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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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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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Diana Dors' son's haunting last words in phone call to daughter before shock death  Mirror Online

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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun  The Guardian

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Pagers, Pay Phones, and Dialup: How We Communicated on 9/11  WIRED

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Festival inquest into drug deaths: Mother of Joshua Tam ‘terrified’ of season  NEWS.com.au

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'I have to put my phone in the wardrobe': how do authors deal with social media?  The Guardian

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Google Assistant now available to Indian phone users through toll-free number, will answer questions for free  India Today

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Taylor Swift Gave Her Final Word on Her 10-Year Feud with Kanye West  W

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FluentWorlds Brings Immersive 3D Graphics To Language Training  Forbes

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Michelle Carter, Who Encouraged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Was Denied Parole  BuzzFeed News

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Swap plants, call in to a performance of "Little Shop," watch dachshunds race for the finish line, and more.

iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 10: Here's what a $1,000 phone buys you today  CNET

Cameras, battery life, storage and more: Apple takes on Samsung's phones on value for money.

Huawei unveils speedy range of phones hit by Google ban  New Zealand Herald

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Valve Hands Out 19-Year Bans to Abusive DOTA 2 Players  ExtremeTech

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This Phone Service Is Offering Free Massages (Yes, You Read That Right)  Thrillist

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Robert Fulford: How the United States conquered the English language  National Post

Canadians should be neutral, but instead we've ended up with a language chosen by others.

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The successor to our favorite TV of 2018 has started shipping, and it's already had its first discount.

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You can find photos quickly by searching for specific words, and you can even copy and paste text.

Is That Really Your Sister Calling?  Science Friday

In a future when technology and hackers have evolved together, how will you *really* be able to tell who is at the other end?

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Herts police praise 'life-saving' mobile phone app which reveals your location in three words  Herts Advertiser

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Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari gave his son advice about life in phone conversation hours before death  Fox News

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Taylor Swift: The Rolling Stone Interview  Rolling Stone

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Imelda Leaves 2 Dead In Texas, Others Stranded  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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The emergency action plan presented by the joint parliamentary meeting bears strong similarity to the declaration that emerged from the gender-based violence ...

Jefferson County man electrocuted in Imelda floodwaters while moving horse  KIIITV.com

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Katie Explained Her Tense 'Bachelor In Paradise' Reunion With Chis  Bustle

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State Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-York County, has introduced legislation, named "Shawn's Law, to provide for a stiffer penalty for those convicted of aiding or ...

73 SEO Statistics To Help You Land On The First Page In 2019  SmallBizGenius

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More than 30,000 sign petition calling for Oxford English Dictionary to remove sexist words  New York Daily News

Nothing beats a dame — but don't you dare call her that. A London woman has initiated a petition against publisher Oxford University Press to strike what she ...

The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.

Why Beto O’Rourke’s gun buyback idea gives hope to Democrats in SC presidential primary  Greenville News

But while attractive to Democratic primary voters, observers say general election voters, in say South Carolina, may not be sold on the idea.

Company Socializing Has Become Work  The New York Times

In the era of the virtual office, when even workers who are physically present often wall off their senses with oversized headphones and rely on Slack to chat with ...

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

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Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.

Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

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Experiment follows lives of kids from pre-school to high school. Here's the findings.  GMA

A video project called "Hatch Kids" shows how kids lose confidence as they grow older.

Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.

What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.

Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone  Business Insider

When you block a number on an iPhone, you limit that number from contacting you in several ways. Here's what you need to know about iPhone blocking.

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

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In a few days in April, Samsung's $1980 foldable smartphone went from promising concept to PR nightmare. Months later, it's still not out.

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If you're shopping for a new smartphone, it can be hard to know which is the right one. We compared the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to help you choose.

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

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Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.

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There are a few ways to stop your Android phone from receiving robocalls and other unwanted spam calls, but no single method is a perfect remedy.

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