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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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ACMA


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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Popular Science

11 new iOS 11 features to try
Popular Science
In addition to the recently-announced iPhone models, many older phones and tablets will be able to download iOS 11. If your device is currently running iOS 10—in other words, if you own an iPhone 5s or later, a 5th generation iPad or later, an iPad ...
New features come with the iOS 11 upgrade for iPhone and iPadNEWS.com.au
Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new softwarePocket-lint.com

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ABC Online

Digital Detox Challenge #3 & 4 results: texting and only using the phone alone
ABC Online
This week we issued not one but two digital detox challenges to keep you on your toes when it comes to the relationship with your smartphone. One was only using full words and sentences and no emojis when you text, and the other is only using your ...



Papermag

Beautiful People: 070 Shake is the Change She Wants to See
Papermag
I always had poetry written in my phone, words in my head that I had to get out and write down. My sister and cousins were always active in school music programs but that was never for me. So I was always surrounded by music but never thought about it ...



Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Yom Kippur is a reminder of the awesome, and awful, power of words
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Even after my parents moved to Nevada, the two couples remained close, speaking on the phone every week or so and visiting back and forth every couple of years. Almost 40 years ago, Al's daughter was getting married and my parents were planning to ...

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The Verge

Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal
The Verge
The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC's phone design and engineering team is simple, and it's been obvious for over a year: Google is serious about becoming a hardware company. Early in 2016 ... In a blog post announcing ...
Why Google's HTC Purchase Is Nothing Like the Motorola OrdealGadget Hacks
Google $1.1 billion deal with HTC: Not just for Pixel team, there is more to itIndia Today

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Gloucestershire Live

'She had a lot to live for': Grieving husband's moving words after wife, 61, drowned in Severn
Gloucestershire Live
He noticed photos on display in her room and he realised she had left her bag with her phone at home, which led him to become concerned and phone the police. "I am not sure if it amounts to anything but she never spoke of jumping into the River Severn ...



Phandroid.com

frank. phone says it's still alive despite Indiegogo shutdown
Phandroid.com
Earlier this month, we reported that the crowdfunding site that's colloquially been known as the “Kickstarter With Fewer Rules” is tightening its belt in an attempt to keep project creators honest. Indiegogo now requires more transparency from its ...

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Phys.Org

Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the phone Note 7 users have been waiting for
Phys.Org
He sent a courier (in person) to physically take the phone from my hands and take it back to the company's offices. Galaxy Note users are a loyal bunch. Many who didn't experience the overheating issues with the Note 7 didn't want to give them up ...

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Longmont literary community coming together for first downtown Word Walk
Longmont Times-Call
Downtown Longmont will be transformed into a word nerd's paradise for two hours on Saturday afternoon. Local author Kayann Short and her friend, Carolyn Morris, who works with Owl Canyon Press, will host a free Word Walk from 3 to 5 p.m. in Longmont ...


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