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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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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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"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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The New Daily

The truth about mobile phone blue light exposure
The New Daily
“The doses [of blue light] used in the study were equivalent to one to two hours of sun exposure at noon in southern Europe,” he said. “This is many times greater than the exposure from mobile phone use. In other words the article is BS.” Dermatologist ...



PCMag

How To Talk to a Real Person: The Ultimate Customer Support Phone Number Directory
PCMag
Websites may bury the 800 number, automated systems at the other end of the phone mishear words, and you spend most of your time either pressing buttons or shouting "Yes" and "No" at the phone. All this keeps you from doing the only thing you really ...



Fast Company

So, like, how can I, um, clean up my speech?
Fast Company
“Once you are aware that you're using the filler words, you can start eliminating them.” Once you hear yourself saying “um” and “like,” you'll start to notice when you're about to use a filler word and can stop yourself before you do. So get out your ...



ChannelNews

Brutal Phone War Breaking Out
ChannelNews
His three-pronged strategy to increase the company's dominance of the mobile market is at this stage is just words, but he is banking on 5G to give Telstra a competitive edge over Optus who are facing their own brand and network problems with the ...

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The Alternative Daily (blog)

5 Ways Your Cell Phone Is Changing Your Brain
The Alternative Daily (blog)
In other words, cell phones, tablets, and smart devices are making the memorization process less important. The scientists studying this development note that technology can often augment cognition but it can also undermine it. Although the study shied ...



Neowin

Bing now lets you search the web using your phone's camera
Neowin
"Sometimes, it is almost impossible to describe what you want to search for using words," explained Vince Leung, product lead for Bing Images at Microsoft. Obviously, it's not limited to landmarks and flowers. You can use it for clothes, to find out ...

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TechRadar

Sony claims that a display issue on its Xperia phones isn't a defect
TechRadar
So in other words, the issue is apparently caused by a build-up of static electricity, and if it's an issue that you're having there's seemingly nothing you can do about it – other than changing phone, or perhaps moving somewhere with a different ...

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CNBC

3 simple words are the secret to getting people to read—and respond to—your emails
CNBC
"But as soon as somebody puts in a subject line 'need your advice,' suddenly, we stop dead in our tracks, look at our phone, and we say, 'You know what, I would love to help this person,' because it's so gratifying when somebody asks for our opinion ...



WFMYNews2.com

Michigan woman thought she won $500. Two days later, she realized she'd won $1 million
WFMYNews2.com
The game is set up like a crossword puzzle and the woman thought she'd scratched off seven words, equaling a $500 prize. However, when she returned to the Speedway gas station where she had purchased it, located at 2611 ... had missed, bringing her ...
St. Clair County woman wins $1 million playing Michigan Lottery instant gamePort Huron Times Herald
Michigan woman didn't know she was a millionaire for 2 daysDetroit Free Press

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VICE

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia
VICE
Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent ...

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