NetGuide NZ - The TechDay Weekender - Mar 26th 2011

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The TechDay Weekender - Mar 26th 2011

After hyping up a major announcement 2degrees' CEO Eric Hertz got the week in tech underway by announcing that the firm had gathered 580,112 customers since launch, though he wouldn't break out the figures into different areas.

If you’re on the lookout for a new IT job but don’t want to get caught looking at Seek in the office, a new IT recruitment website recently went mobile.

Research In Motion will finally join the great tablet race (in the States at least) with its announcement that the BlackBerry PlayBook will ship in three models, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB on April 19th.

According to a leaked ultra fast broadband price book obtained by the Herald, the cost that New Zealanders will be paying when UFB becomes a reality will start at an estimated $47 a month.

Skype launched a fancy new iPhone app called Qik Video Connect that lets you stream live video from your iPhone to a unique URL that you can send out to your friends and family or share via Twitter and Facebook.

On to ‘Browser Wars’ and Mozilla saw its Firefox 4 browser downloaded 7.1 million times in just 24 hours of going live compared to IE9's 2.3 million.

In the gaming world you won’t be at all surprised to find out that Gearbox Software has delayed Duke Nukem Forever into June. There’s a reason it’s called Duke Nuken ‘Forever’.

But the biggest story this week (if you’re into iPads) was the fact that on a rainy Friday night at 5pm, Apple launched iPad 2.

Did you get one? Or are you still waiting in line?

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