A long weekend is the perfect time to catch up on what’s been happening recently in the world of technology.
It’s also the perfect time to catch up on some sleep and calories.
Last week’s biggest news came from the world of telecommunications, and especially Telecom, who finally handed in its final bid for ultra-fast broadband.
But just as UFB took one step forward, Telecom was hit with a massive fine over alleged price-fixing.
Then the government announced that rural broadband negotiations with Telecom and Vodafone have been "successfully completed".
You should also read our regular Fibre Watch column for a round up of what all that means for your internet connection.
For the people in the audience who are employed in the New Zealand tech industry, you might want to ask your boss if he or she will stump up the entry fee for Microsoft’s TechEd 2011 – tickets go on sale May 2nd.
Moving on, Apple is suing Samsung claiming that the South Korean electronics manufacturer copied the look and feel of iPhone and iPad.
Sky also sent out word this week that its flash, new iPhone app is now live.
Oracle made the surprising announcement that it would move OpenOffice.org to a community-based open source project and then no longer offer a commercial version of Open Office.
And finally, everyone likes something for free and this week Symantec released 2012 beta versions of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security.