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Nestor Bailly, PSFK on May 14, 2013. @NKBailly

France considers a tax on tech products to finance cultural projects. Yahoo

Study shows we lie on social media. A lot. Telegraph

More US teens tie from texting while driving than DUI. Mashable

Patagonia launches venture fund for sustainable startups. Fast Company

Mobile gift card app integrates Bitcoin. TechCrunch

Why humans have evolved as ‘meme machines.’ Big Think

Behind the creation of a campaign for Oreo’s 101st anniversary. NY Times

Why $3.99 is the right price for a self-published ebook. paidContent

Amazon launches virtual currency, gives $5 to all users. TechCrunch

Tracking hate speech with a gay slur twitter tracker. Fast Company

The economic benefit of trees. Inhabitat

iPhones tend to be dirtier than toilets. Refinery29

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