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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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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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Courier Mail

Dead Wrong: 'Curiosity killed the cat' were scientist Jeffrey Brooks' chilling last words
Courier Mail
Those final words, said as Jeffrey Brooks rushed to end a phone call, came as the aquaculturist had begun exposing workers at the Beenleigh Crayfish Farm for the large-scale selling of stock on the side. A coronial inquest heard that Jeffrey, 24, had ...



Vogue Australia

Hello kangaroo, mango and cupcake: more than 70 new emojis are coming to a phone near you
Vogue Australia
... of having a new haircut, or the crying-but-not-too-sad face which sums up your mood when running late to a coffee date due to traffic (yes, these are specific, but they're accurate, right?), emojis provide the ultimate way with words, without using ...
it or it, World Emoji Day is hereThe Guardian

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Fraser Coast Chronicle

Death row inmate's last words
Fraser Coast Chronicle
With those final three official words, a 34-year-old Texas death row inmate completed his final statement, then met his fate. As the lethal injection began to take effect, Christopher Young he said he could taste it, and it was burning, ABC Eyewitness ...

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9to5Google

OnePlus 6 Red: Color so vibrant it's hard to put into words [Video]
9to5Google
Until you see it in real life, you'll be unaware of the pearlescent nature of the backplate, but no matter how you attempt to put it into words: it's absolutely stunning. It is very nice to see a mobile phone that steps away from the tried and tested ...

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Know how to handle digital addictions, learn words
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The average American checks their phone every 12 minutes, and touches, or, more aptly, fondles their phone 2,617 times daily, and the accompanying notices, ads and other digital distractions consume inordinate amounts of our precious lives. However ...



The Australian Financial Review

Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you | afr.com
The Australian Financial Review
It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...

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WFLA

Spectrum restores phone, internet to elderly couple after 8 On Your Side report
WFLA
"'Our service people have no information to help you,'" Barbara said the person on the phone told her. "So don't bother us, in other words, is what it sounded like to me. But I still bothered them three times this week and then I decided to tell you ...



The Denver Post

US Supreme Court rules warrant required for mobile phone location data
Computerworld Australia
This is the first time the high court has ruled on whether a phone subscriber has a legitimate expectation of privacy regarding a telephone company's records of their cellphone location data, according to Aloke Chakravarty, a partner in the Denver ...
Carpenter v. United States - Supreme CourtSupreme Court

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CNET

Google Assistant will now give you a snapshot of your day
CNET
The new feature will be available on Android and iOS phones starting this week. Your overviews are updated throughout the day, and you can check for updates by tapping the new icon located in the top right corner of Assistant, which looks like an empty ...

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Voice of America

The Mysterious Word 'Whose'
Voice of America
Suppose you are at a birthday party. Everyone has a cell phone. Just as the group begins singing to the birthday girl, someone's phone rings loudly and won't stop. You see the noisy phone on the table and ask: Whose phone is this? Someone answers:.


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