Two interesting French start-ups

The city of Grenoble is testing the invention of a local start-up and recently installed a terminal, which delivers free reading material to people waiting in public spaces - a short-story distribution terminal.
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A woman chooses a short story at a short-story distribution terminal in the Mistral district of Grenoble, on October 12, 2015. The city of Grenoble is testing the invention of a local start-up and recently installed the terminal, which delivers free reading material to people waiting in public spaces. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman chooses a short story at a short-story distribution terminal in the Mistral district of Grenoble, on October 12, 2015. The city of Grenoble is testing the invention of a local start-up and recently installed the terminal, which delivers free reading material to people waiting in public spaces. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman chooses a short story at a short-story distribution terminal in the Mistral district of Grenoble, on October 12, 2015. The city of Grenoble is testing the invention of a local start-up and recently installed the terminal, which delivers free reading material to people waiting in public spaces. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Simplifia, a start-up company launched by EMLYON graduates Maxime Nory and Baptiste Dhauss, is a company specialised in post-death administrative work and disrupting the sector of funeral services. A Simplifia station is pictured in a funeral, on October 26, 2015 in Lyon. At a time of Uber, online comparators and social networks, funeral services seem frozen thirty years ago, but the arrival of \nsome start-up in the market is about to dust the sector. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A person writes on a Simplifia station in a funeral, on October 26, 2015 in Lyon. At a time of Uber, online comparators and social networks, funeral services seem frozen thirty years ago, but the arrival of some start-up in the market is about to dust the sector. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Simplifia president Maxime Nory looks on in his office on October 26, 2014 in Lyon. At a time of Uber, online comparators and social networks, funeral services seem frozen thirty years ago, but the arrival of some start-up in the market is about to dust the sector. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Simplifia station is pictured in a funeral, on October 26, 2015 in Lyon. At a time of Uber, online comparators and social networks, funeral services seem frozen thirty years ago, but the arrival of some start-up in the market is about to dust the sector. (AFP/Getty Images)
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