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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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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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Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...

A Chinese phone you can't buy packs features the iPhone XS and Galaxy S10 can only dream of  BGR

We've been talking about the perfect smartphone design for a few weeks now, ever since Vivo started teasing its “Waterdrop” phone that should be introduced ...

LG G8 ThinQ: All the rumors in one place  Android Authority

In this post, which will be updated regularly, we're taking a closer look at the latest LG G8 ThinQ rumors and leaks. Turn back the clocks 12 months and you'd be ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says AI can be biased. She’s right.  Vox

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist: It watches us.

'Nomophobia' crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...

Microsoft Says If You Have A Windows Phone, Switch To iOS or Android  ValueWalk

If you are still using a Windows 10 phone, then Microsoft has a suggestion. The company advises users to switch to either iOS or Android.

Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones  CNBC

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.

Police update reveals Emiliano Sala MOBILE PHONE could hold key to plane disappearance  Express

GUERNSEY POLICE are hoping “mobile phone data” will help trace the missing plane which was carrying new Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala.

Mark, My Words: did Bruce steal my song? The pop plagiarism plague, and my half-baked plan to combat it  NME Live

With 'Where Is My Mind?' rip-offs becoming ubiquitous, columnist Mark Beaumont is offering his services as a musical steal-spotter.

The first OnePlus 5G phone might be a lot cheaper than the 5G Galaxy S10  BGR

OnePlus confirmed many weeks ago that it will launch a 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 and 5G technology, and then said its first 5G ...

Aiia Maasarwe: Slain student to make final journey home  NEWS.com.au

Aiia Maasarwe's sister had been watching the news in Israel when she saw a young woman had been found dead on the street in Melbourne. She didn't want to ...

Stranded woman thanks truckie: 'No words for his generosity'  Big Rigs

STUCK alone in the middle of the outback with a blown tyre, hours away from any *service* station, and no phone signal was this woman's idea of a horror story.

The Honor View 20’s 48-megapixel camera is legit  The Verge

The first 48-megapixel phone is here in the shape of Honor's View 20. But is the AI-powered camera more than just a gimmick?

The best Huawei P20 Pro cases in 2019: protect your camera phone in style  Digital Camera World

So you're looking for the best Huawei P20 Pro case. Good plan: the Huawei P20 Pro is one of the best camera phones right now. It's very expensive – not to ...

Hands-on: Nomad’s ‘Made for Google’ Pixel 3 case is great, and it’s only going to get better with time  9to5Google

Smartphone cases are often thought of as a dime a dozen, but for those of us who value protecting our phones, they're a crucial accessory. There are literally ...

Samsung Galaxy M20 early review praises the battery life - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

A self-professed long-time Samsung user and member of the Samsung Community forums was given a Galaxy M20 to review and they did – publicly. Summed ...

Ask a Master Gardener: Computer programs and apps can help keep...  Duluth News Tribune

Q. Every year I am determined to be a more organized gardener. I think I will remember what and where I planted and what varieties of flowers and vegetables ...

Huge leak reveals Galaxy S10 pricing and confirms 1TB storage tier  BGR

For the past few months, we've witnessed an increasing number of Galaxy S10 rumors, revealing almost everything fans of the series would want to know about ...

Activists unite against Google's censored Chinese search engine  New York Post

Activists across the world have united against Google to protest the tech giant's plan to launch a censored Chinese search engine. A coalition of human...

Can I really ditch my PC for a Samsung Note 9 smartphone?  TechRadar

Can the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 replace a laptop or desktop PC? We find out...

Dolby made a secret app for recording studio quality audio on your phone  The Verge

Dolby has been quietly testing a new mobile app for recording and cleaning up audio under the codename "234." The app cancels background noise, and then ...

How do we ever escape our digital addiction when we're checking our phones 150 times a day?  New Statesman

Arguably, what we're doing online or on a screen is more important than how long we're doing it for.

Zipwhip raises $51.5M for businesses to text customers from any kind of phone line  TechCrunch

A surge of audio services using AI are giving voice a boost in customer *service*, but when it comes to communications in the age of mobile, messaging continues ...

Inside the room: Edgar Martinez brings his trademark cool to Hall of Fame moment  The Seattle Times

Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH's stoic facade, but two disparate places — Seattle and Puerto Rico ...

Rosetta Stone language learning app uses augmented reality AI to teach new words  Download.com

For many years, Rosetta Stone was the de facto language learning software, primarily found on Windows and Macs. But with the rise of free mobile language ...

EXCLUSIVE: “I hope he finds Christ” Parents of Ossian toddler have words for accused baby killer  wpta21.com

OSSIAN, IND. (WPTA 21) – The father and mother of 18-month-old Kamryn Price, who police say was beaten to death last week spoke exclusively with ABC 21's ...

Twitter Wild as WaPo Journo Claims He Had Bizarre Phone Conversation With Trump  Sputnik International

Reporter Dan Balz has penned a story for The Washington Post, claiming he had an impromptu phone conversation with none other than US President Donald ...

‘Would you like to speak to the president?’  Washington Post

An accidental encounter with President Trump, from a brasserie in Paris.

I Tried To Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.  Gizmodo Australia

Week 1: Amazon. Apparently, I am a masochist. I am on a mission to live without the tech giants — to discover whether such a thing is even possible. Not just ...

Washington Post writer says Trump was surprised by phone conversation with him | TheHill  The Hill

Washington Post reporter Dan Balz said he was unexpectedly handed a phone on Friday with President Trump on the other end, and that Trump seemed to not ...

10 Predictions For Customer Service In 2019  Forbes

Customer *service* is undergoing its most dramatic transformation since automatic call distribution prompted the beginning of call centers in the 70s.

The phone will ring today for Roy Halladay — friend, teammate, and man who became one of the best ever  Yahoo Sports

If the trends of public balloting persist, Halladay will be the first player elected posthumously through the BBWAA's standard process since Rabbit Maranville in ...

Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

Biometrics vs. the Fifth Amendment  Slate

Privacy advocates may love a judge's recent ruling on this, but it doesn't … actually make sense.

7 top-rated apps that will make you smarter, calmer and healthier in 2019  CNBC

CNBC Make-It gathered a list of the top-rated self-improvement apps by Apple and Google. Whether you're looking to get fit or learn a new skill in the new year, ...

Hands-on: Using an iPhone Smart Battery Case for the first time  9to5Mac

I get good battery life with my iPhone X as is, and my home office lifestyle means I'm never that far from a plug, so I'm admittedly not the target market for a ...

Want to Do a 'Marie Kondo' on Your Messy Social Media Accounts? Here's How.  Entrepreneur

On January 1, Netflix released its new series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, which is based on Kondo's best-selling book and dedicated to cleansing homes (and ...

Jim Carrey labels Covington Catholic students as 'baby snakes' in new artwork  AOL

Jim Carrey's latest artwork depicts the Covington Catholic students who allegedly taunted a Native American man in Washington, D.C..

The Best Smart Speakers for 2019  PCMag AU

With Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, or Siri? We help you decide on a voice assistance platform and determine which smart speaker is the right fit for your ...

McDonald’s employee repeatedly uses racial slur in confrontation with black customer  Washington Post

The employee continued to use the slur despite the customer's threat that he'd put the video on WorldstarHipHop.

What Is RCS Messaging (And How to Get It)  Tom's Guide

RCS messaging, or rich communication services, has been a very long time coming. Here's how and when you can start using it on your device and carrier.

Moto Z3 Gets Android Pie on Verizon Along With 5G Mod Support  Wccftech

Motorola doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to flagship devices. The closest the company got to a flagship was the Moto Z3 (which ran 2017's flagship ...

Man gets long sentence for violent rape interrupted by cop  MLive.com

Jivonnie Ramone Jones appears for a preliminary examination at the Muskegon County Courthouse in Muskegon, Mich. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Joel Bissell ...

Poetry is going viral  Gulf Times

People are clicking on poetry on Twitter. They're listening to poems on podcasts. They're buying poetry collections on Amazon.

Running a Hedge Fund Isn’t All Bad  Bloomberg

Also the shutdown, Robinhood, Bono, index funds, BBB bonds and typos.

Equality ordinance is needed | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jan. 22. To the editor: I am writing in support of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, No. 6093. Right now, it is still legal in Fairbanks to fire hardworking ...

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that ...

iOS 12.1.3 Got Rid of Some Scary Bugs, Here's How to Safeguard Your iPhone  Inverse

Apple's first software update of 2019 didn't introduce any flashy new features, but what it lacked in style it made up for in substance. On Tuesday, iOS 12.1.3 ...

The heartbreak of suffering in silence  WHAS11.com

You are getting a rare look into how a person in the media also has to work through the loss of someone they've covered for a story. Sherlene Shanklin takes ...

Rep. Lori Saine says blacks, whites lynched in 'nearly equal numbers' for being Republican  Greeley Tribune

A Colorado representative said black people and white people were lynched in nearly equal numbers for being Republican in the post-Reconstruction era. Rep.

Money Stuff: Running a Hedge Fund Isn't All Bad  Bloomberg

Here's some career advice from billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson: He said he opted for a career betting on mergers rather than advising on them ...

Alec Baldwin taking anger class in parking dispute plea deal  The Republic

NEW YORK — Days after appearing as President Donald Trump in a “Deal or No Deal” parody on “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin took a deal of his own ...

Here's how investigators tracked down the Charlestown abduction suspect, and rescued Olivia Ambrose  The Boston Globe

The Charlestown man accused of kidnapping Olivia Ambrose off a downtown Boston street is a hoarder with the mental capacity of a teenager whom Ambrose ...

How your voice hides clues about your love life  BBC News

The way we speak to a partner can betray our true feelings behind the words we use, and artificial intelligence has learned to pick up on these to predict whether ...

Officer Flores Was Samantha Harers Protector: Statement  Joliet, IL Patch

Officer Was Samantha Harer's Protector: Statement - Joliet, IL - Here is the Crest Hill cop's interview statement regarding his girlfriend's death.

Disha Patani's major copy-paste error goes viral. Internet roasts her  India Today

Disha Patani was the butt of jokes on the internet because of a simple copy-pasting error. Social media had a field day trolling her and teaching her the ...

Ex-Fort Bliss soldier's family seeks leniency in murder; victim's sister wants justice  El Paso Times

Sentencing phase begins in the trial of former Fort Bliss soldier Anthony Michael Bowden, convicted of murdering a transgender woman, Erykah Tijerina.

Chris Brown Released From Police Custody in Paris With No Charges Filed After Denying Rape Allegations  Slate Magazine

Singer Chris Brown, who was detained in Paris on Monday while police investigated allegations of aggravated rape and drug use, was released late Tuesday ...

16 Daily Habits High Achievers Say Help Them Be the Best Versions of Themselves  Inc.

Imagine that 2019 is the year when you break through whatever barriers are keeping you from being the best version of yourself. Likely, though, it will mean you ...

'Cold': Police coordinated 2011 events in Susan Powell case as Operation Tsunami  KSL.com

Editor's note: This is the 11th of a weekly series featuring highlights from a KSL investigative podcast series titled "Cold" that reports new information about the ...

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.

'Hola, I'm Mike Pence': U.S. VP delivers message of support to Venezuelans  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence issued a video message of support to Venezuelans on Tuesday to encourage those who are ...

The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives, by Robert A. Caro  The New Yorker

Robert A. Caro writes about life on a Presidential paper trail.

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?

Want to be a stand-up comedian? Gary Gulman is giving free tips on social media  India Today

American stand-up comedian Gary Gulman is sharing one joke-writing tip on his Twitter account each day. Gulman started on January 1 this year, and since ...

Murdered track star Lauren McCluskey's final words  Kidspot

A senior track star at the University of Utah was killed by a registered sex offender with whom she had a previous relationship, police and university officials said.

Oscar Nominations Reactions 2019  Hollywood Reporter

The nominees were announced Tuesday morning for the 91st annual Academy Awards, with 'The Favourite' and 'Roma' leading the race with 10 mentions ...

Funniest Jokes of All Time  Reader's Digest

Let the arguments begin! Our humor editor says that these gags make him laugh every single time. See if you agree.

Nurse arrested in rape of woman who gave birth at Arizona facility  Deseret News

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her ...

Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.

Startup wants Quicken Loans to pay $740M in Texas trade secrets case  Detroit Free Press

(Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press). A startup tech company that recently won a $740-million jury verdict in Texas state court against a Detroit-based ...

Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.

Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.

Letter to My Younger Self | Ty Law  The Players' Tribune

Your story could end here and it would be one happy-ass ending. But you're gonna play 15 years in the league. There's so much more to come.

Cold: 'Operation Tsunami' designed to provoke suspects in Susan Powell case  MyNorthwest.com

A perplexing public search of mines in Nevada for Susan Powell, a honk-and-wave event in Puyallup, and a raid of Steve Powell's home were all designed to ...

September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.

Alexa, Remind Me Of The First Time Your Product Category Failed  Hackaday

For the last few years, the Last Great Hope™ of the consumer electronics industry has been voice assistants. Alexas and Echos and Google Homes and ...

Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.

Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...

Do You Take This Robot …  The New York Times

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?

Accused Howard Beach jogger murderer predicts acquittal as Queens retrial is set for March 12 - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Accused murderer Chanel Lewis predicts an acquittal in his March 12 retrial for the gruesome killing and sexual assault of a Howard Beach jogger.

Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...

These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.

Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”

The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...

New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.

The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...

How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.

Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...

Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.

25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...

How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...

How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...

A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...

14 Secret Code Words You're Not Meant to Know  Reader's Digest

These phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of a serious emergency.

These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.

The Correct Way to Use Autocorrect on Your iPhone or Android  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...