Shiftgig hires new CEO from LinkedIn

Shiftgig, an on-demand staffing platform, didn't have to look far for a new CEO. Wade Burgess, a LinkedIn veteran, takes over the top job from co-founder Eddie Lou, who becomes executive chairman.

Burgess sees opportunity in the gig economy. "There's a very obvious change in the relationship between employee and employer. The gig economy is the next version of that. I was looking for the right company. Shiftgig is first and foremost a technology company that happens to be in the talent space."

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Telnyx Recognized as Cisco Meraki Carrier for Enterprise VoIP

Telnyx, a leading provider of global carrier-grade VoIP services, announced today its partnership with Cisco Meraki as its exclusive SIP trunking provider in Canada. Telnyx’s unique Mission Control™ portal and API give users the ability to instantly provision and elastically scale telephony services on-demand in more than 30 countries.

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Zipwhip nabs $9M from Microsoft + others to let landlines send and receive SMS texts

Zipwhip, which has built a platform to let people with mobile phones send text messages to businesses that call them from landline phones, is today announcing that it has raised $9 million in funding. The Series B was led by VC Voyager Capital, with participation also from strategic backers Microsoft Ventures, regional telecom GCI, and Inteliquent, an interconnection partner for communications service providers.

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