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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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Mamamia

Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.
Mamamia
In 2014, Lea Michele revealed that the title to her ballad, 'If You Say So,' represented the final words Cory Monteith ever spoke to her. In the song, which Michele co-wrote with Sia, Michele sings, “It's been seven whole days without your embrace, I ...
Cory Monteith's Mom Says He Was on Pain Meds for Dental Work Weeks Before His Tragic OverdosePEOPLE.com

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Courier Mail

Dead Wrong: 'Curiosity killed the cat' were scientist Jeffrey Brooks' chilling last words
Courier Mail
Those final words, said as Jeffrey Brooks rushed to end a phone call, came as the aquaculturist had begun exposing workers at the Beenleigh Crayfish Farm for the large-scale selling of stock on the side. A coronial inquest heard that Jeffrey, 24, had ...



Computerworld Australia

Google launches quantum framework Cirq, plans Bristlecone cloud move
Computerworld Australia
“The core philosophies we had when we set out to design Cirq: the hardware details need to be part of our programming abstraction. We hear a lot the words 'hardware agnostic' used but definitely for NISQ algorithms I just don't think agnostic is the ...

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Digital Trends

Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 will help your phone survive up to 15 drops before it shatters
Digital Trends
In other words, strong glass is more important than ever in phone design, which is good news for the company. There's no word on specific phones to feature Gorilla Glass 6, but the company said we'll see phones with the new glass by the end of the year.

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Fraser Coast Chronicle

Death row inmate's last words
Fraser Coast Chronicle
With those final three official words, a 34-year-old Texas death row inmate completed his final statement, then met his fate. As the lethal injection began to take effect, Christopher Young he said he could taste it, and it was burning, ABC Eyewitness ...
Death-row inmate Christopher Young has been executed by lethal injection. Picture: AP/Mike GraczykSource:APNEWS.com.au

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Remember the days when we actually bought people birthday cards?
The Sydney Morning Herald
... that huge-effort brain-thinking house-leaving birthday-messaging stuff anymore. Soon we won't have to do anything. My phone will just remind itself that it's my sister's birthday then send off an auto-message with a few lovely words it can work out ...



9to5Google

OnePlus 6 Red: Color so vibrant it's hard to put into words [Video]
9to5Google
Until you see it in real life, you'll be unaware of the pearlescent nature of the backplate, but no matter how you attempt to put it into words: it's absolutely stunning. It is very nice to see a mobile phone that steps away from the tried and tested ...

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Notebookcheck.net (press release)

Panos Panay talks of new Surface form factors but don't get your hopes high for a Surface Phone
Notebookcheck.net (press release)
The release of the Surface Go somewhat rekindled hopes that Microsoft could go even smaller and finally make a device that can work like a PC but has telephony included — in other words, the Surface Phone. WIRED's Lauren Goode sat down with Surface ...

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Detroit Free Press

Man's final wishes on cell phone count as a will, court says
Detroit Free Press
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The Michigan appeals court says a young man's final words written in electronic form can count as a valid will. Before killing himself in 2015, a 21-year-old Berrien County man said he had written a "farewell" that was accessible ...



Mental Floss

Samsung Is Making a Phone You Can Fold in Half
Mental Floss
Singh had to teach his system ASL himself by signing various words at his web cam repeatedly. Working within the machine-learning platform Tensorflow, the AI program eventually collected enough data to recognize the meaning of certain gestures ...
Samsung foldable phone to have 7-inch display, will be as expensive as iPhone XIndia Today

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