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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This guest post is authored by Scott Phillips, Boingo’s Vice President of Airports. Airports are prioritizing improving the passenger experience, and there’s a specific trend that is prompting airports to re-evaluate communication strategies and initiatives with passengers.
Holiday shoppers put their mobile devices to work when shopping in-store over the Black Friday weekend, and utilized retail Wi-Fi networks to use native apps, price compare and scan QR codes to purchase items through retail websites. Wi-Fi usage on Boingo’s mall Wi-Fi networks was up more than 185% on Black Friday, and up over 80% throughout the holiday shopping weekend. Continue reading
The 2012 London Olympics are the most connected in history, and spectators at the Games and viewers from around the world are sharing their experiences real-time. The influx of connection-hungry visitors, skyrocketing mobile traffic and new hotspots means one thing for hackers: the Olympics are a golden opportunity for exploitation and data capture.
In an IDG Connect byline, we share tips to keep your data secure from hackers on public Wi-Fi networks at the Games, and at any other high-traffic events. Continue reading
We’re happy to announce that you can now use PayPal when buying Boingo Wi-Fi access. And we have to give credit where credit is due: Boingo customers suggested we add PayPal as a purchase option, and we thought that was a brilliant idea. Thanks to the community for the guidance! Hopefully, PayPal will ease the payment process for our international customers, who voiced the strongest desire for this option. Also, we think the addition of PayPal will help those of you purchasing Wi-Fi on your mobile devices, which can be more challenging to navigate because of smaller screen sizes. Now, you can simply select the PayPal option, log in to your PayPal account, and you’re done! No additional account information required. Read the Boingo press release on PayPal. Please let us know if you have any questions. As always, we get some of our best ideas from our customers, so send us your suggestions!
When Apple pre-announced the iPad, I was disappointed at what appeared to be an iPod Touch on steroids. I didn’t understand what was so “revolutionary” and “magical” about it. Now that I’ve been using the iPad for a couple of weeks, I get it. The device does live up to the hype. In fact, I like it better for just about every online activity…watching a video, e-reading (even over the Kindle), typing out a business email, gaming or just plain web browsing. My iPad sits on the coffee table in our family room so that it’s always within reach, and I find that I prefer it to my laptop and other mobile devices (which include an iPhone and a Nexus One). It’s fun, intuitive, and magical. I love my iPad (as you can see from the photo that my wife took). So far, my only complaint about the iPad is that it’s heavy. As a lap device, it’s fine. But if it’s not resting or propped against something, it’s a bit cumbersome. I’ve read some reviews that suggest the iPad is only for certain usage scenarios such as home entertainment. I disagree. I think the iPad will eventually find its