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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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Vox

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.
Vox
Just a novelty, or “concept piece,” even in the words of their creator, the glasses can block the light coming from LED and LCD screens and therefore put the wearer in a world free of (digital) billboards and (some) TVs. Phones and computers and TVs ...



NEWS.com.au

Government tries to explain away its support for 'It's OK to be white' motion
NEWS.com.au
But one of the motion's opponents, Justice Party Senator Derryn Hinch, furiously denounced her words. “With the federal election looming I'm starting to think that Senator Hanson and her former colleague Senator (Fraser) Anning are now locked in a race ...

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Science News for Students

Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems
Science News for Students
Each time, hey had one minute to memorize 13 pairs of abstract shapes. Then they were shown one item from each pair and asked to match it with one of five choices. The study volunteers also took a test of verbal memory. That's the ability to remember ...



The West Australian

Chaser projects Alan Jones' ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
The West Australian
Comedians have ridiculed the NSW government's plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House by projecting the words “Advertise here. Call Alan“ onto the famous building. Satirical group The Chaser posted a video of the prank on ...
Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235000 signatures deliveredABC News
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
Sydney Opera House shameYouTube

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Phys.Org

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware
Phys.Org
In other words, Apple phones had longer lifespans even if they were the same age, size, and functional capability. "It's not that technical specifications don't matter," Makov said. "But no matter what combination of specs were included in our analysis ...

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Samsung Doubles Down On Crazy Race for Insanely Large Phones
Tom's Guide
In other words, the Galaxy S10 will be as big as the current Note 9 and the Note 10 will be .26 inches bigger than its predecessor. I'm having a hard time understanding the difference between the two devices at this point — perhaps it will only be ...

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Forbes

The 5G Revolution Starts Next Year, And This Stock Will Double As A Result
Forbes
5G will also run on a new frequency that's never been used before. This is very important. It means every phone and computer will need new antennas and chips to connect to 5G. In other words, we will throw away our phones and buy new ones to get on 5G.



The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...



Forbes

As 5G Launches, Consumers Couldn't Care Less. Here's Why They Should
Forbes
If you're like most cell phone users, you probably aren't paying attention to the slow rollout of 5G this year, including AT&T's recent announcement that it would bring superfast mobile connection speeds to 19 cities by early next year. But don't worry ...



New York Times

The Pixel 3's Greatness Is Measured in Millimeters
Popular Mechanics
Sitting side by side, you could mistake last year's Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3 as the same phone. Both use a two-tone aluminum/glass construction, the size is nearly identical, and the power button still provides a splash of color (unless you opt for the ...
Is Google's search function about to end? Its push into AI suggests so.The Australian Financial Review
The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone's Smarts Shine Through Its AI-Driven CameraNew York Times
Google Pixel 3 Review: The Best Android Meets the Best CameraTom's Guide
PCWorld -XDA Developers (blog) -The INQUIRER
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