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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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Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, ...


Study Finds Being On Your Phone Constantly Can Be Harmful  Psychology Today

A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking has found that being constantly online and on your phone can make you feel ...


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?


Jamal Khashoggi: Final words of slain journalist revealed  9news.com.au

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, ...


Ditch your smartphone for a year and win $100k from Vitaminwater  Digital Trends

We've all seen the social media posts that ask whether you could live without your smartphone in exchange for a set amount of money. Well, if you've ever ...


On smart communication | Local  Idaho State Journal

How important is it to look at someone when talking to them, when trying to convey a message? How about using a smiley face emoji or thumbs up? Is it.


ACCC says hold the phone on $15bn mobile market merger  The Australian

TPG and Vodafone face a tough battle to overturn the ACCCs objections to their 15bn merger, which are based simply on more competitors providing a better ...


Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India  India Today

Redmi 6A has a received a priced cut of Rs 1000 for both 16GB and 32GB storage variants.


Behold: The stupidest smartphone design trend of 2019 is already here now  BGR

In 2018, the biggest trend in smartphone design among Android phone makers was simple: copy Apple. Nearly every smartphone vendor on the planet used ...


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


Uncovering What Your Phone Knows  The New York Times

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how reporters discovered some of the information mobile apps collect.


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 ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT Albuquerque

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


Kanye West accuses Drake of threatening his family in dramatic Twitter rant  USA TODAY

Kanye West directed some choice words at Drake during a rant on Twitter Thursday, calling the "God's Plan" rapper "faker than wrestling."


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


Oxford Dictionary reveals 2018 Word of the Year as ‘toxic’  NEWS.com.au

This year has been real hard yakka. I highly commend those who have struggled through political climate turbulence, saturated royal family presence, nuclear ...


Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch  Android Authority

We have seen gaming phones come and go, but in 2018 competition got fiercer than ever. The Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark lead ...


'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, ...


Cosmo Does Not Replace Gemini  Forbes

On my way to visit Planet Computers to learn about the new Cosmo PDA, I thought that it was a mistake. Planet was crazy launching a new device. Not crazy in ...


Hold the line: Undergraduate admissions call center is standing by  IU Newsroom

Yes, there are humans who answer undergraduate admissions questions over the phone. The workers in a call center hidden in Cavanaugh Hall field more than ...


Motorist argues with cyclist he CAN drive safely while using mobile phone – only to crash moments later  The Sun

THIS is the moment a motorist argues with a cyclist about being able to drive safely while using his mobile phone before crashing into another car seconds later.


Samsung and OnePlus 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now  CNET

5G phones and networks are almost here, promising amazing feats like downloading entire TV seasons in minutes, and enabling cities full of driverless cars that ...


'Probably time' to change my phone number - Jacinda Ardern  Newshub

Jacinda Ardern says she might change her phone number in the wake of claims she received a text from a friend of Karel Sroubek. National has been ...


Pete Davidson Sends a Cry for Help  E! Online

UPDATE: Ariana Grande appeared to reach out to Pete Davidson on Twitter after his public cry for help, while Jon Cryertweeted, "Am hearing Pete Davidson is ...


Fielding inspired by Bellew after overcoming setbacks to face Canelo  FOX Sports Asia

Canelo v Fielding: Tony Bellew has sent words of encouragement to fellow Liverpudlian Rocky Fielding ahead of the latter's fight with Saul Alvarez.


Young mum, 22, who tried to jump from multi-storey reveals incredible words of stranger who saved her  Birmingham Live

Charley Wills, from Yorkshire, said she had spiralled into depression after leaving an abusive relationship.


Chelsea fan accused of abusing Raheem Sterling insists words were NOT racist, saying he called Manchester  talkSPORT

A football supporter caught on camera abusing Raheem Sterling revealed the shame his actions have caused him, but insisted the words he used weren't racist.


Samsung Galaxy A8s launched: Key specs, features, price and everything else you should know  India Today

Samsung has finally launched its long-time rumoured Galaxy A8s in China today. The smartphone company had announced the coming of the Galaxy A8s -- the ...


3 months after I wrote about discrimination inside Amnesty, not much has changed  The News Minute

Have I been able to do what I set out to do, putting my career and livelihood at risk? Have those in the system questioned their privilege, and taken a stand ...


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

I have a confession to make. On a recent episode of Workflow, I went on camera to recommend the Halide camera app. Everything went perfectly until the video ...


Best Android apps in 2018  Phone Arena

These are the best, the essential Android apps that will help you make the very best of your Android smartphone...


5G rides one last wave of hype before reality sinks in  CNET

CES is all about big tech promises and buzzwords. So of course 5G will be all over the place.


'In my job, if you turn off the phone and laptop and talk to people, things happen'  The Independent

Britain's leading celebrity biographer, Sean Smith, author of six bestsellers, describes the journeys he makes to discover the real people behind the celebrities.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands on review  TechRadar

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a true all-screen smartphone straight out of the future, yet it takes cues from our slider phone past. You physically slide the display down ...


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers the best-in-class hardware for an extremely attractive price. But when compared to the likes of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi ...


Get off the phone and cozy up to these winter movies  Straight.com

Despite the assertion recently made by Netflix's Ted Sarandos that people will “love Roma on their phone”, do note that the streaming giant still elected to open ...


Hannah Sullivan on Hanwell: ‘Rural enough for blackberrying; urban enough not to paddle in the river’  The Guardian

The poet on west London's libraries, Indian restaurants and returning to 'Bunny park' and Horsenden hill with her son.


Cuba Announces Full Internet Access for Mobile Phones  Voice of America

Cuba is one of the last nations in the world to permit its citizens to have full internet access on their mobile phones.


Clients, Locals Support North Park Barbershop After Racial Slur Vandalism  NBC 7 San Diego

A husband and wife team who own a barbershop and salon in North Park are feeling the love from their community in the face of the hate that struck their small ...


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


All the things Trump didn’t count on  Washington Post

President Trump's inability to respond to one charge emanating from one witness, a charge not even within the purview of the special counsel, suggests he will ...


We Spoke to Noah Centineo About Everything from Flirting to Feminism  VICE

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. I never thought I'd live a Tuesday night that would end in a phone call from 2018's summer crush Noah ...


What really happens in Vegas: Things we overheard at baseball’s winter meetings  Washington Post

LAS VEGAS — So what actually happens at baseball's annual winter meetings? Well there were meetings, naturally, for the league's 30 managers, and 30 ...


Chilling first words of son seconds after murdering his own dad  Liverpool Echo

Daniel Renshaw, 27, was caught in the act stabbing his parent Graham 19 times by his brother Jason.


Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds  Motherboard

A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being ...


LENA Start is growing — just don't say it's filling a "word gap"  Chalkbeat Colorado

A high-tech program for parents and their very young children is helping combat Detroit's literacy crisis.


48MP Xiaomi phone could be a Redmi device and not Mi 9, to feature in-screen selfie camera  India Today

Xiaomi President Lin Bin recently shared an intriguing teaser image of a phone with 48MP primary camera on the rear panel. The phone, Bin confirmed, will be ...


Alleged terrorist says Russian TV channel influenced attack on Buckingham Palace  NBCNews.com

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury said in court he was looking at news from the Russian channel RT the day he decided to "confront" police outside Buckingham ...


Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology  HBR.org Daily

For startups, 2009 was a good year. More than 20 companies launched at that time, including Uber, Slack, Pinterest, and Blue Apron, eventually achieved $1 ...


Apple will update China iPhones to prevent ban, but Qualcomm still fighting  Android Authority

To avoid a sales ban in China, Apple will update Chinese iPhones to remove patented tech that Qualcomm claims Apple is using illegally. However, Qualcomm ...


The Ultimate Guide to Google Assistant  Dignited

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices.


New lens on life  CBC.ca

Amid a suicide crisis, high rates of addictions and mental health issues in northern Saskatchewan, the Pinehouse Photography Club is helping people capture a ...


Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10  Windows Central

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.


Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail  Ars Technica

A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass ...


RCS: What it is and why you might want it  The Verge

RCS will add a lot more multimedia capabilities to your messaging. Besides the usual texts (plain and fancy), it will make it simple to send GIFs, high-resolution ...


'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats  NPR

Six years after 26 children and educators were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by a troubled 20 year old, a group of parents is ...


The 10 struggles of having an Irish name no one can pronounce  Her.ie

Brought to you by Huawei. This is my friend, Sa-duh-buh-huh. So there are obviously a bazillion amazing things about being Irish. One of the not so great things, ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


‘My wife has a quirky cancer, she is informed. There’s nothing the specialist can do’  The Irish Times

147 thoughts about grief: Derek O'Connor lost his wife Maeve to cancer in 2016, aged 44. This is their story.


11 Old-Fashioned Ways To Feel Closer To Your Partner We Should Bring Back  Bustle

It's common these days to have a busy schedule and a multitude of distractions. And as long as it isn't burning you out, then there's really nothing wrong with that ...


True Crime & Cooking Show Obsessions Affect Your Brain In The Same Way, According To Experts  Bustle

During the golden age of TV, no two genres have proven to be more engaging than murder mystery and food-related series. According to Symphony Advanced ...


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.


Denise Williams trial: Jury begins deliberations in Mike Williams murder  Tallahassee.com

Jurors will not have the option to convict her of any lesser charges, a move Leon Circuit Judge James Hankinson warned Williams was risky.


Szymanski: A heartwarming, real-life sequel to 'A Dog's Way Home'  Carroll County Times

They say that life imitates art, and I've found that's true. I once wrote a book called “On the Track” for the Thoroughbred series. I was writing it around Valentine's ...


5 Holiday Scams to Avoid  ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports recommends simple steps you can take this season to avoid holiday scams when you shop online, accept deliveries, give to charity, and ...


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.


Man says he received condolence call from Pope Francis after father's death  Today Show

Matias Verna says Pope Francis called him to offer condolences on the death of his father, Dr. Mario Verna, who developed a friendship with the pope as a teen.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


Huawei P30 Pro to come with a notch and curved display - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

The rumor mill never sleeps as the first set of rumors for the Huawei P30-series are starting to surface. First, there was the rumor about the P30 Pro sporting a still ...


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...


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

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

After recent scandals in the poetry world, the Cut spoke to three women with a history of plagiarism.


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 ...


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.


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.


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 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 ...


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

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 luxury fields—food, ...


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 ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


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

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


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 ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


 
 
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