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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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Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, ...


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?


Study Finds Being On Your Phone Constantly Can Be Harmful  Psychology Today

A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking has found that being constantly online and on your phone can make you feel ...


Government staffer put on 'indefinite leave' after sending vile text message to female journalist  The Sydney Morning Herald

A government staffer has been put on "indefinite leave" after texting an expletive-laden tirade to a female journalist who recently criticised a federal MP.


Lil Tay: Foul mouthed kid rapper disappears from social media as parents feud  NEWS.com.au

The first thing you need to understand about Lil Tay is that she never wanted you to feel sorry for her.


Jamal Khashoggi: Final words of slain journalist revealed  9news.com.au

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, ...


Parents urged to put down phones and play with their children  Independent.ie

Parents engrossed in their smartphones may not realise their children could be feeling ignored.


Paisley's claims energy official lied about RHI phone call were unjustified, inquiry is told  Belfast Telegraph

Ian Paisley was "unjustified" in accusing an energy official of telling lies, a barrister has told the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) inquiry. The DUP MP used his ...


Ditch your smartphone for a year and win $100k from Vitaminwater  Digital Trends

We've all seen the social media posts that ask whether you could live without your smartphone in exchange for a set amount of money. Well, if you've ever ...


School phone ban would be a backward step  Fairfield City Champion

Recently there has been much talk about banning students from having mobile phones in schools. Being a digital dinosaur you would expect me to agree with ...


Dulquer Salman’s 'driving' video triggers war of words on Twitter  The Hindu

A video of actor Dulquer Salman, supposedly using his cell phone while driving, led the Mumbai Police to issue a stern admonition on Twitter. The video, shot by ...


NFL, news: Drew Brees’ classy gesture, passing record, New Orleans Saints  NEWS.com.au

In a week five clash against the Washington Redskins, Drew Brees wrote his name into the NFL record books.


A new mid-range tablet is coming from Samsung in the first quarter of 2019  BGR

2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Samsung, which has a slew of hardware releases teed up that includes everything from new flagship phones to ...


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch  Android Authority

We have seen gaming phones come and go, but in 2018 competition got fiercer than ever. The Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark lead ...


Uncovering What Your Phone Knows  The New York Times

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how reporters discovered some of the information mobile apps collect.


Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India  India Today

Redmi 6A has a received a priced cut of Rs 1000 for both 16GB and 32GB storage variants.


Full transcript reveals slain journalist Khashoggi's last words: CNN | TheHill  The Hill

A full transcript of slain Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's final moments reveals that he told his Saudi attackers "I can't breathe," before a team of ...


Behold: The stupidest smartphone design trend of 2019 is already here now  BGR

In 2018, the biggest trend in smartphone design among Android phone makers was simple: copy Apple. Nearly every smartphone vendor on the planet used ...


Sunday Puzzle: Silence Is Golden  NPR

On-air challenge: This Sunday's New York Times has a special 14-page section called "Puzzle Mania," which I edited, containing puzzles of all sorts. Here's the ...


Kanye West accuses Drake of threatening his family in dramatic Twitter rant  USA TODAY

Kanye West directed some choice words at Drake during a rant on Twitter Thursday, calling the "God's Plan" rapper "faker than wrestling."


Vivo's New Dual Display Phone Has a Unique Solution for Avoiding the Notch  Tom's Guide

Nobody likes notches or bezels, and some phone makers have adopted creative strategies for avoiding both. Oppo, for example, built a phone called the Find X ...


Hold the line: Undergraduate admissions call center is standing by  IU Newsroom

Yes, there are humans who answer undergraduate admissions questions over the phone. The workers in a call center hidden in Cavanaugh Hall field more than ...


Samsung and OnePlus 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now  CNET

5G phones and networks are almost here, promising amazing feats like downloading entire TV seasons in minutes, and enabling cities full of driverless cars that ...


Finding loved ones before Christmas after decades apart  IrishCentral

Emigration before the Internet meant it was easy to disappear. Molly Muldoon and her family never knew what had happened to Uncle Paddy.


OnePlus 6T comes with integrated Google Lens and that makes it smarter, more useful  India Today

OnePlus 6T is one of the few phones in the market that support the Google Lens functionality natively in its camera app.


OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone  Surrey Now-Leader

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you.


George W. Bush Reveals His Father’s Last Words In Phone Call During His Final Hours  The Inquisitr News

Former president George H.W. Bush spent his final hours on Friday surrounded by his friends and loved ones in his Houston home, and, as a new report noted, ...


How to Watch the NFL Games Today Online for Free, Including Patriots vs. Steelers and Eagles vs. Rams  Money Magazine

NFL fans may be wondering how to watch the Eagles vs Rams and Patriots vs Steelers NFL games today. Here's how to live stream games free.


Chelsea fan accused of abusing Raheem Sterling insists words were NOT racist, saying he called Manchester  talkSPORT

A football supporter caught on camera abusing Raheem Sterling revealed the shame his actions have caused him, but insisted the words he used weren't racist.


‘In my job, if you turn off the phone and laptop and talk to people, things happen’  The Independent

Britain's leading celebrity biographer, Sean Smith, author of six bestsellers, describes the journeys he makes to discover the real people behind the celebrities.


Cosmo Does Not Replace Gemini  Forbes

The Planet Computers Gemini could have been a very bad idea. Turns out it's an excellent one.


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


What Does It Mean For Social Media Platforms To "Sell" Our Data?  Forbes

Social media platforms generate much of their revenue through selling targeted advertising based on algorithmically mining every second of their unwilling and ...


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers the best-in-class hardware for an extremely attractive price. But when compared to the likes of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi ...


Pete Davidson Sends a Cry for Help  E! Online

UPDATE: A source confirmed to E! News that Pete Davidson showed up to work at Saturday Night Live on Saturday afternoon. The NYPD informed E! News that ...


Clients, Locals Support North Park Barbershop After Racial Slur Vandalism  NBC 7 San Diego

A husband and wife team who own a barbershop and salon in North Park are feeling the love from their community in the face of the hate that struck their small ...


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: Hands on with Xiaomi's sleek slider phone  Expert Reviews

If 2018 was the year of the notched, full-screen smartphone, 2019 is set to be the year the notch dies. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be right in the vanguard of this ...


All the things Trump didn’t count on  Washington Post

President Trump's inability to respond to one charge emanating from one witness, a charge not even within the purview of the special counsel, suggests he will ...


From the miscellaneous drawer - coping and caring  The Ely Echo

It hasn't been the best start to winter. In just over one month, I've had to replace my cell phone, my car's side view mirror, my home furnace and my well pump.


Hannah Sullivan on Hanwell: ‘Rural enough for blackberrying; urban enough not to paddle in the river’  The Guardian

The poet on west London's libraries, Indian restaurants and returning to 'Bunny park' and Horsenden hill with her son.


What really happens in Vegas: Things we overheard at baseball’s winter meetings  Washington Post

LAS VEGAS — So what actually happens at baseball's annual winter meetings? Well there were meetings, naturally, for the league's 30 managers, and 30 ...


The file on YOU  Otago Daily Times

There is disquiet in some quarters about our personal data being held by commercial and governmental organisations. There is unease over how much they ...


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.


Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology  HBR.org Daily

For startups, 2009 was a good year. More than 20 companies launched at that time, including Uber, Slack, Pinterest, and Blue Apron, eventually achieved $1 ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail  Ars Technica

A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass ...


Here's What Robert Mueller Has Uncovered So Far, in His Own Words  Yahoo News

Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors on related cases have put significant chunks of the investigation in the public record.


Column: Sadie Fowler: Calendar keeps life on track (12/16/18)  Shelbyville Times-Gazette

My phone began buzzing this morning before my eyes were actually opened and I wanted to ignore the disruption, but my instincts told me that anyone calling ...


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.


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.


11 Old-Fashioned Ways To Feel Closer To Your Partner We Should Bring Back  Bustle

It's common these days to have a busy schedule and a multitude of distractions. And as long as it isn't burning you out, then there's really nothing wrong with that ...


Denise Williams trial: Jury begins deliberations in Mike Williams murder  Tallahassee.com

Jurors will not have the option to convict her of any lesser charges, a move Leon Circuit Judge James Hankinson warned Williams was risky.


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.


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


Man guilty of first-degree murder in Allentown road rage killing  Allentown Morning Call

A Lehigh County jury Friday has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a broad daylight road rage killing at a south Allentown intersection.


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

After recent scandals in the poetry world, the Cut spoke to three women with a history of plagiarism.


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...


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 ...


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

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


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.


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.


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.


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, ...


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 ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


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.


Scrabble's high-scoring words that won this year's world championship  ABC News

You may not know what they mean, but zonular, groutier and phenolic are three words that helped New Zealander Nigel Richards win his fourth World Scrabble ...


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.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


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 ...


Is your resume modern or mired in the past?  Chicago Tribune

Whether you are looking for a job or are feeling secure in your current position, you should always have a resume ready, just in case. The thing with resumes is ...


Travis Scott's Astroworld Tour Reboots Youth Culture With Cyborg Psychedelia  Westword

The teens crammed into Denver's Pepsi Center for the Travis Scott Astroworld Tour became an electric organism pulsing in unison from the moment Sheck Wes ...


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, ...


How To Have Phone Sex Without Feeling Awkward AF  Women's Health

Lovehoney sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight answers all the most popular 'how to' questions - and provides her top tips for getting it right.


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 ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


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 ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  The Australian Financial Review

It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...


This dual-screen phone has displays on the front and back  Liliputing

There have been a handful of dual-screen smartphones over the years. The ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen phone that gives you an almost tablet-sized screen ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Jeffrey Brooks: Cold case murder of Jeffrey Brooks on Sunday Night  NEWS.com.au

SIX foot three, solid build, gentle nature and an easy laugh.


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


 
 
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