We’ve always been huge advocates of startups. So it brings not only TechZulu, but also Gadget Review great pleasure to announce a partnership with Microsoft.

In the coming weeks we will begin to search out qualified startups who can take advantage of what Microsoft has to offer. Is that you? If so, we want to hear from you.

At this point most people know you can learn just about anything online, but MentorMob founders Vince Leung and Kris Chinosorn found weeding through free online instruction to find quality content cumbersome and tedious. The founders are lifelong friends and lifelong learners from Chicago who have had successful careers in tech before joining forces to create the ultimate free social online learning destination that takes the best teachers on the web and curates their content into MentorMob learning Guides.

There are many social networks out there to share pics or circles of friends, but onLoop’s mission is to engage users and conversations through shared interests within a rich multidimensional messaging app.

One of the hardest parts of email marketing is building a subscriber base and getting them to open your emails but that’s only half the battle. Once you have a solid subscriber list and effective onboarding process, what’s next? Well, it’s simple, retaining that list and ensuring your subscribers are engaged and coming back. As we move forward in this digital age, attention spans are shortening and a need for value is growing. A simple direct response campaign that might have worked in the past won’t necessarily get the same results today.

Technology is essential for businesses that want to gain an edge over competitors in today’s world. Computers and the Internet have now brought in a new era that relies on data to make profitable business decisions in the competitive environment. However, many business owners neglect to take advantage of these new technologies because they believe that they are only available to large corporations.

Entrepreneurs and startups operate within a David versus Goliath environment. With small budgets, limited staff and inexperience, they somehow have to find a way to make a name for themselves, and compete against much bigger organizations. Big data offers many promises in a number of different industries, but does it have the ability to help small businesses?

First things first. Why raise funds? This seems like an obvious question but you need to be clear why you’re looking to raise in order to come up with an effective game plan and determine your best funding option.

Since we live in a technical age and since businesses are essentially fueled by technology, it is vital to know who to call on when you need one thing or another. There are various tech savvy groups of people that can assist businesses in their development, implementation and use of technology. Some people think that all of these people go by the same title, but this is not true.

There is little doubt that the combination of sensors, smarts and systems that is the Internet of Things is on course to change every element of our daily lives. From fixing everyday problems to solving global issues, the Internet of Things has enormous potential. But the ability to add sensors to everyday products, connect unusual items to the Internet and lend a little something extra to the ordinary can also be, well, fun.

Security breaches have become all too common in recent years. Whether it’s the breach at Target that revealed the information of millions of customers or the Sony hack that caused so much controversy, security breaches can cause a lot of damage, often taking years to recover. Beyond cyber attacks, many people and businesses around the world are still trying to come to grips with the recent revelations of government surveillance from Edward Snowden.