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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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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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TechRadar

Leaked Samsung 'Project V' images show off early foldable phone concept
TechRadar
Far from the flexible display that most of us imagine when the words 'foldable phone' appear before us, the device features a clamshell design with two separate screens that appear to show two home screen pages simultaneously when flipped open.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Three words that can save a friendship
The Sydney Morning Herald
Once you get that, it becomes as simple as learning three little words: “When…” and “I feel...” You calmly explain what the friend did that upset you and how it made you feel. For example, “When you get annoyed at me for not returning your phone calls ...



GeekWire

Hotel smart speaker startup Roxy enables custom wake words and enhanced security in new alliance with voice tech ...
GeekWire
The partnership will allow hotels working with Roxy to offer their own branded wake words, such as “Hey Hilton” or “OK Marriott.” Sensory builds machine learning technology, such as voice, visual and natural language processing, with an emphasis on ...



The Times

Object of loathing keeps a low profile
The Times
All it took was a couple of absent-minded words last Friday lunchtime. “I object,” the MP for Christchurch parped when the title of the Voyeurism Bill was read out and by teatime the parliamentary lexicon had a new word: choping. Let me be clear, as ...



Computerworld Australia

'Small amount' of password data stored in plaintext, PageUp says
Computerworld Australia
The company said that data affected by the breach may include information relating to employees of PageUp customers who had access to the SaaS platform (including their name, email address, physical address, and telephone number) as well as ...

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Tom's Guide

Motorola's Foldable Phone Breakthrough Is Literally Hot
Tom's Guide
In other words, if you leave it folded at various angles, it should stay there rather than snapping shut. Those are pretty much all the details we have on this mysterious phone at the moment. But if Motorola wants to beat Samsung's and Apple's foldable ...

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CNET

Here's How Limited Your Carrier's 'Unlimited' Phone Plans Really Are
Gizmodo
At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you're being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good ...
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CMO

Why customer trust is more vital to brand survival than it's ever been
CMO
For us, air conditioning is a 7-10 year lifecycle before it's replaced, so we need to ensure that experience is the best it can possibly be, because we rely heavily on return customers and word-of-mouth. “The customer at the heart of what we do, not ...



New York Times

Trendy, Much-Used Lingo
New York Times
Mr. Trudeau offers us a set of four two-word phrases, where the first word has something to do with making phone calls. For example, the “Bathroom bar offering so-called 'round-the-clock' protection” at 23A is DIAL SOAP. Dialing, of course, is any ...



Android Authority (blog)

LG X5 (2018) is a budget phone with a big battery, circa 2016 spec sheet
Android Authority (blog)
LG's budget phones haven't enjoyed the best critical reception in recent years, although last month's Q7 was certainly a big step in the right direction. Now, the company has launched the LG X5 (2018) (h/t: GSMArena), the sequel to a phone I had no ...

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