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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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Daily Telegraph

Corrine Barraclough: Cyber-bullies are about to get busy
Daily Telegraph
On a larger scale, bullying is how humans communicate. You only have to watch Parliament Question Time briefly to witness the vulgar verbal battlefield from supposed leaders. Watch the TV, read the headlines, pay attention to words that are being ...



Courier Mail

Robert Calvisi describes drama after son Cameron shot at Cottonvale farm
Courier Mail
Those four words would change the Calvisi family's life forever and spark a police investigation. Cameron and his father Robert have spoken exclusively to The Sunday Mail about the day the cheeky five-year-old was shot in the face by his 12-year-old ...



9to5Mac

Annoying bug in Facebook Messenger hitting some iOS users, company investigating [U]
9to5Mac
Closing and re-opening the app, restarting the phone and even deleting and reinstalling the app all reportedly make no difference. TechCrunch verified the issue, and contacted Facebook for comment. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is looking ...
New Facebook Messenger Bug Freezes up iPhone KeyboardPhoneWorld Magazine (press release) (blog)
Facebook Messenger not working for some iOS users, company issues fixDigit

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Smithsonian

France Says 'Au Revoir' to the Word 'Smartphone'
Smithsonian
In an effort to keep pesky English words from creeping into the French language, officials in France have been coming up with alternatives to some of the more common phrases of the digital age. In the past, the official journal of the French Republic ...

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SBS

Vic tells PM to phone 'mobster's mate'
SBS
Mr Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sparked a federal-state war of words at the turn of the year when they accused Victoria of being weak on youth crime. Mr Dutton singled out African youths for causing problems, after a string of ...

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Senior Moments: There are no words for this unfriendly Words with Friends competition
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
“Really, 'xi' is a word?” my husband hissed at me in an unfriendly way as I racked up a whopping 54 points in “Words with Friends.” Unlike the board game “Scrabble” it resembles, this cell phone version gives you the latitude to try out words with ...



The Sun

Model's final words to girlfriend before dying in the street having been knifed in the heart just yards from home
The Sun
He suffered a single stab wound to the chest during a 35-second gap in phone conversations with his partner Lauren Wong on June 23 last year. Aaron Kahrod, 21, and a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons both deny murder at Birmingham ...

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The Outline

Instagram handles have replaced phone numbers
The Outline
“The saying that social media is the best version of ourselves rings true, and especially when it comes to today's hookup oriented dating scene [people want to put forth] minimal effort. Pictures seem to do the trick somehow when it comes to appealing ...



11 rules for the new modern manners
Irish Examiner
Graydon Carter, outgoing editor of Vanity Fair, writes of 2017's toxic dominators, Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein — aged 71 and 65 — how “these two monsters have further coarsened the culture with words like 'pussy' and 'masturbation' cropping up ...



Mashable

OnePlus admits credit card hack impacts up to 40000 customers
Mashable
In other words, according to Fidus, OnePlus may not have been taking basic steps to protect its customers data. Like we said, not looking good. So, what can you do if you got an email from OnePlus notifying you of the breach? Not much, unfortunately ...

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