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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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Voice of America

'Words With Friends' Adds 50,000 New Words - VOA Learning English
Voice of America
The Words with Friends mobile phone game adds 50000 slang words.

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Recombu

The iPhone 8's glass back might be fragile, but it's still better than the Note 8
BGR
The iPhone 8 phones have a glass sandwich design which makes wireless charging happen. But that also means the all-glass iPhones will break a ... Marketing words will be the last thing you'll consider when your all-glass iPhone eventually hits the ...
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Liverpool Echo

'The hospital have finished me off' - Mum's chilling final words to daughter before death
Liverpool Echo
Patricia added: “As we said goodbye and hung up the phone I knew I would never hear her voice again.” Mrs O'Hare, of Western Avenue, was admitted to the emergency department at Whiston Hospital after feeling unwell for a week, with a cough and ...

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The Breeze

Five best phone apps to pass time
The Breeze
Words With Friends allows you to compete with users all over the world while challenging your brain in a game similar to Scrabble. Test your vocabulary while working your way to a win. You can play up to 30 games simultaneously, constantly keeping you ...

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The Standard

Uhuru Kenyatta's son Muhoho Kenyatta reads speech from phone, Kenyans react (Video)
The Standard
There was drama in Nandi County on Sunday when Muhoho Kenyatta, son to President Uhuru Kenyatta, was unable to deliver a speech in Kiswahili. Muhoho Kenyatta, who had accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to a campaign rally in the county, ...

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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 ...



The Verge

Verizon discontinued its bad smartwatch
The Verge
The software also encouraged wearers to use Verizon's Messaging app both on their phone and the watch. This app highlights words and turns them into monetized links. That's a feature no one wants. Dieter Bohn's review called this watch an upsell that ...

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TheStreet.com

In 5 Seconds I Will Tell You Everything About My New Apple iPhone 8
TheStreet.com
After all, I am paying about $35 a month to lease the phone (upgrade plan, people). Me with my shiny new iPhone 8. I am an accomplished amateur photographer and the iPhone's camera is clearly better than on my iPhone 6. In other words, the phone takes ...

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Bustle

Who Is "Baked Alaska"? The Alt-Right Troll Was Shut Down By 3 Women He Had Been Harassing
Bustle
When one of the women tells him repeatedly that she doesn't want to be on camera and pushes his phone away, Gionet says, "You can't touch my property or me," stating that he's on a public street, and so he can film whatever he wants. She then swats the ...



Inc.com

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed
Inc.com
The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back curving into a 5.8-inch OLED display that stretches from the edges of the front of the phone. Apple is calling it a "Super Retina Display" with 1125 x 2436 pixels of ...

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