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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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Mamamia

“I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all.”
Mamamia
And although his body, his presence, his touch was unavailable, he was more than available on my phone. My Whatsapp chimed from when I woke up at 7.45am and continued until I drifted to sleep near midnight. He wasn't fitting the template. But it was ...



Boing Boing (blog)

Half of all phone calls in 2019 will be from telescammers
Boing Boing (blog)
(Funny, as soon as I started typing these words I got a phone call from a telemarketer.) According to a new study, half of the 50 billion mobile phone calls that will be made in 2019 will come from scammers. I wish only half the calls coming to my ...

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Forbes

Does Multi-Tasking Slow You Down? Ask Yourself These Questions To Find Out
Forbes
The six words in that email notification are most likely not relevant to what you're working on. (Okay, maybe 0.001% of the time that exact email will contain something relevant to what you're working on.) Or that message on your phone. How likely is ...



Lifehacker Australia

Stop Misusing Autocorrect
Lifehacker Australia
For instance, he says, your phone might think you typed of, but realise several words later that you meant to type if. (It knows you didn't mean “Of you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain...”) The more advanced autocorrect gets, the more ...



The Guardian

Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers
The Guardian
Both would have the ability to update a list of verboten search words, which could include expected subjects like “human rights” and “student protest” but could also extend to search terms such as “Nobel Prize”, according to the Intercept's story. News ...

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Wichita Eagle

'Mom, it hurts.' Kansas mother heartbroken by daughter's final words in texting crash
Wichita Eagle
It was a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol using the phone, she said. Just before 8 a.m. that day, Danielle was in a crash, the Hays Post reported. Danielle was driving eastbound on U.S. 56 in Larned when her Chevy rear-ended a semi that was ...

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The Daily Dot

Google's search engine for China reportedly links searches with phone numbers
The Daily Dot
The Dragonfly search engine will hide content prohibited by the Chinese government, including information about democracy, free speech, and political dissidents, the Intercept reports. The tool also censors blacklisted words including Mandarin ...

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Mirror.co.uk

Remembering 9/11: Heartbreaking final words and calls of those who died inside the Twin Towers
Mirror.co.uk
They were the final desperate acts of the trapped workers as smoke engulfed the Twin Towers. More than 1,000 phone calls were made in just 10 minutes after the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the buildings - and thousands more kept ...

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ELLE.com

Demi Lovato's Mother Speaks About Her Daughter's Overdose for the First Time
ELLE.com
"And I answered the phone and Kelsey was rambling like she had obviously been through something terrible, and she said, 'I need to tell you what's going on. You're going to see a report come out. Well, it's already come out.' And I stopped her and said ...
Demi Lovato's mom recalls terrifying moment she learned singer overdosed: 'I was in shock'Fox News
Demi Lovato's Mom Reveals What Happened on the Day Her Daughter OverdosedInStyle
Demi Lovato's mom recounts singer's overdose: I didn't know 'if she was going to make it'USA TODAY
MarieClaire.com
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Mashable

8 essential keyboard tips every iPhone owner should know
Mashable
So, if your phone refuses to recognize a company name, the name of a place, or even the name of your pet, if you add that word into your contacts — and you don't need to add a number or any other information — in future when you start typing that ...

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