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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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Massive leak tells us virtually everything about Sony’s upcoming phones  BGR

Sony will unveil a bunch of new Android devices on Monday morning in Barcelona, Spain at MWC 2019, and we've already seen press renders for some of them ...


#theselfabsorptionofsocialmedia  Jackson Sun

Ours is a smartphone and selfie world. Many of us have a smartphone, but the question for us is not “Do we have a smartphone?” Instead, the important question ...


Samsung Galaxy Fold with its foldable 7.3-inch screen is impressive but it is not the iPhone of 2007  India Today

Last night while you were sleeping on the night of February 20, Samsung launched one of the most ambitious phones in history. Called the Galaxy Fold, this ...


Hitting the right note in music streaming  Sydney Morning Herald

A proud late adopter finally enters the world of music streaming – and finds it surprisingly in tune with his groove.


WKBN's Rich Morgan beginning newest venture -- retirement  WKBN.com

The forecaster was part of the original morning news crew from the launch of First News This Morning in 1992, but he got his start in radio.


Viral Facebook post raises questions about behavior on King County Metro  KING5.com

A viral social media post accuses a man of live streaming himself harassing passengers on a King County Metro bus. The post is raising questions about ...


Lives on the line in Gustav Moller's The Guilty  Sydney Morning Herald

A man in a small space talking on a phone doesn't sound like a great subject for a film, so it's surprising how riveting it can be. Danish director Gustav Moller's ...


Communication has changed - Daily Leader  Dailyleader

Interpersonal communication etiquette was a lot simpler back in the day. You had letters and face-to-face conversations. The biggest risk was somebody ...


Vivo V15Pro is a mid-range phone that laughs at your flagship  Mashable

The Vivo V15Pro has all the features you'd expect from a flagship phone, and more.


‘Urgent’ news! A new outdoor summer concert is coming to Boise  Idaho Statesman

Rock band Foreigner will headline an Outlaw Field show at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise on Sept. 12, 2019. Tickets go on sale March 1 at Ticketmaster ...


The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story  Motherboard

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'


Screened out: What happens when a parent is distracted by technology?  Irish Examiner

It's easy to miss out on what your baby is doing because you're distracted by your phone. Striking the right balance between screen time and time with your child ...


Tyler Perry On Jussie Smollett Staging An Attack: 'I'm Lost For Words'  HuffPost

Tyler Perry is having a hard time coming to terms with the news that fellow actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after allegedly staging a racist and ...


Self defence, racism claims rejected in St John Street assault  Tasmania Examiner

A Supreme Court Justice has rejected that racism and self defence were reasons behind a late-night assault in central Launceston, with the offender receiving a ...


Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes gag order on Roger Stone, can no longer speak publicly about the investigation or case  Boing Boing

No, Mr. Stone, I'm not giving you another chance,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. "I have serious doubt whether you learned any lesson at all."


Essay: Down memory lane with the Monkees  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It was 1969 and two local girls in a convertible were hauling a giant stuffed bear and a Kodak camera around Rochester hoping to meet the Monkees.


VIRAL: Socialite confronts couple during photo shoot for 1-year-old baby  WFLA

Baby's first tooth, first word and first photo shoot are supposed to be happy moments to remember forever.


OpenAI let us try its state-of-the-art NLP text generator  VentureBeat

OpenAI's new family of language models achieves state-of-the-art performance on a number of NLP tasks -- and sometimes generates convincing original text.


Black H.S. hoops star taunted with N-word, monkey noises at game, family says  NJ.com

The mother of a black high school basketball player from Lenape Valley High said her son was targeted with a barrage of racial slurs, including the N-word and ...


Brookfield Zoo science fair explores cookies, phone cases and insulation projects  Chicago Tribune

“Science fairs don't usually smell this good,” said Angela Sullivan, vice president of education and community engagement programs at the Brookfield Zoo, ...


LeBron James Praised Kyrie Irving’s ‘Growth’ After Their In-Season Phone Call  UPROXX

LeBron and Kyrie continue to squash whatever beef existed between them after Irving's departure from Cleveland.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


10 phrases that men dread to hear from their women  The Standard

The moment you start comparing your man to other men or the husbands of other women is the moment you crush his self-esteem and make him insecure.


What I learned talking to a Harvard-educated Zen Buddhist  The Irish Times

Hilary Fannin: I'm not good with self help books. It's appallingly immature I know.


'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


Yabla Review & Rating  PCMag.com

Yabla strengthens foreign language listening skills with thousands of videos and exercises based on them. It's excellent for people with prior language ...


We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now.  The Bulwark

The home for the best of American conservative opinion. Curated commentary and analysis on news, politics, public policy, and culture.


Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?


Church Events around Delaware County | Lifestyle | delcotimes.com  The Delaware County Daily Times

Note: All notices for church events and services must be emailed to vcarey@delcotimes.com by Wednesday at noon. We will not accept faxes or hard copies.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


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

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...


Windstream debt battle opens up ‘Pandora’s Box’ for hedge funds  Financial Times

Arkansas-based telecoms company now in trouble after judge sides with hedge fund.


Weakened NATO: Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump  SPIEGEL ONLINE

The trans-Atlantic alliance has been significantly weakened, forcing Europe to build up its own security structures without inflicting even more damage on NATO.


The Big Read – The Japanese House: “There's emotion captured in my music, forever”  NME.com

Between the hazy pictures, low key early gigs and the intangible music, the mystery surrounding The Japanese House, aka 23-year-old Amber Bain, could seem ...


How to write a maternity leave letter (with sample)  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Are you searching how to write ⭐ MATERNITY LEAVE LETTER ⭐? In this article, you will find an easy guide and a sample of such a writing ...


Murdered track star Lauren McCluskey's final words  Kidspot

A senior track star at the University of Utah was killed by a registered sex offender with whom she had a previous relationship, police and university officials said.


Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.


Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.


10 tech tips for Google, Instagram and Facebook to get your digital life in order  USA TODAY

From Google to Instagram and YouTube, we dive into 10 great tech tips you'll want to start using now.


It's boring, but backing up your photos is a must  Stuff.co.nz

But it's not until you lose some photos that you realise that the boring parts of tech can save some heartache. Often when you take a photo you don't realise its ...


How to change page name on Facebook in few simple steps  Legit.ng

The search query on how to change page name on Facebook is one of the most searched among the rest, connected with this social media. Being a blogger ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...


Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle  CNN

Prosecutors in Florida have filed hate crime charges against a white man who was captured on a cell phone video holding a handgun and yelling racial epithets ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


Motorola is bringing back the Razr flip phone  Fashion Journal

If you were a teenager in the mid '00s, you either owned a Motorola Razr or you lived in constant jealousy of everyone who owned a Motorola Razr.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT New Mexico

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


Banking Royal Commission: Freedom Insurance signed up 26yo with Down syndrome  The Advertiser

THE banking royal commission has heard its most shocking case yet.


Jamal Khashoggi: Murder recording shocked Saudi official  NEWS.com.au

Syringes, staplers and a “sharp object that looked like a scalpel” were among the disturbing contents of suitcases carried by the 15-member “hit squad” who ...


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


'Nomophobia' named Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year  The Bookseller

'Nomophobia', a word used to describe stress and anxiety caused by being separated from a mobile phone, has been deemed the Cambridge Dictionary's ...


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


8 clever ways that tech can reveal a cheating spouse  Komando

Let me be clear: The best thing you can do is have a frank and honest conversation with your spouse about your marriage. Couples therapy can work wonders.


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

Author Tilly Bagshawe has travel tips for even the most nervous flyer.


TPG confirms merger discussions with Vodafone  ARNnet

TPG Telecom has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) regarding a potential "merger of equals".


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


Jeffrey Brooks: Cold case murder of Jeffrey Brooks on Sunday Night  NEWS.com.au

SIX foot three, solid build, gentle nature and an easy laugh.


Can the police search your phone?  Computerworld

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here's why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.


Pew research: Teens worried they spend too much time on phones  Quartz

Many parents believe their teens are too attached to their phones—maybe even addicted. In a surprise finding, a new report from the Pew Research Center ...


LG G7 ThinQ Review: A Good Phone With Some Machine Learning to Do  WIRED

LG's G7 may confuse your houseplants for ham, but it's still a top Android phone.


How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”  HBR.org Daily

To eliminate filler words, understand the role they play in your speech.


Oppo A73 Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

With Oppo's flagship R-series aimed at offering a better deal than Apple and Samsung's high-end devices, the company's A-series has tended towards setting ...


How to make an old Android phone feel new again  Computerworld

Make your old Android phone faster, fresher, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow steps.


Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa — here's how to delete them  CNBC

Amazon collects some information from your Amazon Echo. Even though Alexa isn't always listening, it's does know what you've asked, like when you tell it to ...


These Academics Spent the Last Year Testing Whether Your Phone Is Secretly Listening to You  Gizmodo

It's the smartphone conspiracy theory that just won't go away: Many, many people are convinced that their phones are listening to their conversations to target ...


Apple iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED 1st Photo Review: 7 Things You Need To Know  Forbes

Announced on Monday April 9, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in (PRODUCT)RED livery arrived in stores on Friday the 13th. But, don't worry, it's not ...


If You Hear This Phrase on the Phone, It's Definitely a Phone Scam  Reader's Digest

Hint: You'll recognize this phrase from commercials, but you should definitely be wary of this phone scam.


The Best Learning Apps on Your Phone for 18-Month-Olds  WonderHowTo

Give an 18-month-old a shoe, check back 10 minutes later, and it's a very big maybe he will have it on his foot. But give him your smartphone, and in a mere five ...


The 15 Best Two-Player Mobile Games to Play Anywhere  MakeUseOf

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, two-player mobile games are one of the best ways to spend your free time in a fun way.


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


 
 
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