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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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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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Google's Folding Phone Looks Like a Wallet  Gizmodo Australia

Everyone wants a piece of the emerging folding phone market, and unsurprisingly the Powers That G are also getting on the bendy bandwagon. A patent ...


15 New Features We've Already Spotted In The Android Q Beta  Gizmodo Australia

Android Q is here—in an early, beta form—and if you've got any generation of Pixel phone on hand then you can give it a test run. We've been playing around ...


A squeezed hand offers glimmer of hope after New Zealand massacre  Yahoo News

Lying outside a Christchurch mosque, bleeding from a gunshot wound that tore through his chest, Abbas Tahir Endrise was unable to muster any words in what ...


Christchurch mosque shooting: The victims and the missing from the mosque massacre  Daily Telegraph

The mother of a teenage boy killed in the New Zealand mosque massacre was on the phone with him when he was shot dead, she said. Hamza Mustafa, 16 ...


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


Is this proof your smart phone is eavesdropping on EVERY single word you say?  Daily Mail

CLAUDIA JOSEPH SAYS... Technology companies from Silicon Valley target users with ads ranging from glasses, copycat bags and even new blood tests after ...


Google folding display patent emerges, but don’t expect a foldable Pixel yet  Android Authority

A Google patent for a folding display has emerged, showing off several use cases for a potentially foldable phone. It might be too early to get excited about a ...


Chris Cornell Last Call Detailed By A-List Star: 'The Final Minutes'  Alternative Nation

Famous comedian Joey Diaz discussed the deaths of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and comedian Brody Stevens on a recent episode of ...


How to write a loving you letter (examples included)  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Read the most touching ⭐ LOVING YOU LETTERS ⭐ by famous people and find out how to write a beautiful message on your own. Learn what ...


The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs  The Atlantic

When the kids in Skyler's school want to tell a friend something in class, they don't scrawl a note down on a tiny piece of paper and toss it across the room.


Great-Grandmother Proves It Is Never Too Late to Learn  Voice of America

Setsuko Takamizawa is set to prove that it is never too late to learn. At the age of 91, the great-grandmother is learning English with the help of her family.


Royole, company with first foldable phone, looking for $1bn in fundraising  Android Authority

The Royole FlexPai was the world's first commercial foldable phone, beating out Samsung, Huawei, and others. Now the company is looking to raise $1 billion ...


Last words of ex-air hostess in harrowing 999 call as she suffered fatal heart attack  Daily Mail

The 'extremely distressing' 999 call made by Maureen Whale from her home in Barnet, London, has been released as her family appeal for help to bring those ...


Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Price, specs, leaks, features and everything else  CNET

Keep tabs on the rumors about Google's upcoming marquee phones.


Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in America's oldest hacking group  CNBC

U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he belonged to the Cult of the Dead Cow as a teenager.


The Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo UK

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...


Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage  WIRED

Fraudulent and ineffective antivirus apps persist on the Google Play Store, and it's unclear whether they'll ever totally go away.


Sunday Puzzle: Group THINK  NPR

On-air challenge: I've brought a game of Categories based on the word THINK. For each category I give, name something in it starting with each of the letters ...


How Bachar Houli and an AFLW Muslim player dealt with the Christchurch tragedy  Sydney Morning Herald

Muslim footballers playing in the AFL and AFLW rally after last Friday's mosque shootings in New Zealand.


Android Q Beta: New Features, Release Dates and How to Get It  Tom's Guide

Here's what's new with Android Q and how you can download the latest beta for the upcoming mobile phone OS update — if you dare.


Tucker Carlson's words reveal who he really is  CNN

Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in Washington and the author of the book "The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness." Follow her on Twitter. The opinions ...


Greyp G6 first ride – an incredible e-bike with tons of (and perhaps too much) tech  Electrek

After the recent unveiling of Greyp's new G6 electric bicycle, Electrek was invited to take part in the first test ride before the public will get their hands on the new ...


White Woman Caught On Camera Spitting At And Calling Black People The N-Word  BET

She's been identified, lost her job as a school central office administrative clerk, and was reported to authorities.


Mulvaney says it’s ‘absurd’ to link New Zealand mosque attacks to Trump’s rhetoric  The Washington Post

The mass shooting of Muslim worshipers allegedly by a white supremacist in New Zealand has underscored the deep partisan divide over President Trump's ...


PAGE: The power of words requires responsibility | Community  Lufkin Daily News

Good day. I hope you are enjoying the changing season and looking forward to nature's annual renewing. It both inspires and refreshes me. The power of words ...


Can I Deduct That As A Business Expense?  Forbes

Here are some guidelines to help you decide whether the type of expense you're trying to deduct may work for your business.


For the record: 18 journalists on how—or whether—they use tape recorders  Columbia Journalism Review

In early February, Jill Abramson told The Cut that she had never recorded an interview in her decades-long career as a journalist. “I'm a very fast note-taker,” she ...


Mafia soldier Frank Capri behind Rascal Flatts restaurant failures  AZCentral

Frank Capri received witness protection and used his new identity to wreak havoc on developers who wanted Toby Keith restaurants. Then, he did it again.


Joy is what the terrorists would rob us of  Radio New Zealand

Opinion - "Oh no." That's what I said, the words slipping out as I read about what we would soon learn was a terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday afternoon.


SA Arts Plan may prompt 'some big decisions'  InDaily

An online message by the State Government executive now in charge of Arts SA has sparked concern arts organisations may face further funding cuts and that a ...


Words of the Week - Preventing Identity Theft (A Reminder)  Lasentinel

Jesus! There is so much identity theft taking place these days. According to two recent studies, about seven million people became victims of identity theft over a ...


Lane Frost's mother shares her appreciation for Luke Perry  Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Obituaries reported the world lost an actor. But those in the bull riding community, including the mother of a famous Oklahoma bull rider, ...


19 years after her murder in India, husband still haunted by wife's last words  Times Colonist

VANCOUVER — The last words Sukhwinder Singh Mithu remembers from his wife were a plea to her killers."Don't hurt my Mithu. Don't hit him," he recalls ...


If you turned 70.5 last year you can’t afford to miss this April 1 tax deadline  The Washington Post

Seniors who turned 70½ last year need to be careful that they don't miss this important tax deadline.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: A phone of rare distinction  Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Fantastic hardware meets refined usability; the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is absolutely sublime.


Western education has a lot to answer for when it comes to the Christchurch attack  The Independent

The mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 50 people weren't different. They weren't different because the attacker had a ...


Xiaomi foldable phone coming by June 2019, likely to cost around Rs 75,000  India Today

Xiaomi foldable phone will come with a dual fold screen. On folding the screen on both sides the device turns into a smartphone, while on opening the folds it ...


Why people think their phones are listening to them  Yahoo Finance

A surprising number of people falsely think their smartphones, smart speakers, and social media apps are spying on them. But the truth is almost as unsettling.


CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE LESSONS What happens when the dog-whistles are answered?  Daily Maverick

There are lessons from the Christchurch massacre for South African society, where uncontrolled race and xenophobic baiting may yet find expression at the end ...


But First, Let's Define "Socialism" — The Heights  The Heights

Columnist Manuel Boilini writes about the importance of defining what we debate about, starting with defining "socialism" in reference to politicians.


‘I'm coming home mum …’ Pilot’s last words before Ethiopian crash  Daily Nation

Yared Getache was among 157 people who perished in the disaster.


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


Instagram's 'Hashtag Mindfulness' boom: The good, the bad, and the ugly  Mashable

Mindfulness is a specific quality of awareness and meditation technique. But on Instagram, the practice gets diluted.


'I go out with a bang' | Lester Smith combines humor and love in writing his obituary  KHOU.com

Longtime Houston philanthropist Lester Smith passed away last week. But he lives on through the words of his obituary, which was masterfully written in his own ...


Can a 48-megapixel phone take better photos? Here's the truth  Business Today

More pixels just mean that you can stretch the image wider on a canvas without any noticeable distortion.


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 ...


The Killings in Christchurch Mosques  Fiji Sun Online

Analysis: Friday, March 15, cast a terribly devastating shadow across our immediate region. Call it the Ides of March, the Darkest Day, Black Friday: Nothing ...


Christchurch shootings: Kiwi Muslim's words reveal both sides of New Zealand  New Zealand Herald

Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has shared a Muslim man's poignant perspective of New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.


The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


The meaning of the words of the year  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


How backstop deal was done and why Cox blew it apart  RTE.ie

On Monday morning Martin Selmayr, the secretary general of the European Commission, was in mid-flow briefing EU ambassadors on how efforts over the ...


Former President Bush's last words 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 ...


Israel’s Supreme Court bars far-right candidate Michael Ben-Ari from national elections  JTA News

Michael Ben Ari, leader of the Otzma Yehudit party, is seen outside the Israeli Elections Committee, Feb. 21, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90). JERUSALEM ...


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?


White House and House Democrats battle over John Kelly, ex-officials in Trump probes  CNN

House Democrats, eager to investigate all aspects of the Trump White House, have identified former administration officials they need to carry out their probes.


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.


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


SAT and ACT take hit in bribery scandal, but many colleges no longer require them  San Francisco Chronicle

The scandal that ensnared Stanford and other California universities revealed how far parents can go, including cheating and breaking the law, to get their kids ...


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...


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.


‘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 ...


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.


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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


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 ...


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, ...


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

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


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.”


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


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 ...


Your phone is listening to things you can't even hear  Cosmos

My lounge room is bugged. My phone is broadcasting an ultrasonic signal to my blu-ray player via an acoustic side channel beyond human hearing.


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


The Dangers of Distracted Parenting  The Atlantic

When it comes to children's development, parents should worry less about kids' screen time—and more about their own.


If you get a robocall in Mandarin, just hang up  PRI

More than 30 Chinese immigrants in New York say they have been the victims of a Chinese robocall scam. A local councilor suspects the number is much higher ...


Huawei’s StorySign app can translate kids’ books into sign language  VentureBeat

Huawei has launched a new app that uses optical character recognition (OCR) and image recognition to translate popular children's books into sign language.


'Enrique? Hello?' Trump's awkward phone call with Mexican president - video  The Guardian

With typical showmanship, the president invited reporters into the Oval Office, where he called President Enrique Peña Nieto on speakerphone – but aides had ...


There’s no perfect minimalist phone — yet  The Verge

Over the course of a few weeks, I tried out four different minimalist phones — the Unihertz Jelly, the Nokia 3310 3G, the Punkt MP01, and the Light Phone — in ...


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


Making Your Phone Take Dictation  The New York Times

Q. I am a writer and ideas for stories come to me at the most inopportune times. I usually end up making voice memos on my iPhone, but in the end I really need ...


Gaming: The 11 Best Free Word Games for iPhone & Android  Gadget Hacks

Word games fit perfectly with the on-the-go nature of mobile gaming. They're easy to pick up whenever you feel like exercising your brain, but they're also fairly ...


Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans  The Verge

The new Huawei P20 Pro looks like a spectacularly good rival to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone X. The only problem is that it won't be coming to a ...


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


Chicago PD Seeking ‘Persons of Interest’ in Jussie Smollett Attack; Manager Was on Phone During Incident  Variety

UPDATED: The Chicago Police Department has released two images from surveillance video of “potential persons of interest” in the alleged attack of “Empire” ...


Android Messages for the web has a bunch of hidden Easter eggs  The Verge

Android Messages for the web lets you text from your desktop. But like Hangouts before it, Google has included a bunch of hidden Easter eggs. Type in these ...


Google Says It Will Stop Android Phones From Suggesting "My Face" When Users Type "Sit On"  BuzzFeed News

Some people are reporting that when they type "sit on" while texting on their Android phones, the devices suggest "my face and" may be the next thing they want ...


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.


How to Do a Text Search on Mobile  The New York Times

Q. On a desktop browser, you can press Control + F to get a search box so you can look for a specific word or phrases on a page, but how do you do that on a ...


How to set up a VPN on your phone  Popular Science

A VPN is great at keeping your personal data and browsing history safe from prying eyes. Here's how to use a mobile version on your phone.


Apple iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED 1st Photo Review: 7 Things You Need To Know  Forbes

Announced on Monday April 9, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in (PRODUCT)RED livery arrived in stores on Friday the 13th. But, don't worry, it's not ...


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


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 ...


The most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems, and how to fix them  Digital Trends

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date. They boast nice and big OLED displays, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, plenty of storage, ...


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


 
 
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