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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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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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NEWS.com.au

September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims - News.com.au
NEWS.com.au
MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...
Heartbreaking final words of September 11 victims and their desperate familiesNew Zealand Herald

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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 ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

'It was like a dream': Jennings junior has sights set on own title
The Sydney Morning Herald
It didn't take long before Robert Jennings' phone had his brother's name flash across the screen. The message came from the other side of the world, where Michael is holidaying in Europe and the Middle East with Parramatta Eels teammates. There was no ...

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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 ...



WIRED

How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency
WIRED
The HTC Exodus will also offer a novel way to recover your keys, which are often a series of words that need to be entered in the event that you lose access to your wallet. If you lose both your wallet and your recovery keys, you've officially lost ...



InStyle

Demi Lovato's Mum Opens Up About Her Overdose For First Time
InStyle
I was actually looking at my phone and all these texts started coming in." People were messaging saying things like, "I just heard the news, I'm so sorry, I'm praying for your family, I'm praying for Demi.' I was in shock. I thought, what is going on ...

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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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Deccan Herald

'Watch your words and act your age': HDK warns BSY
Deccan Herald
Kumaraswamy said that the BJP had called JD(S) MLA Suresh Gowda (Nagamangala) over phone and had approached Congress MLA Shivalli Channabasappa Satyappa (Kundagol) in person. "Suresh Gowda got a call last night, while Shivalli was ...

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Business Insider

Google may have just revealed the colors of its upcoming Pixel 3 phone
Business Insider
... be the Pixel 3 in three colors: white, black, and mint. The page features the outline of a phone, along with the words "Coming Soon" and some digital confetti. Clicking on the Google logo on the phone switches between each color. Here's the white ...

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