Passport’s Picks of the Week
New York is suing Time Warner Cable to the latest Yelp feature, this week’s picks are some must-read articles. Get the latest go-to reads from the Passport team!
Perfecting Public Transportation: 10 U.S. Cities with Progressive Plans
Of all the big transit moves being made throughout the United States, I believe the MBTA’s new performance dashboard is one of the biggest steps forward. Rather than becoming defensive, MBTA has opened up their financials, ridership, and reliability numbers for everyone to see. This will go a long way towards informing the average citizen what it truly takes to run a major transit system.
– Tom Wiese, Sales Associate
Imagining The City of Tomorrow
Ford poses a question that will make you think: 100 years from now what will our cities look like? Today with half of the world’s population living in cities, it’s an interesting question to ask ourselves as we envision the city of the future. Thanks to Ford, industry experts weighed in on the question….
– Chris Watt, Client Success Manager
Time Warner Cable Sued by New York On Behalf of League of Legends, Netflix Customers
The state of New York is in the process of suing Time Warner Cable due to providing consumers with “internet service that was much slower than advertised”. While TWC failed to update its networks, and they were in the process of negotiating new contracts with Netflix and Riot Games, it’s claimed that the company allegedly worked in secret to confuse the FCC.
– Tydus Mana, Client Success Manager
Yelp Launches New Feature For Asking and Answering Questions About Any Business
Yelp’s newest feature? Question and Answers. The self-explanatory feature allows users to do just that — ask the mobile app a question about a business and get an answer. Currently, some of the top questions include things such as the amount of time it takes to get to an airport, if a particular bar allows dogs, as well as a personal favorite — The Bachelorette. In a world where we’d rather write a Yelp review than submit a comment card, it’s interesting to see how Yelp aims to improve the user experience.
– Kimberly Kufel, Content Marketing Specialist