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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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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?


Jamal Khashoggi's last words revealed in transcript  ABC 57 News

(CNN) -- "I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in ...


How To Change Alexa's Wake Word To Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker Australia

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something....


Samsung Galaxy A8s launched: Key specs, features, price and everything else you should know  India Today

Samsung has finally launched its long-time rumoured Galaxy A8s in China today. The smartphone company had announced the coming of the Galaxy A8s -- the ...


Anonymized data doesn't stay anonymous, says MIT study  Fast Company

Urban planners and researchers at MIT found that it's shockingly easy to “reidentify” the anonymous data that people generate all day, every day in cities.


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


Your 5G phone reality in 2019: A trickle, not a flood  CNET

Mobile companies just can't stop talking about 5G. The next-generation technology is poised to connect devices like phones and driverless cars to wireless ...


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 ...


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

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 ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to your iPhone sales problem  Business Insider Australia

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones.


Saturday Kitchen host apologises after caller drops C-word  DigitalSpy.com

Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt was forced to apologise after one phone-in included a swear word.


'I was on Instagram. The baby fell down the stairs': is your phone use harming your child?  The Guardian

As new research looks at the impact of distracted parenting on child development, we talk to families about the battle with 'technoference'


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to Apple's iPhone sales problem  The Australian Financial Review

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones. Lower your prices. It would also be the right thing to do for your ...


The meaning of the words of the year  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy Leaks, Three New Nokia Handsets, OnePlus Confirms Faster Phone  Forbes

This week's Android Circuit includes no notch in the Galaxy S10, a 5G S10 confirmed for America, the OnePlus 5G heading to the UK, three new Nokia handsets, ...


CNN bomb threat: New York offices evacuated after threatening phone call  Daily Telegraph

CNN broadcasters have been forced to evacuate their New York building during a live show because of a bomb threat. Staff in offices and studios fled the ...


Ravens player apologizes for ‘inexcusable’ racist and homophobic tweets  Washington Post

Patrick Ricard, a second-year fullback/defensive lineman for the Ravens, apologized Sunday for tweets he posted several years ago that contained racist and ...


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  ABC News

A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five ...


Huawei's new AI app enriches story time for deaf children  China.org.cn

Learning to read is hard work for any kid. For deaf and hard-of-hearing children, it is even more challenging. Chinese mobile giant Huawei recently launched ...


OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor  The Register

The next top-end addition to Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor family, which powers millions upon millions of Android smartphones, will be the 855.


Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?  The Guardian

For decades, Childline and Samaritans have offered a friendly ear. But how does that work when so many of us would rather text, email or instant message?


Cuba Announces Full Internet Access for Mobile Phones  Voice of America

Cuba is one of the last nations in the world to permit its citizens to have full internet access on their mobile phones.


Qantas passenger given jail time after 'body slamming' flight attendant  Fox News

A man was given one year in jail after he “body slammed” a flight attendant.


TECNO Camon 11 Review: What Lies Beyond the Camera?  Techweez

Cheap smartphones are getting good – these words ring true for the Tecno Camon 11. We've played around with it for a couple of weeks. Here's our full review.


TINA WEAVER: Man up, Prince Harry and heal the rift with Meghan's father...before its too late  Daily Mail

TINA WEAVER says that Prince Harry should heal the rift with his wife's father Thomas. Mr Markle opened up about his anguish at the wall between him and the ...


5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)  PCWorld

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 chip, and other than the obvious speed boosts, here are the coolest ways it will change the next crop in Android ...


'In my job, if you turn off the phone and laptop and talk to people, things happen'  The Independent

My first solo biography was of the author JK Rowling. Back then in 2000, she wasn't yet one of the great icons of popular culture. All I knew about her was the ...


Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase or title in which the first and last words are the same. I'll give you the middle word (and a ...


iPhone XS facing a camera pixel war onslaught from Xiaomi and Honor  T3

Honor and Xiaomi are set to become the first manufacturers to offer smartphones with 48-megapixel cameras. Sony and Samsung both announced ...


Oxford Dictionary reveals 2018 Word of the Year as ‘toxic’  NEWS.com.au

This year has been real hard yakka. I highly commend those who have struggled through political climate turbulence, saturated royal family presence, nuclear ...


President George H.W. Bush's last moments and words to son George W. Bush  Today Show

President George H.W. Bush died peacefully in Houston on Friday night. Here's what he said to his son, President George W. Bush before he passed.


Some LG G7 owners are reporting bootloops, but a fix is coming  Android Authority

LG is no stranger to the phenomenon of bootloops, and it looks like a few LG G7s are experiencing the issue as well. According to threads on Reddit and XDA ...


Google deletes 22 Android apps with hidden virus, check this list to see and ensure they are not in your phone  India Today

After Sophos, a cyber security company that makes security apps wrote a blog post about it, Google has deleted 22 apps from the Play store. The apps were ...


OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to come with ‘Warp Charge’ technology  PCMag India

OnePlus has been teasing its new partnership with British automobile giant McLaren and from what we know a new special edition of the OnePlus 6T is on its ...


Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously.  The New York Times

The biggest roadblock to your productivity is the smartphone on your desk.


Can Nikki Haley Emerge From the Trump Administration Unscathed?  The Atlantic

In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between ...


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


Curbing use of mobile phones while driving reduces motorcycle fatality rates  Market Business News

Restricting or banning the use of mobile phones and other handheld devices while driving significantly reduces the motorcycle fatality rate.


Google launches a Rs 500 JioPhone competitor called WizPhone WP006, not available in India yet  India Today

The new Google phone looks like a feature phone, similar to the JioPhone, but comes with KaiOS and some smart functionality including Google Assistant.


Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are the NBA’s masters of media  Washington Post

NEW YORK — They're both here and willing, almost always here and willing. Only, at this moment, they're separated by the length of a basketball court in the ...


The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You  The Wall Street Journal

Pushing mobile devices to become ever-more reliant on Wi-Fi seemed like a good solution to the problem of mobile bandwidth, but now it's causing as many ...


Why consumers should care about the launch of 5G  Born2Invest

5G has started to roll out, but many consumers are not excited about it given the poor and unreliable cellular services today.


The Future of Windows: What Are Polaris and Windows Core OS?  How-To Geek

Microsoft is working on a secretive “Windows Core OS” project that will unify Windows across all devices and a “Polaris” desktop to go along with it. Here's what ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


How to say no to holiday obligations  Fast Company

If looking at your calendar this month is stressing you out, here's a plan for figuring out how to reclaim some of your time.


‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer ...


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.


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.


Tufts janitors allege unjust firing, racist treatment by C&W Services supervisors  Tufts Daily

*Content* warning: This article discusses mental health. Editor's note: This article contains the alleged use of the N-word by a C&W Services employee. In addition ...


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.


Sleep Texting Is A Real Issue, A New Study Shows, & Here's How To Tell If You're Doing It  Bustle

If you sleep with your phone, a new study from Villanova University published in the Journal of American College Health might make you kick your digital BAE ...


Netflix’s biggest competition isn’t sleep — It’s YouTube  VentureBeat

Netflix insists sleep is its biggest competitor. But YouTube may actually be a greater threat in the battle for India's users.


The evidence undermining Trump’s attempt to defend the Stormy Daniels payment  Washington Post

President Trump's day began on Monday, as many of his days do, with watching Fox News. A guest on “Fox and Friends First” — the version of the show that airs ...


I pay my kids to get dressed, do homework and more. It’s the best decision I ever made.  Washington Post

“Please get dressed — we have to leave in five minutes,” I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. “You still need to brush your teeth. You haven't packed ...


Watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 15 Episode 16 Online  Heavy.com

Tonight is the season 15 finale of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". Get the info on the KUWTK episode and how to watch it online by cable-free live ...


Kanye West Apologizes After Getting Called Out for Using His Phone During Cher's Broadway Show  Entertainment Tonight

Kanye West is humbly apologizing after being called out on Twitter for using his phone during a Broadway performance. The Cher Show, a Broadway musical ...


How asking about your sleep, smoking or yoga habits can help pollsters verify their findings  Pew Research Center

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your life? Have you practiced yoga in the past year? On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a day?


NHI Announces New $25.35 Million Development Project in Wisconsin  Business Wire

National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI) has entered into an agreement to finance the development of a 144-bed skilled nursing facility in Oak Creek, Wis.


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

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 ...


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

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


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...


Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.


TOGETHER ALONE  Radio New Zealand

The carport where Naylar Uisa almost died is made from pieces of old wood nailed together, and a tarpaulin draped over the front. Tucked in between two state ...


The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


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

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


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 ...


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 ...


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


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 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, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


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 ...


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

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 luxury fields—food, ...


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 ...


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

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


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 ...


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

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


This dual-screen phone has displays on the front and back  Liliputing

There have been a handful of dual-screen smartphones over the years. The ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen phone that gives you an almost tablet-sized screen ...


Missed call? Australian phones 'flooded' by 'wangiri' scam  SBS

People in Australia are falling victim to the 'one ring and cut' scam, with migrants said to be more at risk.


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


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

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


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 ...


Steph Curry’s tiny Palm phone is the latest anti-tech-addiction gadget  Vox.com

This fall — better known as “this holiday shopping season” — there are as many things to buy as ever, but newly, there are plenty of things to buy that have the ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  The Australian Financial Review

It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


With These 5 Stunning Words, Steve Jobs Added a Truly Brutal Chapter to His Legacy  Inc.

Steve Jobs was near the end, literally on his deathbed. His daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, was visiting. As she turned to leave, he offered some brutal parting ...


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


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.


How do you say “smartphone” in Lakota?  The Outline

What the coining of new native words reveals about modern America.


All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects  Vulture

In the HBO mini-series “Sharp Objects,” secret words are hidden in plain sight, suddenly visible in one frame and gone in the next. Are they Camille Preaker's ...


 
 
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