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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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Boorowa News

Alarm bells for aged care: Word in the Streets
Boorowa News
In the column of January 28, 2016, I noted that the phones were down for days without any semblance of any explanation or apology. Here we are in April 2018 and what has changed? Nothing! Mobile phone service down for days without explanation or ...



ARNnet

Melbourne IT provider wraps up telephony project for Airmaster
ARNnet
This has been further enhanced by the use of the 3CX Soft client being installed on mobile phones used by service technicians. "Technicians and internal staff can now call each other via the phone system as a free call as opposed to making calls to and ...



Techly

Florida police attempt to unlock phone using dead suspect's finger
Techly
Armstrong was present at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater when two detectives showed up with Phillip's phone. The 28-year-old says the officers were taken to Phillip's body and then attempted to unlock his phone by holding the body's hands up to ...
Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprintCSO Online
Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone. It's legal, but is it okay?Tampabay.com
Largo police identify man fatally shot by officer at traffic stopTampabay.com
Forbes -Tampabay.com
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ARNnet

Phone and internet service issues hit 10 million Aussies
ARNnet
Approximately one in two Australians have had an issue with their phone or internet service, equating to about 10 million people, the country's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TOI), Judi Jones, has revealed. In a speech at the local ...

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Gizmodo

Report: Trump Using Personal Cell Phone a Lot More, Just in Case His Calls Weren't Insecure Enough Already
Gizmodo
It's unclear from the report whether Trump is using a Secret Service-approved device or has impossibly managed to retain access to his shitty, unsecured Android, but either option is uncomfortable. Earlier this year, Trump's administration banned the ...

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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 ...



Hawaii News Now

Phones come and go, but even the Razr is treasured at new Waikiki museum
Hawaii News Now
"We wanted to learn a few words and practice them with the actual country," Wollstein explained about the project he created that eventually connected his students to 16 different countries. It was called the "Luma," which was somewhat like the world's ...

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kmir.com

Husband of Southwest Victim Speaks Out: Our Last Words Were 'I Love You'
kmir.com
... 'I'm sorry, Michael, but we've done everything we can but we couldn't save her,' and I just dropped the phone,” Riordan told CBS News' transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave. He then made the “worst” calls of his life to Jennifer's parents ...
Husband of woman killed in Southwest flight remembers their last words: 'I love you. Safe travels'wtvr.com
Husband of the Wells Fargo exec killed in Southwest flight remembers their last words: 'I love you. Safe travels'CNN

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The Sydney Morning Herald

'Heated words': Myanmar minister meets Rohingya refugees
The Sydney Morning Herald
They talked, we just provided them that support," Kalam said by phone from Cox's Bazar. Police Superintendent Iqbal Hossain said the minister praised Bangladesh's government and international agencies for their work in supporting the Rohingya people ...

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HuffPost UK

Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words
HuffPost UK
The smartphone is arguably one of our greatest creations as a species, giving us everyday access to the kind of computing power that makes the Apollo spacecraft look like a wind-up train. Yet despite this incredible power they seem absolutely incapable ...

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