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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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The Sydney Morning Herald

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 opponent would be excited by its double meaning. His reply, that he bet "she had the best ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape
The Sydney Morning Herald
His story about what happened to Leon was not consistent with phone calls and the severity of injuries sustained by Leon. His accounts varied on important points. Leon's post mortem showed a history of injuries not consistent with play, rough–housing ...

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Washington Post

The ultimate code-switcher: How a black detective used the n-word to infiltrate the KKK
Washington Post
During one phone conversation, when Duke gave Stallworth a lesson in how he could tell a person's color on the phone by the way they talked and pronounced certain words. “He never picked up on the fact that one of his pure Aryan white Klansmen was ...

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TIME

'I Don't Feel Safe Living Here.' After Threats From Parents, a Transgender Girl's Family Is Moving. Again.
TIME
I stumbled over my words. It was hard to get them out. I just wanted to hold her while she cried.” “When she saw the screenshots in my phone, her exact words were, 'You've ruined school for me,'” Rose says. “She didn't want to go back to school at first.”.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The anonymous note that shook our sense of belonging
The Sydney Morning Herald
The language of this note had a dramatic effect on my amma. She began to question her right to practise law – and live – in this country as a woman of colour. In less than 100 words, this anonymous individual managed to permanently damage my mother's ...



ADDitude

Disconnect Your Phone Phobias
ADDitude
I think it's because I'm fearful of what they might say. It's hard to talk on the phone because there are no visual cues to keep me engaged in the conversation. I'm also afraid of spacing out during a conversation, or taking the other person's words ...



Dallas News (blog)

Phones are creating a generation of kids with a complete inability to accept the state of boredom
Dallas News (blog)
I'll admit: I texted during class sometimes, staring at my teacher, my thumbs working furiously on the buttons of my flip phone inside my desk. Quick glance down to make sure the words had come out correctly, send the message, get back to work. Now, my ...



ARNnet

Court bans Telstra for three years from re-running "unlimited" ads
ARNnet
In May, Justice Gleeson found that Telstra's advertisement on its homepage and billboards in metropolitan areas which claimed - "One word from Australia's best mobile network. Unlimited" - falsely conveyed the representation that the provider offers a ...
Optus stops chasing Telstra over 'unlimited' ad damagesComputerworld Australia

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Vanity Fair

BlacKkKlansman: The True Story of How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK
Vanity Fair
Ahead, a rundown of Stallworth's real story—as told by his memoir and a recent phone interview—and which parts of BlacKkKlansman were invented for dramatic effect. ... A few words about the K.K.K.: “The people I was dealing with were not, to use an ...

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Lifehacker Australia

I Know How To Fix Bixby
Lifehacker Australia
While simply changing the voice of Bixby won't fix the voice recognition accuracy, lack of third party support, gimmicky functionality you don't care about and fuck it, everything else — it will give you less of a reason to chuck your phone out a ...

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