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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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MuMbrella

Sam Kekovich talks about iguanas in Telstra Phonewords ad
MuMbrella
Media personality and sports commentator Sam Kekovich has returned to television ads discussing iguanas in a Telstra Phonewords ad. The ad draws upon Kekovich's previous ad appearances with a monologue from behind his desk.



The Australian

Prince William and Harry tell of last phone call with Diana hours before she died
The Australian
They were on holiday with cousins at Balmoral having “a very good time” when their mother rang. Like many children, they did not enjoy speaking to their parents on the phone and were, in the words of Prince William, “just in a desperate rush to say ...
Princes William and Harry recall their last words with Princess DianaCNN
Princes William and Harry remember final words with Diana: 'I regret how short that phone call was'hellomagazine.com

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The West Australian

Diana documentary controversy: the princess in her own words
The West Australian
Princess Diana claimed she once spied on Prince Charles on the loo having "phone sex talk" with Camilla. She also said that Camilla was the "raunchier of the two" after listening in on some of her husband's phone calls to his mistress, The Sun reports.
Princess Diana: In Her Own Words documentary relives the worst of the royal fairytaleABC Online
Prince Charles 'was seeing Camilla just a year after he...Daily Mail
Diana documentary airs leaked tapes, with the Princess 'crucifying herself'NEWS.com.au

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Forbes

Made In China: Meet The Guy Who Built An iPhone Using Only Shenzhen's Cell Phone Markets
Forbes
Allen had access to some help from English-speaking Chinese friends and contacts, but the majority of the time he was communicating directly with shopkeepers within the market using the few Chinese words he knew. Despite linguistic barriers, Allen ...



Albany Times Union

Can you use a cell phone at a red light? It's complicated
Albany Times Union
26, 2013 file photo, a man uses his cell phone as he drives through traffic in Dallas. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to, in his words, close a loophole that allows motorists to use their cellphones when their vehicle is on the roadway but not in motion.

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BBC News

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation
BBC News
According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that "all relevant parties" should stop "words and deeds" that would exacerbate the situation. Mr Xi also stressed China and the US shared "common interests" over denuclearisation ...

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Bustle

Samsung's New Flip Phone Just Gave The Early 2000s A Much Needed Makeover
Bustle
The latest and greatest in technology is not hoverboards, flying cars, or whatever else your high school self dreamed for the future; it's flip phones. You read those words correctly: Samsung released a new flip phone. The early 2000s tried to call ...



gizmochina (blog)

Samsung Galaxy S8 is the Highest Selling Android Phone in Q2 This Year
gizmochina (blog)
Samsung is currently holding the numero uno position in the global smartphone market and the South Korean company has also attained record breaking sales in the second quarter of 2017. The company has managed to achieve impressive sales record in ...

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The Jewish Star

Awesome power of bad words
The Jewish Star
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 ...



CNET

Is Samsung sneakily snorting at Apple again?
CNET
Indeed, in teasing this new phone, has Samsung gone back to a little poking of Apple's more sensitive parts? I ask because the Galaxy Note 8 teaser ad released Monday leaves itself open to anti-Apple interpretation. It's a simple thing that juxtaposes ...

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