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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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Max Meyer's final phone call before avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


Whispers of Infidelity: What Words Give Away a Cheater?  Psychology Today

Everywhere you look, it seems that some celebrity's infidelity is being exposed to the masses. No matter what a couple's resources might be, monogamy and ...


Hundreds to gather to seek swift return of Aiia Maasarwe's body  The Age

A public gathering in Israel to pressure the Australian government to quickly return the body of Arab-Israeli woman Aiia Maasarwe is scheduled to begin late ...


Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones  CNBC

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


Dolby made a secret app for recording studio quality audio on your phone  The Verge

Dolby has been quietly testing a new mobile app for recording and cleaning up audio under the codename "234." The app cancels background noise, and then ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


Davich: 'God' text befuddles this agnostic  Chicago Tribune

When the word "God" suddenly appeared out of nowhere on the end of a text exchange, columnist Jerry Davich puzzled over how it happened and what it ...


EXCLUSIVE: “I hope he finds Christ” Parents of Ossian toddler have words for accused baby killer  wpta21.com

OSSIAN, IND. (WPTA 21) – The father and mother of 18-month-old Kamryn Price, who police say was beaten to death last week spoke exclusively with ABC 21's ...


‘Would you like to speak to the president?’  Washington Post

An accidental encounter with President Trump, from a brasserie in Paris.


Zipwhip raises $51.5M for businesses to text customers from any kind of phone line  TechCrunch

A surge of audio services using AI are giving voice a boost in customer *service*, but when it comes to communications in the age of mobile, messaging continues ...


These podcasts about language give listeners a chorus of swear words and a listicle for the ears  Scroll.in

'The Allusionist' and 'Wordy Wordpecker' invite you to take a closer look at everyday words.


Aiia Maasarwe's Bundoora murder has shaken Melbourne. Here's what we know so far  ABC News

Aiia Maasarwe's Tuesday night started with a meet-up to practise English in the park and a comedy show with friends. Her life ended shortly after midnight in ...


In 7 Words, Katelyn Ohashi Explains Why Her Gymnastics Routine Went Viral  Inc.

When you change the way you feel inside, the performer the audience sees will change.


The biggest competition for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone might come from an unexpected place  BGR

Samsung's first foldable smartphone is confirmed to launch in the first half of the year, and the handset won't have that many rivals, as other vendors are yet to ...


Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia  Digital Trends

HMD Global, a Finnish startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it's ...


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


News Bill could make using your phone while driving illegal Kelsey Gibbs 11:05 PM, Jan  NewsChannel5.com

You may soon have to hang-up the phone if you're driving. A bill proposed in legislature would ban all hand-held devices on Tennessee roads.


Tom Rukavina: His good deeds spread throughout the Range  Mesabi Daily News

"Tom was a great friend and as our district's commissioner was always willing to listen and help any way he could," Darlene Saumer wrote me in a recent email ...


This might be the worst Galaxy S10 battery rumor yet  BGR

Samsung will unveil at least four distinct Galaxy S10 versions soon, including three 4G models and a 5G phone. All of them will share the same Infinity-O ...


Brendon McCullum launches war of words with Thunder GM Lee Germon over BBL abandonment  TVNZ

Brisbane Heat star Brendon McCullum has taken aim at Sydney Thunder general manager and former NZ captain Lee Germon over the Thunder's request to be ...


The Zanco Smart Pen Is a Modern Day Talkboy  Gizmodo

Zanco's Smart Pen isn't actually a pen, it's barely a phone (and not very smart), and the company behind it sounds like an outfit that supplies Wile E. Coyote with ...


Samsung foldable phone launch timeline confirmed  Digit

In an interview with Digital Trends, Director of Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung confirmed that the foldable phone will launch in the first half of 20.


Covington Catholic students at the Indigenous Peoples March: What we know  Cincinnati.com

Covington Catholic High School has said that students could be expelled after a video went viral, showing an incident where students who were in Washington ...


Review: Anson Calder Calfskin iPhone Case  Forbes

New York's Anson Calder offers a luxury minimalist iPhone case in calfskin leather.


7 top-rated apps that will make you smarter, calmer and healthier in 2019  CNBC

CNBC Make-It gathered a list of the top-rated self-improvement apps by Apple and Google. Whether you're looking to get fit or learn a new skill in the new year, ...


Chinese envoy to Canada warns of 'repercussions ' if Ottawa bans Huawei from 5G mobile phone network  CBC.ca

China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa of possible repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to ...


Sister of murdered student Aiia Maasarwe reveals chilling details about sibling's final safety call  Daily Mail

The sister of slain Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe has revealed details of the chilling final phone call they shared moments before she was allegedly raped and ...


Phone makers are messing with Android's memory management, and Google isn't doing anything about it  Android Central

The company that makes your Android phone is doing Android memory management wrong. Because the best practices and in some cases actual requirements ...


16 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level  Inc.

Imagine that 2019 is the year when you break through whatever barriers are keeping you from being the best version of yourself. Likely though, it will mean you ...


Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face  BoxingScene.com

Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez Face To Face Video - SHOWTIME PPV will present a welterweight world championship showdown between two of boxing's ...


So, is your smartphone really secretly listening to you?  Independent.ie

'I know this is happening. No one can tell me otherwise. I've experienced it and so have friends.


Samsung's Galaxy S10 Event May Have a Game-Changing Foldable Phone Surprise  Inverse

Samsung announced it would be debuting its next-generation Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones February 20, on Thursday with a teaser video. But it left out ...


Cancer Survivor Travels Out Of Her Comfort Zone  Curetoday.com

Travel as a cancer survivor? Travel choices can be healthy, if a bit nerve-wracking, for a cancer survivor. It is good to focus outward rather than inward when you ...


News Anchor Apologizes for Using a Racial Slur for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Surname  The New York Times

A television news anchor in St. Louis apologized after he uttered a racial slur in place of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last name during a Friday morning ...


NewsBytes 2019 #1 - Waze tips for Thaipusam, new LG ThinQ AI TV, SalamWeb, Mastercard drops name, Top 10 Technology Trends in 2019 and more  TechNave

What's uppppp TechNaversss! NewBytes is back and it's gonna be our first 2019 edition! It's a bit late but we had a slow startup and now we are pickin.


Online dating: ‘Synchronicity is everything’  The Australian

Impatient creative type, hopeless at DIY, recently separated from wife of 30 years and prostate of twice that time span, now emerging from brief encounter with ...


Word of the Year 2018: Toxic, misinformation, nomobhobia among words that defined 2018 as per various top dictionaries  India Today

The year 2018 has come to an end and amongst the hundreds of words added to all the popular dictionaries, a few stand out, including terms such as 'toxic', ...


Stomper to man who found her phone at Causeway Point: "No words can express my heartfelt thanks"  STOMP

In this day and age, a mobile phone is one of the most valuable items a person has. Read more at stomp.straitstimes.com.


Sunday Puzzle: A Capital Challenge  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play a word game with Tova Tenenbaum of Philadelphia.


Dua Saleh: Nūr EP | Review  Pitchfork

The debut EP from the Sudan-born, Twin Cities-based singer, poet, and activist reveals an artist with a warm, sophisticated sound and captivating presence on ...


Weatherman Is Fired After Using Racial Slur in Naming Martin Luther King Jr.  The New York Times

A meteorologist for a television station in Rochester was fired Sunday after he uttered a racial slur on air while describing a city park named after the Rev.


In Their Own Words: How Angelle Sampey joined the Vance & Hines Harley Davidson team  NHRA.com

Angelle Sampey shocked the NHRA Drag Racing world when she joined the Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle team. Here's the story, in her ...


Former U.S. pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33  CBC.ca

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33.


Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten  Lifehacker

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words ...


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: 3 things to know before you start watching  Vox.com

With very little warning, three days after Christmas, Netflix dropped a new episode of Black Mirror — or a Black Mirror film, if you want to look at it that way.


‘Pick up the phone now’: Nenshi slams Kenney’s take on Green Line progress  Global News

WATCH: Mayor Naheed Nenshi is taking issue with UCP Leader Jason Kenney's comments on Facebook about the Green Line, saying if Kenney wants to know ...


Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro review: Impressive performance but cameras need to be better  Hindustan Times

Xiaomi's Redmi 6 Pro is considered to be one of the best budget phones in the market right now. Read our review of the Redmi 6 Pro to find out more.


Equality for LGBTQ | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jan. 10. To the editor: I'd like to offer my thanks to the council members who presented and supported ordinance 6093 meant to protect equal rights in matters of ...


Santo was tortured by HOF call that came too late  Newsday

For years, Ron Santo knew only anguish on Hall of Fame announcement days; it finally came a year after he died.


CASEY: A crack emerges in Salem City Council's wall of unity  Roanoke Times

Why died Salem City Council fire its city manager, Kevin Boggess. That's a question on the minds of some residents, who sound frustrated that they not getting ...


Reminder: Your Verizon Plan Probably Includes Free Apple Music Now  Droid Life

Just a quick reminder here, but if you are on Verizon, there is a good chance you now have access to a free Apple Music subscription. Yesterday, Verizon added ...


Brexit impact, de-icing trains, Braille e-reader and more: best of the week's news  E&T Magazine

E&T staff pick the news from the past week that caught their eye and reflect on what these latest developments in engineering and technology mean to them.


Mark Meadows, Trump whisperer  POLITICO

The conservative lawmaker talks to Trump more than the president does with many senior aides, sometimes spending an hour-plus on the phone or speaking ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


The Enduring Appeal of Pamela Smart, N.H.'s Misunderstood Murderess  Valley News

Bedford Hills, n.y. — The sound of Pamela Smart arrives before she does.Down the prison hallway it comes. Boot heels clattering on floor tiles. Moving fast.


Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″  TechCrunch

Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested ...


The Van Dyke divide: A day of agony in Chicago  Chicago Tribune

More than four years after police Officer Jason Van Dyke's shot Laquan McDonald 16 times on South Pulaski Road, more than three years after video of the ...


Letter to My Younger Self | Tim Shaw  The Players' Tribune

I want to explain to you why it's so difficult for me to speak — the diagnosis, all of it — and what my life is like now, because one day you'll be in my shoes, living ...


How Kabila's election strategy unraveled in Congo  Reuters Africa

KINSHASA (Reuters) - In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as ...


The SciFri Book Club Reads 'The Fifth Season'  Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club will tackle earthquakes and human disaster response with an apocalyptic work of science fiction by N.K. Jemisin.


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?


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.


Three years off anti-depressants – and why I need to celebrate that  Times of India

This 20th January, I am celebrating 3 years of being off anti-depressants, and in case you are wondering what's there to celebrate, well, there's lots! I was first ...


A parent's Christmas survivor ritual  CatholicPhilly.com

By Greg Erlandson • Catholic News *Service* • Posted January 18, 2019. “Your children like young olive plants around your table” (Ps 128). I have discovered a ...


Detainees Are Trickling Out of Xinjiang’s Camps  Foreign Policy

This has become one of the most common phrases heard among the Uighur, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz communities outside China, both in private conversations and ...


Residents group sues, demands Hackensack school board fix error in $170M ballot question  NorthJersey.com

A residents group has sued the Hackensack Board of Education demanding that it correct an error in the wording of a ballot question slated to appear before ...


Mary Oliver’s Poems Taught Me How to Live  The New York Times

It is no exaggeration to say that Mary Oliver gave me the blueprint, the road map, for the rest of my life.


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.


A tech crash course for the mums  The Daily Star

Dear mothers of tweenage girls and boys, Are you sick and tired of getting eye rolls when you ask your kids to “update the internet on my phone?” How many ...


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.


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.


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 ...


A mother's plea: End the 'she'll be right' attitude to life and safety  Stuff.co.nz

Ice gripped Jane Mair's stomach when she could not contact her son. Then two police officers walked down the drive.


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...


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


Do You Take This Robot …  The New York Times

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?


Vanessa Bauer BREAKS SILENCE after Megan Barton-Hanson's harsh words  Heat World

Dancing On Ice star Vanessa Bauer has hit back at Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson after she wrote some harsh words about her split on Instagram.


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 ...


Alleged killers of man who murdered toddler 'discovered his past just hours before brutal stabbing'  WalesOnline

David Gaut had moved into a flat in New Tredegar just six weeks before he was allegedly murdered by three men.


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


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 ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


How my nervous breakdown put an end to a cycle of abuse  ABS-CBN News

After waking up from sleepwalking in a near stranger's house, Celine Lopez finally faced the truth about the destructive cycle that perpetuated in her life. “When ...


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.


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

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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 ...


Huawei's StorySign app enhances story time for deaf children  CNET

A mixture of AI and augmented reality will bring books to life for children who cannot hear them being read.


Damien Grant: Having a Linkedin account doesn't make you an influencer  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: When did everyone become a 'thought-leader'?. Whenever I wander into the fetid pool that is the self-promoters swamp of choice, Linkedin, I am ...


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.


The Mysterious Word ‘Whose’  Voice of America

It may seem short and simple, but how to use and write “whose” confuses even native English speakers. This is partly because they mistake it with another word ...


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, ...


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.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


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 ...


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.


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 ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


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 ...


 
 
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