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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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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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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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CNBC

Russia says Trump invited Putin to US during phone call
CNBC
Rolling out a welcome for Putin in the White House could anger Trump's domestic critics, who accuse Russia of hostile acts against Western countries, including the United States. "I would simply turn your attention to the fact that Donald Trump after ...

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New York Times

New Sentences: From 'How to Break Up With Your Phone'
New York Times
From “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life” (Ten Speed Press, 2018, Page 123), by Catherine Price. No, it is not. I refuse, with extreme prejudice, to accept that “phubbing” is short for “phone snubbing.” “Phubbing ...



Popular Science

Seeing your phone's screen while wearing sunglasses just takes one quick trick
Popular Science
In other words, if the screen emits horizontally-vibrating light, and your sunglasses block all except vertically-vibrating light, no photons will get through and you'll be stuck with a dark or entirely black image. Some devices will experience this ...

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Intercepted phone calls, police intelligence reveal key players from Nomads v Finks turf war
Daily Telegraph
Women are treated as second-class citizens — even branded like dogs with the words “property” scrawled across their backs. And police warn that another term for our Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs may as well be Ammo Clubs are they increasingly stockpile guns ...

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HuffPost UK

Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words
HuffPost UK
Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'

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myPolice (press release) (blog)

20 scams in 20 minutes (20) – Why hackers target mobile phones
myPolice (press release) (blog)
As the phone's owner however, the responsibility is yours. Think twice before sharing your mobile phone number publicly through open social media forums – these forums are the go to locations for identity thieves and crooks looking to take the first ...



The Australian

Mobile-phone adoration ended with a plop - The Australian
The Australian
I bought my first mobile phone at the age of 25. It was a big Motorola, quite expensive, and impressive, I thought. I was particularly proud of the fact it was sky blue, though Im not entirely sure why.

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Digital Trends

New Apple patent could help Siri learn newly created words and phrases
Digital Trends
This patent is actually a continuation of a patent that was filed in 2015. Still, what the patent does mean is that Apple is actively working on ways to make Siri a better digital assistant and that we could definitely see a better version in the near ...

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CBC.ca

Bill Cosby retrial: Accuser's mom testifies, describing lurid phone call with comedian
CBC.ca
Bill Cosby's chief accuser at his sex-assault trial Monday denied framing him and said she doesn't know a key witness who plans to testify she spoke of leveling false accusations against a celebrity. Andrea Constand told jurors she doesn't "recall ever ...
Cosby accuser Andrea Constand's account of alleged drugging...Daily Mail

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