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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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Tom's Guide

Galaxy Note 9 Price and Release Date Just Leaked
Tom's Guide
In other words, this new phone is likely to debut at the same price as last year's model. Should that rumor prove accurate, that means the Note 9 would cost between $930 and $960. That's where the Note 8 debuted at when it hit retail shelves last year ...
New report seemingly confirms Galaxy Note 9's exact launch dateBGR

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BBC News

Why there are so many Japanese emoji
BBC News
Emoji are treated like actual characters – in other words, our phones recognise every eggplant and poo as they do the letters A, B and C. All characters of all fonts that appear on digital devices are approved and regulated by a not-for-profit based in ...



The Australian Financial Review

Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you
The Australian Financial Review
Comparing it to the Swype-style keyboard on a Samsung Galaxy Note8 (a keyboard that lets you enter words by drawing shapes on the screen), the physical keyboard on the BlackBerry Key2 gave us the exact same typing speed (an average of 42 words per ...

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Brisbane Times

'Lick me, I'm salty': Queensland teacher banned for six years after sex with student
Brisbane Times
A male teacher has been banned from the profession for six years after having a sexual relationship with a female student and paying her $250 to lie and protect him, according to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Another female student ...



Voice of America

The Mysterious Word 'Whose'
Voice of America
Suppose you are at a birthday party. Everyone has a cell phone. Just as the group begins singing to the birthday girl, someone's phone rings loudly and won't stop. You see the noisy phone on the table and ask: Whose phone is this? Someone answers:.



The Denver Post

US Supreme Court rules warrant required for mobile phone location data
Computerworld Australia
This is the first time the high court has ruled on whether a phone subscriber has a legitimate expectation of privacy regarding a telephone company's records of their cellphone location data, according to Aloke Chakravarty, a partner in the Denver ...
Carpenter v. United States - Supreme CourtSupreme Court

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Mamamia

“I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove when the phone rang. My GP didn't waste words.”
Mamamia
I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove and the aroma of its red meatiness was in the air. The telephone burred. When I answered, my GP didn't waste words. Josie, your results are in: you have ductal, invasive breast cancer. I've gone ahead and ...



Business Insider

Mueller used Paul Manafort's own words to throw cold water on his argument in a new court filing
Business Insider
The special counsel Robert Mueller's office used Paul Manafort's own words against him in a new court filing Wednesday. Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign. He is a defendant in two criminal cases from Mueller's office, ...
Mueller Dunks On Manafort's Own Words About 'VIP' Jail TreatmentTPM
Judge orders Manafort to jail while awaiting money laundering and fraud trialsUSA TODAY

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SlashGear

Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn't make sense
SlashGear
What it says, in not so many words, is that Microsoft is working on a completely new line of smartphones, under its own brand, and they won't be running Windows 10 in any form. And, no, it won't be running the elusive Andromeda OS. So the smartphones ...

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KQED

Heather June Gibbons' Poetry Will Make You Put Your Phone Down
KQED
Here is a poetry collection to read instead of reaching for your phone—however, it is also a poetry collection that will make you want to reach for your phone, as it reminds you quite eloquently of the fugue state of your mind as you caress your tiny ...


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