Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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RSS: another poor tech name going mainstream

RSS: another poor tech name  going mainstream

"RSS is a terrible name for a great technology; it can stand for either Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, and neither really tells you that it means subscribing to a Web site so you don't have to check it for updates." -David Pogue, NY TimesNY Times columnist David Pogue bashes the poor tech naming habits that have given us terms like RSS, EV-DO, Wi-Fi, U.

published June 27, 2005 by

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Longhorn buzz; a two-way look

Longhorn buzz; a two-way look

BT Trax isn’t the only tool doing the heavy lifting of processing mountains of content data and shaping into information. Intelliseek’s BlogPulse Trend Tool similarly applies machine-learning and natural-language processing techniques to discover trends in the blogosphere.

published June 16, 2005 by

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Blog with Jupiter Research and get a free report

Blog with Jupiter Research and get a free report

Jupiter Research analyst/blogger David Schatsky invites readers to take a stab at their research with a different spin (looks like it's the second time they've done so): This time I'd like to shine a light on our Web Technologies and Operations research. Check out that section, choose a report and tell me why you might offer a different or complementary view that's worthy.

published June 13, 2005 by

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IBM edges toward 'Sox in a box'

IBM edges toward 'Sox in a box'

If you're evaluating compliance tools, you may want to consider what AMR Research has to say about IBM's updated Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting in a recent report. "With its latest release, v2.

published June 8, 2005 by

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Apple-Intel deal roundup

Apple-Intel deal roundup

IT research houses will take a day or two to collect their thoughts on the Apple-Intel deal, but the blogosphere has been blazing with the news ever since CNET reported the rumor last Friday. The weekend’s skeptics were silenced once Steve Jobs made it official today, and latest reports say Wall Street isn't all that impressed with the move.

published June 6, 2005 by

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Office 12: Why Microsoft passed on OpenDocument XML format

Office 12: Why Microsoft passed on OpenDocument XML format

"We could have used a format from others and shoehorned in functionality, but our design needs to be different because we have 400 million legacy users. Moving 400 million users to XML is a complex problem" -Jean Paoli, Microsoft XML architect (from BetaNews)While it's good news that Microsoft is defaulting to an open XML format in their next iteration of Office, Stephen O'Grady of RedMonk thinks that the company could have done better to also support the Open Document Format, an OASIS standard.

published June 2, 2005 by

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