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Planet GoGo raises seed funding from HT Media and North Base Media

Planet GoGo, a lock screen/news snippets app, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from HT Media’s subsidiary HT Digital Media Holdings and North Base Media (NBM). The startup will use the funding for gaining new users. Founded in September this year, Planet GoGo launched its Android app last month. Rather than just unlock, the app lets users read the latest news on the lock screen without unlocking. Users can swipe through to read more stories, or swipe the unlock button to get to their home screens. As of now the app claims to have 42 content sources although it does not clarify which these sources are. Interestingly the app also gives reward points for reading stories and unlocking the phone. These points can be then accumulated over time to buy talktime recharges with Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, BSNL, Tata Indicom, Uninor…

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