NetGuide NZ - The TechDay Weekender - Apr 2nd 2011

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The TechDay Weekender - Apr 2nd 2011

Japan’s had it for over a month and the US got it last week. But this week was New Zealand’s turn to get the Nintendo 3DS; the first autostereoscopic (or glasses-free) gaming console and successor to the biggest-selling handheld console in history.

You might find it as hard to buy as an iPad 2 at the moment but you can read our review to see if it’s worth dropping the cash on here.

Speaking of iPad 2, Apple is now saying shipping dates for the tablet will be in the region of 4 to 5 weeks.

In other big, local news, a special event was held this week at Eden Park in Auckland where Microsoft New Zealand announced it had become the official Rugby World Cup sponsor.

LinkedIn hit the big time this week by announcing it had reached a major milestone in its history - 100 million professionals worldwide. Only 400 million more to go before it catches up to Facebook.

Nokia filed a second complaint (it recently lost the first) with the United States International Trade Commission alleging that Apple infringes Nokia patents in "virtually all” of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers.

Looking for a job in Auckland any time soon? You might want to keep your eye on Vodafone as it announced it will soon create 125 local jobs after closing down its only offshore call centre contact centre in Egypt and brining it home.

Google’s been busy this week, making the headlines a few times this week. In an attempt to ride the great internet wave of sharing (mostly owned by Facebook), Google's search is going social with a ‘+1’ button for search results.

While our ultra-fast broadband programme seems to be going nowhere fast, Google has announced that it will build an "ultra high-speed network" in Kansas City, Kansas.

Just as we were beginning to think New Zealand consumers would be stuck with the HTC Windows 7 Phone forever, Telecom has finally announced the availability of the LG C900k Optimus7Q.

And if you missed April Fool's Day on Friday - always a testing time, trying to not get caught out by fake stories - here are two that caught our eye (at least we didn't retweet them):

iPhone New Zealand: Apple Store opening at Sylvia Park August 8th

TechCrunch: Spotify Announces US Launch; Closing European Service To Fund It

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