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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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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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Brisbane Times

'Those words follow children home': Premier brings up bullying with PM
Brisbane Times
"Now those words follow children home, they follow them into their bedrooms behind closed doors." A national conversation about bullying was sparked after the death of "Dolly" Amy Jayne Everett, who took her own life at age 14. Ms Palaszczuk said the ...

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Hurriyet Daily News

I can prove that Noah used cell phone to call son: Turkish academic
Hurriyet Daily News
“The university said: 'Don't talk about this now, you can continue to prove your claims once things have calmed down'” he said. Örnek also said there was not enough time to explain his claims during the TV show. “They made me angry during the TV show ...



Fast Company

What Happened When I Avoided Saying “No Problem” For A Month
Fast Company
When I asked my friend, writer Oritte Bendory, about my use of “no problem” she reacted immediately (and right in line with Humphrey's word of caution): “When someone says 'no problem,' it makes me question if my request was a problem to begin with. It ...



The Verge

The NSA's voice-recognition system raises hard questions for Echo and Google Home
The Verge
The NSA has always had broad access to US phone infrastructure, something driven home by the early Snowden documents, but the last few years have seen an explosion of voice assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, each of which floods more ...

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9Honey

How to survive the final days of school holidays
9Honey
Make a set of foam 'scrabble pieces' by writing individual letters on pieces of foam. Scatter the foam letter pieces in the pool. Then give children word challenges such as: swim for the first letter of words I give you — B for Ball or C for Cat ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph style book
Telegraph.co.uk
taste: good manners rather than political correctness dictate that we should be sensitive in using certain words to describe afflictions. Words such as cripple, spastic or dumb must never be used. It is one thing to describe a public figure who does ...



ExtremeTech

How to Become Less Addicted to Your Phone, Which Is Now Smarter Than You
ExtremeTech
And I'm not talking about privacy concerns, which are sufficient to fill entire articles on their own. The real concern is addiction. If you've ever been tempted to bring your phone with you to the bathroom and continue the infinity scroll through a ...

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Smithsonian

France Says 'Au Revoir' to the Word 'Smartphone' | Smart News ...
Smithsonian
Hoping to prevent English tech vocabulary from entering the French language, officials have suggested 'mobile multifunction' as an alternative.

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TrustedReviews

iPhone X already nearing 'end of life' as Apple plans to kill £999 phone?
TrustedReviews
However, Kuo has previously predicted that the design of the iPhone X will carry over into the next-generation of iPhones, and will see the screen notch-equipped phone come in three size options, giving Apple fans more choice. A notch-free iPhone has ...

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Daily Telegraph

Corrine Barraclough: Cyber-bullies are about to get busy
Daily Telegraph
Click-bait relies on venomous words that bullies lean on. I've read the word “scum” more times than I've drunk coffee this week. That has no place in civil conversation — no matter what word precedes it. And we wonder why children are so pumped full ...


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