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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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Mobile and Travel: From Looking to Booking

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Smartphones and tablets have changed the way consumers research and plan travel, and now mobile is poised to become a vital channel for bookings. This year, mobile travel bookings will account for 18% of the U.S. online travel market, and the figure will surge to over 25% in 2015. Continue reading

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Passenger Mobile Usage to Take Off from Gate-to-Gate and Beyond

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With the FAA expanding the use of mobile devices in-flight and more travelers toting smartphones in their travels, use of mobile devices is set to increase on every step of the passenger journey. Continue reading

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Boingo Execs to Present at Airports Council International-North America

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Boingo President Nick Hulse and airport expert Zack Sterngold will be featured presenters at the Airport Council International-North America Conference, taking place Sept. 22-25 in San Jose. They will provide insights on passenger connectivity trends shaping airport wireless networks today, and the mobile-first services that airports and consumers will be clamoring for in the future. Continue reading

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Boingo Marketing Exec Presents at ICSC MOCIAL Conference

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Boingo’s Dawn Callahan presented to an enthusiastic audience of marketers from leading shopping centers, retail chains and mall developers at the ICSC MOCIAL (Mobile+Social+Local) Conference, an event featuring speakers, topics and innovations that are redefining the retail experience. Continue reading

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Let the (Hacking) Games Begin: Reducing Risks on Public Wi-Fi Networks During the Games

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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

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Mobile Data Demand: Required Reading from Andrew Seybold

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Recently, there have been a lot of headlines identifying mobile data growth as a crisis in the making — a collection of different voices adding to the discussion, culminating in a chorus of warnings about the coming capacity crunch. Even with upgrades to 4G, there won’t be enough mobile data capacity to meet the exploding demand for data thanks to the proliferation of powerful smartphones that put the Internet in our hands, available at every turn. Andrew Seybold, one of the wireless industry’s best established pundits, has added his voice to the chorus with his newsletter article “Managing the Demand for Wireless Data” — and it is one of the most thorough deconstructions of the issue that we’ve seen in print. Sometimes it takes a seasoned veteran to distill the myriad complexities of the issue down into a single, comprehensive overview that readily addresses the critical aspects of the issue at hand, including the likelihood of increased costs for heavy users due to new tiered pricing structures. We highly recommend reading his article, and then reading it again. It’s that good. LINK: Managing the Demand for Wireless Data

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iPad Surpasses Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile in Four Days


Shocked. That may be the only word to describe our disposition after looking at updated web analytics for our managed network of hotspots. Within four days of release, the iPad has moved into second place among non-laptop devices, more than doubling the traffic of Android phones, and eclipsing the volume of devices from Blackberry and Windows Mobile. The iPhone took significantly longer to make this kind of impact when it was released in 2007, and the radical growth it experienced didn’t take off until the 3G edition was launched a year later (at a significantly lower price). The release is here.

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Boingo Wi-Fi Now Powers Blackberry Devices


You asked for it, and we’ve delivered! Boingo Mobile, our Wi-Fi service for mobile devices and smartphones, is now available on the Blackberry® Curve 8900, Blackberry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry® Bold. For just $7.95 per month, Boingo Mobile gives you a high-speed alternative to cellular data so you surf the Internet, download large files, upload pictures, and stream video — all on your Blackberry. Usage is unlimited and you can connect all over the globe. That’s right, surf to your heart’s content while you travel for business or pleasure and save on international roaming costs. To get Boingo Mobile, first download our free login software directly to your Blackberry. The software tells you when you’re in a Boingo hotspot and automatically connects you. Next, sign up via the software; or alternatively sign up on a PC. We’re constantly working to expand our portfolio of smartphone support, which now includes the Android™, iPhone®, Symbian™ Series 60, and Windows Mobile™ platforms. We know how much y’all love those mobile devices of yours! To download the free Boingo software for Blackberry, click here. To download Boingo software for other mobile devices, click here. To sign up for Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi for your Blackberry,