SlideApp raises $3.6 mn led by Songhyun Investment

SlideApp raises $3.6 mn led by Songhyun Investment
* SlideApp, a lock screen app that awards Android users for reading content, today said it has raised USD 3.6 million in series A funding, led by Songhyun Investment.
With a download base of over 5 million, the platform plans to utilise the raised funds to scale up its user base, develop products and strengthen its brand presence in the market.
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FreeCharge partners with Jet Airways for cashless tickets * Digital payments company FreeCharge has partnered with Jet Airways to allow users to pay for air tickets using its mobile wallet.
“Our alliance with Jet Airways is a significant step in further strengthening our presence in the travel & hospitality domain. The digital payments footprint in the country gets a major boost when leading online partners, like Jet Airways, give their users more and superior digital payment options,” FreeCharge CEO Govind Rajan said.
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Micromax partners OYO
* Domestic handset maker Micromax today said it has inked a partnership with OYO’s to allow users to book hotels and get access to discount offers through pre-embedded app.
“Under this partnership, Micromax users will be able to avail exclusive deals through their Micromax handsets and also get instant updates for exclusive OYO offers,” Micromax said in a statement.
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Computers still preferred to find a job or learn skills * A majority of people prefer a computer over a smartphone as an education tool as well as for getting more job opportunities, a report by Kantar IMRB today said.
The report, which was commissioned by Intel India and has been endorsed by Indian School of Business, said personal computing will be “catalytic” in India’s shift from content consumption to knowledge creation. PTI SR ADI MR