Boingo Inks Wi-fi Sponsorship Deal With Microsoft

Looking for free Wi-Fi in New York City or San Francisco? A new deal between Boingo Wireless, the Los Angeles Wi-Fi hotspot operator, and Microsoft will provide free Boingo Wi-Fi at locations in New York an San Francisco, Boingo said today. Boingo said the free Wi-Fi comes as part of a promotion for Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Boingo said the free access is available now, and runs through the end of the year; the deal comes thanks to Boingo's recent acquisition of Cloud Nine.