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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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The Sydney Morning Herald

Could we swap Trump's Twitter for the fantasy of a red phone, please?
The Sydney Morning Herald
After the Cuban missile crisis took the world to the brink, the superpowers established a hotline. But there never was a red phone.

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Computerworld Australia

PageUp breach: No evidence yet that data was exfiltrated
Computerworld Australia
“IDCARE assesses that there are other risks that are likely to be more relevant to impacted individuals, including the possibility of phishing emails, telephone scam calls, and specific risks to individuals concerned about their contact information ...

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TechRadar

Leaked Samsung 'Project V' images show off early foldable phone concept
TechRadar
Far from the flexible display that most of us imagine when the words 'foldable phone' appear before us, the device features a clamshell design with two separate screens that appear to show two home screen pages simultaneously when flipped open.

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VICE

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia - VICE
VICE
Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.

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GeekWire

Hotel smart speaker startup Roxy enables custom wake words and enhanced security in new alliance with voice tech ...
GeekWire
The Roxy smart speaker with its new phone capabilities. (Roxy Photo). Roxy, a Seattle startup that is led by former Amazon and Microsoft employees and makes a smart speaker focused on the hotel industry, is teaming up with Sensory to offer more ...



CMO

Unlockd in voluntary administration following legal action against Google
CMO
Unlockd and its partners seek to reward user's attention by returning a portion of the advertising revenue back to users in the form of mobile data, credit off phone bills, entertainment content, or loyalty points. Since it began, Unlockd returned over ...

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The Times

Object of loathing keeps a low profile
The Times
All it took was a couple of absent-minded words last Friday lunchtime. “I object,” the MP for Christchurch parped when the title of the Voyeurism Bill was read out and by teatime the parliamentary lexicon had a new word: choping. Let me be clear, as ...

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CNET

Here's How Limited Your Carrier's 'Unlimited' Phone Plans Really Are
Gizmodo
At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you're being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good ...
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Computerworld Australia

'Small amount' of password-related data stored as plaintext, PageUp says
Computerworld Australia
The company said that data affected by the breach may include information relating to employees of PageUp customers who had access to the SaaS platform (including their name, email address, physical address, and telephone number) as well as ...

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News24

Woman thrown off plane for allegedly calling pilot the K-word
News24
A woman was reportedly removed from a Kulula flight on Friday evening, after another passenger heard her call the pilot the K-word. Nadine Watkins, who was on the flight, tweeted that the plane had turned back to O.R Tambo, after an "unsavoury ...

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