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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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ACMA


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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Words no parent wants to hear
Whitsunday Times
I ask how they'd feel and most say they'd s*** themselves, throw the phone and run. "Every boy is going to go through an emotional grand final and at the moment, they don't have the training ground to be able to deal with it. "Why does the guy go and ...



Tom's Guide

Razer Phone 2 Review: A Good Gaming Phone Looking to Break Out
Tom's Guide
When I hear the words "gaming phone," visions of aggressive, outlandish design created from discarded parts of an errant gaming laptop or desktop enter my mind's eye. The second iteration of the Razer Phone is none of those things. Instead, it's a ...

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AdNews

Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on road
AdNews
It is accompanied with spoken word recited with words that reiterate the danger of texting and driving. The number of deaths on the road in 2017 for WA showed that distraction doubled, and majority of drivers say they did look at their phone while ...

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NEWS.com.au

Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss
NEWS.com.au
AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...

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Psychology Today (blog)

Connect Better with Your Romantic Partner
Psychology Today (blog)
Sure, it makes sense that constantly checking your phone might not help your relationship, but what if you're not actively checking your phone. In other words, it's just sitting there on the table at a restaurant or a coffee shop, near your keys on the ...



Tom's Guide

Asus ROG Phone Review: Totally Over-the-Top Gaming
Tom's Guide
The ROG Phone's design is definitely polarizing. Made from a mix of glass and metal, the mobile device is leaning into the whole "gamer phone" look. When I passed the phone around the office, my colleagues called it aggressive and over-the-top, words ...

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Vox

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.
Vox
Just a novelty, or “concept piece,” even in the words of their creator, the glasses can block the light coming from LED and LCD screens and therefore put the wearer in a world free of (digital) billboards and (some) TVs. Phones and computers and TVs ...



The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...



Daily Mail

Saudi Crown Prince 'spoke to Jamal Khashoggi by phone to ask him to return to Riyadh shortly before he was ...
Daily Mail
Turkish media claims Prince Mohammed spoke to Jamal Khashoggi on the phone; Prince allegedly asked writer, who was in Istanbul embassy, to return to Riyadh; Shortly after, Khashoggi was killed by a Saudi hit squad, Yeni Safak has claimed; Comes amid ...

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GolfDigest.com

Paul Azinger officially joins NBC/Golf Channel to take over for Johnny Miller
GolfDigest.com
It was a week ago Monday when Paul Azinger's phone rang. The worst-kept secret in golf was out: Johnny ... Still, Miller was calling to congratulate him and in the process passed along a few words of wisdom. “Continue to tell it like it is,” was the ...

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