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Today new technology makes it easier than ever to be an entrepreneur -- Just -- the Internet let's low morale -- connect tourists to people or rent rooms and apartments.
A new Smartphone app called lift connects people who want -- taxi ride with people have a car and some free time.
The driver make some money of the passengers save some great everyone wins well.
Not -- established taxi companies so they turn big government regulators.
Last year California find lift for operating as passenger carriers without evidence of public liability coverage on file with the CP UC.
Failing to -- -- drivers in the employer -- Lotus program and so on and on.
This is a matter of public safety said the regulator.
So is lift -- public safety probably -- We have special correspondent Kennedy check it out she became a lift driver.
She had to go through a background check in in person interview a check of her car for safety and insurance and after that.
She wasn't business.
-- Passengers are encouraged to get in the front seat because that's -- leaders as the company and drivers is supposed to give a fist -- -- I'm.
-- -- Cori yet and here Alex Alex Alex glory fans when -- Kennedy did not put this ridiculous -- and her car just a -- me.
All lift drivers use -- it's a way to identify lift cars after Kennedy dropped off -- first passengers.
And you diet she then checked her phone to see who else wants arrived -- and.
Just like fishing.
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Passengers save money they paid less than normal taxi fare Kennedy made some money and gets to keep most of that.
She's happy how much time passengers are happy -- -- amazing -- Very sociable.
So all of this was a good experience.
This is a perfect marriage.
Entrepreneurship in capitalism and technology.
This was a great experience.
I would use this platform it's so easy is it was really really fun to be driver.
Our -- -- -- work no money changes hands is all by credit card yet you put your credit card information -- to lift application you also have to have.
At FaceBook account that Max is your credit card -- -- they know your real person.
And they check your FaceBook friends make sure you're not a minor.
-- And -- time drivers rate passengers if there's a passenger -- a problem yes it it's like eBay or air India these other companies where you have incentive.
To deliver good service and to be a good customer you rate each other so in passenger got out of the car they raided -- when they got out of the car I raided that.
And how -- -- powers lift make -- Listen makes money by donation I think that's one of the ways -- -- operate with a donation not yet a cab fare then I don't know if -- -- some sort of charitable organization that's coming skirt taxes or liability or whatever.
But whatever the case.
On your phone you decide what the donation is there's -- suggested donation for however long -- far your ride was and you can add.
-- -- -- -- But you can -- a little something on to that.
And he feared she.
You the next driver knows and might not go to pick -- up.
That's another incentive for being a good customer because you're bumped up in the Q -- one of the drivers is looking for people eight who donate well or -- Rate drivers with the high star rating so the regulators said this is a public safety threat.
You know wet -- we get our cars it's safety concern it's not as dangerous thing we bill but.
Some people don't want to dry and they don't pay money every single time for a taxi it's a great alternative.
And you they did check you out out the back and -- with so thorough we actually had to wait an entire week should the segment.
Because you go through criminal background check and DMV -- you have to show proof of insurance and your driver's license they have my Social Security number so.
Actually of wearing a black why -- they have to hand -- all this come -- you know be it the power of the stash of need you out.
I'm so this is re branding so people all -- looking mustache like what that I think he's all over the place.
And that's how you know -- lift -- -- so not only can you see on your phone your car is approaching you look up you see the pink stash and -- when I CEO.
Have an honor angels are -- So far -- only in San Francisco Los Angeles Seattle Chicago but they're expanding rapidly this sounds -- -- I love this site.
It's a great idea it really -- it's so easy -- don't have to pull out any cash and drivers and customers.
Are thrilled with the service thank you Kennedy let's hope the regulators don't kill it off next.
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