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Calls for Submissions From the Public

ACMA
Submissions
Submissions about possible short to medium term changes to the current arrangements for allocating smartnumbers® to improve allocative efficiency must be received by...

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate

Brisbane Times
New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network...

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

Outcome: 1.0, Output: 1.1                  Question: 137
Topic: Smart numbers
Written Question on Notice
Senator Conroy asked:

1. The smart number auction system for freecall numbers that spell a word or business name commenced in 2004. Since that time a secondary market in these numbers has arisen. Did the Government contemplate that such market would develop?

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ACMA


Novel domain decision clarifies tests for consolidation of multiple complaints

Australian Trade Marks Law Blog

In National Dial A Word Registry Pty Ltd and others v. 1300 Directory Pty Ltd (WIPO Case No. DAU2008-0021) an Administrative Panel Decision of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down on 6 March, 2009, the Complaint was submitted by nine complainants against one respondent. More info HERE.

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ACMA


Phonewords around the World

Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia

The main advantages of phonewords over standard phone numbers include increased memorability and increased response rates to advertising. They are easier to remember than numeric phone numbers….

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"Smarter than the average number ..."


Julian Gyngell's talk on "Phonewords and Finance", kindly hosted yesterday at the London office of McDermott Emery & Will, was a treat for those who attended. In short, * Australia has instituted a system by which Smartnumbers, these being the numerical bases for alphanumerical telephone numbers, are auctioned to the highest bidder, subject to minimal conditions and limitations…

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NEWS.com.au

My son suicided ten years ago, it was the 4am phone call that changed my life. We're still asking 'why'?
NEWS.com.au
Liam was headed out the following day to join mates for a Grand Final day BBQ, as a father, my parting words to him were “be safe”, while my wife grabbed Liam by the head as he was draped on the couch, told him she loved him and then kissed him for the ...

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Mamamia

“I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all.”
Mamamia
And although his body, his presence, his touch was unavailable, he was more than available on my phone. My Whatsapp chimed from when I woke up at 7.45am and continued until I drifted to sleep near midnight. He wasn't fitting the template. But it was ...



Lifehacker Australia

Stop Misusing Autocorrect
Lifehacker Australia
For instance, he says, your phone might think you typed of, but realise several words later that you meant to type if. (It knows you didn't mean “Of you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain...”) The more advanced autocorrect gets, the more ...



NEWS.com.au

Five words that ruined a woman's Tinder match with 'The One'
NEWS.com.au
The Melbourne woman thought she had found her perfect match on the dating site and the pair exchanged messages for a while before meeting up “in real life”. They talked for hours about everything, from the most mundane daily life details to the most ...

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PsyPost

Why talking on a phone is less satisfying than face-to-face interactions
PsyPost
The researchers found that over-the-phone interactions were associated with a reduced perception of affiliative behaviors. In other words, there tended to be a greater mismatch in how people perceived themselves versus how their partner perceived them ...



Mirror.co.uk

Remembering 9/11: Heartbreaking final words and calls of those who died inside the Twin Towers
Mirror.co.uk
They were the final desperate acts of the trapped workers as smoke engulfed the Twin Towers. More than 1,000 phone calls were made in just 10 minutes after the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the buildings - and thousands more kept ...

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Daily Mail

'Mom, it hurts': Daughter's heartbreaking final words to her mother after she crashed her car while texting
Daily Mail
Danielle Delgado Garcia, 22, was using her phone when her car rear-ended a semi-truck on May 26 in Larned, Kansas; Her mother Jacque Tierce got to the hospital just as the ambulance arrived; The 22-year-old said: 'It hurts so bad Mom. My stomach hurt ...

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CNET

Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start
CNET
"Instead, the words 'interesting' and 'weird' come to mind." Still, most critics praised the Android software and the promise of future phones to come. There was reason to be skeptical. Entrenched players like Nokia, Microsoft and BlackBerry (then ...

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The Outline

Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever
The Outline
They've done away with it all and came out the other side with 3,000 words about how they are no longer boorish and unenlightened like the rest of us. While I'm sure there probably is some merit in chucking your phone in the ocean and meditating for a ...



Manchester Evening News

'I was cheated on and treated like dirt - left alone and worthless' - powerful words of bullied and abused ex-fiancée
Manchester Evening News
"The defendant accepts these messages and phone calls were made, but there is a bigger picture and he would receive similar messages from the complainant. "However he does not seek to justify his behaviour. He accepts his actions were upsetting, wrong ...


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