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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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ACMA


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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PerthNow

WA shark attack: the inside account of survivor Alex Travaglini's rescue
PerthNow
LOCKED in the jaws of a 4m great white shark as he was “thrown around like a cowboy”, Alex Travaglini punched, roared, wrestled and fought with every ounce of his strength to survive. And survive he did — thanks not only to his raw determination to ...

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TechRadar

Huawei plans to make its digital assistant better at emotions
TechRadar
We know that Huawei is keen on adding as much artificial intelligence to its gadgets as possible, and its phones already ship with an AI assistant in China. That dedicated digital helper is eventually going to roll out elsewhere too, with one key ...

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New York Times

New Sentences: From 'How to Break Up With Your Phone'
New York Times
From “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life” (Ten Speed Press, 2018, Page 123), by Catherine Price. No, it is not. I refuse, with extreme prejudice, to accept that “phubbing” is short for “phone snubbing.” “Phubbing ...



CNBC

Russia says Trump invited Putin to US during phone call
CNBC
Rolling out a welcome for Putin in the White House could anger Trump's domestic critics, who accuse Russia of hostile acts against Western countries, including the United States. "I would simply turn your attention to the fact that Donald Trump after ...

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Popular Science

Seeing your phone's screen while wearing sunglasses just takes one quick trick
Popular Science
In other words, if the screen emits horizontally-vibrating light, and your sunglasses block all except vertically-vibrating light, no photons will get through and you'll be stuck with a dark or entirely black image. Some devices will experience this ...

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CSO Online

Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprint
CSO Online
Had the police tried this while Phillip's body was still in state custody that might have been different, but John Trevena, the attorney representing Phillip's family, claimed the officers “improperly accessed” his phone “by using his fingerprint after ...

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ARNnet

Phone and internet service issues hit 10 million Aussies
ARNnet
Approximately one in two Australians have had an issue with their phone or internet service, equating to about 10 million people, the country's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TOI), Judi Jones, has revealed. In a speech at the local ...

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Computerworld Australia

Psykinetic launches 'world's fastest' eye-gaze keyboard, music-maker and app store
Computerworld Australia
After that they move their gaze through the rest of the letters in the words, looking up to enter a space, until sentences and paragraphs are typed out. The speed and relative ease of typing with the tool is a “game changer” for users, Saban says ...

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HuffPost UK

Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words
HuffPost UK
The smartphone is arguably one of our greatest creations as a species, giving us everyday access to the kind of computing power that makes the Apollo spacecraft look like a wind-up train. Yet despite this incredible power they seem absolutely incapable ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

'Heated words': Myanmar minister meets Rohingya refugees
The Sydney Morning Herald
They talked, we just provided them that support," Kalam said by phone from Cox's Bazar. Police Superintendent Iqbal Hossain said the minister praised Bangladesh's government and international agencies for their work in supporting the Rohingya people ...

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