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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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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

Talk show host's phone call to prize winner takes heartbreaking turn
NEWS.com.au
ANYTHING can happen on live TV — and that's certainly true of one chat show segment that took such an incredible turn it's still referenced as a landmark ...

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Telco boss' Hoppers Crossing 'palace' set to ring in new price record
NEWS.com.au
Telstra Phonewords chief executive Gavin Scholes and wife Trish are selling their “palace”, a Queen Anne period reproduction that also comes with grand formal dining and living rooms, decorative ceilings, four bedrooms, a rumpus room with mahogany bar, ...



'I'm about to go to heaven, I will help you from there': Final words of Italian couple who phoned their parents to ...
Daily Mail
Trapped and facing death in their 23rd floor flat, Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi made heart-rending final phone calls to their families in Italy. In their last moments, the devoted couple told their parents they wanted to say goodbye, with Miss ...

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Romper

How To Get The Harry Potter Facebook Status Update, Because It's Delightful
Romper
All you have to do is post a Facebook status to your timeline that includes the words "Harry Potter" and/or any of the names of the Hogwarts houses (Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw). ... According to The Telegraph, Twitter has ...
How to activate Facebook's hidden Harry Potter spellsTelegraph.co.uk
Facebook celebrates Harry Potter's 20th anniversary with a magical Easter eggThe Verge

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ScienceAlert

Even Just Seeing Your Phone Nearby Can Mess With Your Brain Power
ScienceAlert
Whether or not the phone was on or off, or placed face up or face down on a desk, didn't make any difference to overall performance either, the researchers found. In other words, the only way to really make sure your phone isn't distracting you is to ...

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NEWS.com.au

Phone calls made by 'cannibal killer' Austin Harrouff show the 20 ...
NEWS.com.au
HUNDREDS of phone calls have been released between so-called 'Cannibal Killer' Austin Harrouff and his family in which he says he wants to “be a normal kid ...

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Lifehacker Australia

How To Claim Mobile Phone Calls On Your Tax Return [Infographic]
Lifehacker Australia
One area it always checks is phone-related expenses - and new comparison tools make it easier than ever to identify anomalies in your return. In other words, it pays to do a proper calculation instead of a half-arsed estimation. The below infographic ...

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BGR

This might be the worst thing about Google's upcoming Pixel 2
BGR
The Pixel 2 is set to launch in just a few months, which explains the sudden increase of Pixel 2 rumors. A new report details the design and specs of the upcoming Pixel phones, potentially revealing what may turn out to be the worst thing about Google ...

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Mirror.co.uk

Last posts: People contacted loved ones any way they could as flames rose around them - then their lines fell silent
Mirror.co.uk
But then he handed me the phone and said, 'Tell her you love her'. “I knew then to fear the worst. The phone went dead and I could not talk to her.” Word about the fire has spread rapidly on social media and people are desperately trying to contact ...
Death Toll In London Rampage Rises To 8 After Body Pulled From RiverNPR
Protesters march as anger mounts over Grenfell Tower response – as it happenedThe Guardian

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Business Insider

Don't trust the word 'exclusive' from tech companies - Business Insider
Business Insider
Sprint and Microsoft lent us another reminder this week that the tech industry often uses the word "exclusive" in a way that's hostile to consumers.

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