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A few months ago, I saw a car driving around with the “Tooxme” logo, but I had no idea what it was. I thought it was something similar to the Google Maps cars that drive around.

Then, I saw an ad or something, and looked it up. It’s pretty cool; they call it “Social Mobility.” TCS is a partner, to lend it some credibility.

People download the app from iTunes Store or Google Play and create an account. Thereafter, if you are driving somewhere and have space in your car, you put in your destination and indicate that you are available. If someone along y

our route needs a ride, you’ll be notified and can make the pickup.

On the other hand, if you are without a car, you can indicate where you are and where you want to go and if someone is traveling that route, you’ll be matched.

The cool thing is that drivers earn credit for driving around while “available.” It’s not much, but it’s a small incentive.

I’ve been “available” for about a month and I often forget to change my status to “Available,” but I’ll keep trying. I haven’t had a rider, yet, but maybe someday soon.

Does anyone else use Tooxme? Need a ride?


I’ve been a big fan of Siri since the technology was announced. In fact, when I first heard Apple’s voice recognition technology on the iPhone would be called Siri…well, to be honest, I called my Norwegian friend, Siri, and told her how cool it would be that she would be in/on my iPhone.

Seriously, I use Siri. Not always, maybe not even often, but often enough. Weather, set timer (for baking or waiting for Clash of Clans troops to be ready, etc.), looking for information on the web, scores for my beloved Boston and DC sports teams, etc. I make appointments with Siri. And so on.

A few weeks ago, I went to the Balloon Festival in Switzerland with my son and some friends and on the way back, we somehow were discussing the “Who let the dogs out?” song. Something about the Apple ad a few years back that used the song. But, none of us could remember who sang it.

Siri: “Search the web for who sang Who Let the Dogs Out?”

Well, she only heard me say “Who let the dogs out” but she sure got the answer right!


If you don’t get it, just watch this video.

Oh, the answer is Baha Men.

Oh my god, how did I miss this?!?

As of 01 February 2014, you can buy tickets for TPG by sending an SMS message.

  • Send the message “tpg1″ to 788 to buy a full-fare ticket, 3.50 CHF, valid for 60 minutes.
  • Send the message “tpg2″ to 788 to buy a reduced-fare ticket, 2.50 CHF valid for 60 minutes.

It only works with Swiss SIM cards.

Apparently you can also buy tickets using the TPG app for iOS or Android devices. This is also news.

Click here for full official details (valid link as of 12.02.2014)