Public Company Growth”


We win! Leading Los Angeles business organization, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Los Angeles, selected Boingo as the 2013 winner of their “Public Company Growth” award. The ACG Awards recognize outstanding companies in the Los Angeles area who have demonstrated leadership and innovation, and represent the next generation of market leaders. Continue reading

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Melanie Waldman’s Eclectic Guide to LA 2012: Roller Derby, Dumplings and Pop Art


Melanie Waldman, writer/editor extraordinaire of Travels With Two, deftly inspires workaholic couples to use their limited vacation time to travel. While she’s often traveling for work, she always looks forward to returning to her home in Los Angeles, a sprawling, vibrant city full of opportunities for exploration. Below, she’s shared her top spots and tips for having a fun, rewarding trip to the City of Angels. (Good for travelers and locals alike!) Continue reading

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Boingo Summer Travels 2011: A Photo Slideshow With Animoto


Click play on the video above and check out the array of destinations visited by the Boingo community this past summer in 2011. Just a word of caution: the photos could trigger or exacerbate the post-summer blues. If you’ve seen our videos before, you might recognize that we often use Animoto to produce our videos. Unlike standard photo slideshow programs with static presentations, Animoto creates polished and animated visual stories that look polished and professional. The company says the foundation of their platform is a “patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology that thinks like an actual director and editor.” We couldn’t tell you what that means exactly but we can guarantee that the resulting production — complete with a music soundtrack — will make you look like a cinematic genius. Animoto offers a range of pricing plans, including: Lite for free, Plus for $30/year, Pro for $249/year and a Reseller option for $499/year. Here’s a quick tutorial on the Animoto user interface: Step 1: Choose a template. Animoto offers various background templates, some of which are available to free accounts. There are also several holiday themes. Step 2: Upload photos and/or video clips. You can retrieve media from your computer, Facebook,

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A Special Invitation For LA Denizens: Come Shop With Boingo Wi-Fi


As we mentioned earlier this week, Boingo Wi-Fi is up and running at LA-based shopping centers The Grove and The Americana at Brand. Naturally, this calls for a little celebration! If you’re in Los Angeles during the next two weekends, come shoot the breeze with the Boingo team of ambassadors at The Grove and The Americana at Brand. In return for the pleasure of your company, we’ll be offering free Wi-Fi on smartphones, free ice cream and a free iPad for one lucky somebody. Event details: Dates, Locations and Times: September 17 & 18 at The Grove from 11AM to 7PM September 24 & 25 at The Americana at Brand from 11AM to 7PM Free Gifts: Get a free ice cream voucher by downloading the Boingo app to your smartphone. Show a Boingo ambassador and the scoop’s on us! Login to the free Wi-Fi at The Grove this weekend or The Americana next weekend and register for a chance to win an iPad. Boingo ambassadors will be on hand to quickly walk you through the process. Bring the family and friends because there is plenty of merriment for everyone:  shops for the fashionable, tasty bites for foodies and theatres for movie-lovers. We recently enjoyed it

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Caruso Affiliated Refashions the Shopping Experience [Video]


A few months ago, we announced that Caruso Affiliated had selected Boingo to operate the Wi-Fi services at its Los Angeles shopping centers, The Grove and The Americana at Brand.  Now, we’re happy to report that Boingo Wi-Fi has been live and connecting shoppers…such as L.A.-based Boingo employees! It’s a breeze accessing the Wi-Fi on your gadget while browsing around! But enough about us. Actually, we want to rave about our unprecedented, spectacular experience with The Grove’s complimentary concierge services (also available at The Americana at Brand). The staff took care of us the moment we arrived in the valet circle, checked in at relevant times during the day, and sent us home with smiles at the end of the day. Check out the video above for a visual of the first-class treatment we received from the staff at The Grove. What’s so necessary and special about concierge services at a shopping center? As The Grove team can tell you, plenty. They fulfill numerous guests requests for dinner reservations (at The Grove, as well as throughout L.A.), transportation, personal stylists, tourist activities, spa treatments and more. We requested a car wash and, like magic, a squeaky clean version of our car awaited us

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Win 2 Free Tickets to Katy Perry at Nokia Theatre LA, Courtesy of Boingo


UPDATE: WINNERS Thank you to everyone for entering this contest! Our judge, Dawn, had a very difficult time narrowing down the winners, so it was quite a tight race! The winners are: First place: Oscar! You win two free tickets to today’s show! Second place: Mina! You win two free tickets to today’s show! Third place: Scotty! You win a $50 gift certificate to the Katy Perry online store! ———————————————– Does Katy Perry melt your popsicle? Does she light you up like a firework? Will you be close to the golden coast this Friday evening, August 5th? If you answered “yes” to all of the above, then Boingo just might be your hook-up — we have two sets of VIP tickets (four tickets total) to the Katy Perry concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles! Want to score tickets for you and a guest? Read on! (Hey, if you won’t be in Los Angeles this Friday, don’t let it weigh you down. You can still enter our contest for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Katy Perry online store.) Here’s the Katy Perry contest dealio: Choose your favorite Katy Perry song and re-write four to ten lines of the lyrics.

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 7/10/2011


Climb aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas for a seven-night cruise along the Adriatic Coast. Prices start at $479 per person for sail dates in August, September and October 2011. Depart from Venice, Italy and stop off in Italian cities such as Ravenna, Bari, as well as Koper, Slovenia and Dubrovnik, Croatia. If you go, we’re jealous. (Via SmartTravelDeals) Southwest Airlines has your post-summer travel covered! Starting today, the airlines is offering one-way tickets between select U.S. cities starting at $59. Purchase by August 1, 2001 for travel between August 23 and December 14. Note that the cheapest fares are available for flights Monday through Thursday. (Via USA Today) Want to take a tour of Asia? Check out Cathay Pacific’s All Asia Pass, which gives you twenty-one days of travel to Hong Kong and your choice of up to four listed Asian cities starting at $1,329. Departure cities include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Book by July 31, 2011 for travel between August 16 and November 29, 2011. (Via Frommer’s) If Istanbul is on your travel wishlist, head over to ShermansTravel to find roundtrip deals starting at $545. Soak in all the history and ancient architecture and eat some exotic food! Low fares valid

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Meet a Few of Boingo’s Superfans on Facebook


Here at Boingo, we aim to design our Wi-Fi service and apps around the best customer experience possible. That’s why social media engagement is so central to our efforts — the customer feedback on social networks helps to guide us on improving and updating our offerings. Since our community shares common interests in travel and technology, we also strive to curate interesting conversations on those topics. Obviously, the success of these initiatives relies heavily on community participation, which is why it warms our hearts when members converse regularly with us via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and the Hotspot blog. To express our gratitude, we honor two individuals each month — one via Twitter and one via Facebook — as superfans of the month. Join our social communities today and let us get to know YOU as a Boingo superfan! Meet Boingo’s superfans on Facebook. We are so thankful for the great conversation and support from our superfan community! Adi Wresniyandaka Senior Principal IT Consultant Charity of choice: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Best city to Boingo: Tie between San Francisco, California and Minneapolis, Minnesota Favorite tech quote: “There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t

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Travel Tuesday Deals – 4/19/2011


Westin St. John Resort & Villas Close your eyes and imagine a  private 1200-foot-long white sand beach, a gentle breeze and the faint sound of Caribbean music. If you like that image, then check out the Virgin Island vacation package offered by CheapCaribbean.com. The $649 starting rate includes roundtrip airfare and four nights at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Travel between May 1 and August 19 (excluding May 13-15) and book by May 31, 2011. (Via CheapCaribbean.com) Virgin America is having a May sale for travel to and from major U.S. cities, including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Orlando, Boston and New York. Airfare from one west coast city to another, e.g., Seattle to San Francisco, starts at $59, while travel from New York to the West Coast starts at $149. If you’re interested, hurry up and book by Wednesday, April 20th at midnight. Fly anytime in May and book at least seven days in advance. (Via Virgin America) Going to London for the Royal Wedding? Check out Lonely Planet’s Royal London Audio Walking Tour app for the iPhone, which is currently FREE for a limited time. (Via Lonely Planet) In honor of National Park Week, over