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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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An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...


Bob Dylan Wants You To Stop Taking Photos Of Him On Stage  Music Feeds

Bob Dylan is famously a man of few words, but last night he gave a rare statement regarding a longstanding policy he's had at his concerts for years: phones ...


Deer attack Victoria: Daughter of man killed by pet deer speaks  NEWS.com.au

The daughter of the Victorian man who was killed by his pet deer has revealed the moment she found out her father had died.


Huawei Q1 Revenues Up 40% As It Ignores CIA Allegations And Targets Samsung  Forbes

Huawei Q1 revenues are up 39% year-on-year, as the company continues to ride out the U.S. campaign against it. Huawei shipped 59 million smartphones in ...


3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.


Peter Kennedy book Tales from Boom Town reveals details of failed Labor coup led by Stephen Smith  The West Australian

New details have emerged of Stephen Smith's failed bid to roll Mark McGowan as Labor leader in 2016, with revelations of a screaming match between the pair ...


Galaxy Fold fragile screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone  CNET

Our Galaxy Fold screen is in good shape, and the ongoing review continues.


This Better Not Be The Plan For The New iPhone SE  Gizmodo Australia

A supply chain report from Taiwan suggests that Apple is planning to release a new version of the iPhone 8 with upgraded guts in March 2020. These guts could ...


The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier  Business Insider

The iPhone is the most popular smartphone on the planet — for good reason. Since 2007, Apple's smartphone line has paved the way for all of the smart ...


Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities. Example: ...


Blind date: ‘I successfully acquired her phone number’  The Guardian

James, 25, account manager, meets Emily, 24, events coordinator.


Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple’s lead as the smartphone camera king  BGR

Recently, the smartphone world has been dazzled by Android devices that take extraordinarily stellar photos in seemingly impossible low-light conditions.


Billions Season 4 Episode 6 Review: Maximum Recreational Depth  Den of Geek US

One party recovers while the other unknowingly flounders on the latest episode of Billions.


Travel - When everything falls away  BBC News

When writer Pico Iyer is unexpectedly called back home to Japan, he contemplates life, death and how to hold on to the things we love.


Horoscopes for April 22  Aiken Standard

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Spring is in the air, and it's a great day to plant the seeds of a new romance and sprinkle generously with love and hugs. If.


How the Mueller investigation was hampered by encryption apps and disappearing messages  CNN

New York (CNN) Robert Mueller and his team accumulated scores of communications over its nearly two year investigation -- not just texts and emails, but also ...


Comedian Arj Barker bans mobile phones in living room  Herald Sun

Mobile phones are banned in Arj Barkers living room after 7pm.


What is this metal structure in a paddock near Bungendore?  The Canberra Times

Fancy yourself as a space geek? Don't miss your chance to see up close this colossal telescope near Bungendore that detects one of the universe's great ...


I Didn’t Write This Column. I Spoke It.  The New York Times

A few months ago, I stumbled onto a new way of writing. I don't mean an unusual literary or textual style; I mean a new physical method for the painstaking task ...


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro camera features are no joke and we have the pictures to prove it  Mashable SE Asia

By now, you probably know that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro phones are at the top when it comes to smartphone photography. The company has shown us ...


Counterclockwise: naming things is hard, so every new phone is called the "One" - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it...


How to use Siri to plan your night out  iMore

Did you know that Siri can be a great help to you when it comes to finding new restaurants to try and even getting reservations for you? Here's how Siri can help ...


Forgiving Joe Biden  BuzzFeed News

The day that made Joe Biden vice president was the worst day of his public career: the brisk afternoon of Jan. 22, 2007. Biden had lunch by the Wilmington train ...


The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, ...


Exclusive: First Look At The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Official Renders  Android Headlines

Here's a first look at official renders of both the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Neither of these phones have been announced yet, although they have been widely ...


After a son’s death, a mother’s rebirth in writing  vtdigger.org

Sam Francoeur poses for a photo his senior year of high school. Photo courtesy of the Francoeur family. Vermonter Kris Francoeur could barely think let alone ...


How Much RAM Does My Smartphone Really Need?  PCMag.com

Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, more RAM is always better. However, it might not matter th.


Lyra McKee murder: Two men released without charge  BBC News

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have been released without charge. Ms McKee, 29, died after she was struck by a ...


Samsung Galaxy Folds are already breaking, proving Apple is right to wait for a foldable iPhone  Macworld

The Samsung Galaxy Fold isn't off to a great start, with reviewers complaining of display issues and several models needing to be returned.


Hotel survivor recalls windows and ceilings falling apart  Sydney Morning Herald

On Sunday morning, Akshat Saraf was packing his bags in his room on the 25th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo with his wife and 11-month-old baby.


How to use your Android as a key to protect your accounts  Komando

In April, Google made a bold announcement: "The ultimate account security is now in your pocket." Those are some eye-catching words for anybody concerned ...


How to delete all of the contacts on your iPhone with a few taps  Business Insider

You can delete all of the contacts on your iPhone in a few quick steps via the iCloud tab in the phone's Settings app. Here's how to do it.


'They thought I was an addict': People with disabilities humiliated at Centrelink  Sydney Morning Herald

"People near me thought I was an addict. A security guard stood near me not speaking while I hit my head into a column."


Eminem celebrates 11 years of sobriety  News3LV

Rapper and musician Eminem, whose real name is Marsall Bruce Mathers III, is celebrating 11 years of sobriety. The musician took to social media to share the ...


Line of Duty series 5 recap: 8 major revelations in that EXTREMELY dramatic episode 4  Radio Times

Line of Duty series five episode four was outrageously eventful, leaving us very worried that 'H' might actually be Ted Hastings. Did the AC-12 boss have ...


Heart of the matter  The West Australian

Rick Fenny thought life couldn't get any better. Then he received a letter out of the blue.


Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Final Words She Said to Her Late Mother After Their 'Complicated' Relationship  Entertainment Tonight

Oprah Winfrey is preparing for her first Mother's Day without her late mother, Vernita Lee.


How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing  The Ringer

Anxiety about tech dependence—how social media is rewiring brains and worsening lives, or how tech companies are building monopolies and spying on ...


Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.


The 'Landlord Who Cares' | Latest Updates  Kentwired

Chris Myers' feud with the city of Kent and Kent State may finally be over.


"BuDDies 2C" gets you and your car home  6 On Your Side

A new *service* says they will get you and your car home.


Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys  Krebs on Security

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company ...


Cell phone video captures brutal attack on pregnant woman in Quincy  Boston 25 News

QUINCY, Mass. - A disturbing cell phone video captured a vicious assault on a pregnant woman in broad daylight in Quincy. The video, obtained by Boston 25 ...


Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga  USA TODAY

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.


Mueller: Russian Officials 'Appeared Not to Have Pre-existing Contacts' With Trump Campaign  CNSNews.com

(CNSNews.com) – After all the talk about pre-election collusion and coordination between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, Special Counsel Robert ...


Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.


A gymnastics accident left Avery Downing paralyzed. She still became a national champion.  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis' Avery Downing was paralyzed after a gymnastics accident at age 13, and her journey to Alabama's wheelchair basketball team is an inspiring one.


Why You Should Use a Password Manager  Fortune

Have you ever used ABCDE or 12345 as a website password? If so, you're not alone. Too many people use weak or common passwords for their online ...


Leo Varadkar blasts Saoradh after marches in Dublin and Cork take place days after death of Lyra McKee  Irish Mirror

The march took place despite widespread condemnation of a similar event that took occurred in Dublin on Saturday.


Off-duty cop gets involved after fatal shooting on Lower Wacker, prompting internal affairs investigation  Chicago Tribune

A 24-year-old man was killed early Easter Sunday in a shooting on Lower Wacker near Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago police.


Protect your child  Krugersdorp News

It very important to teach children about safety and also provide them with the necessary tips to prevent them from being victimised. During. the Easter holiday ...


Tweets About Ted Lieu & His Phone Are Too Real  Bustle

On Tuesday, a congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism and hate crimes in America inspired a particularly striking moment — one which soon went ...


Crystal Lake community holds vigil for missing boy to "light the way for AJ"  WLS-TV

A 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy last seen on Wednesday night remains missing, and police said Friday that they are focusing their investigation on the boy's ...


A student thought she had gotten into her Uber, police say. Hours later, hunters found her body.  The Washington Post

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was seen getting into a car that police say wasn't her Uber ride. A suspect is charged with murder.


Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...


Why ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Such Terrible Advice  The New York Times

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, we email readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your ...


OKC Dodgers: Closer Stetson Allie receives big surprise with return of older brother from deployment  NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City Dodgers closer Stetson Allie first raised his arms in disbelief. He had to force himself to crouch behind home plate as his emotions ran wild.


Column: Notre Dame fire rekindles a long-distance friendship  Valley News

On Wednesday, I managed to get Antoine, who I call my French brother, on the phone in Paris. Ever since news of the Notre Dame fire, I had been trying to ...


Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...


Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.  The New York Times

The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


Social Security: 15 Things You Can Do Online  The Motley Fool

You can do more through a "my Social Security" account, or via the Social Security website, than you probably realize.


Emily Maitlis: ‘I’ve ended up in prison a number of times’  The Guardian

Born in Canada, Maitlis, 48, studied English at Cambridge University and began her career in business journalism with NBC Asia. She has been part of the BBC ...


'I'm either too black or not black enough': One teenager's experience  BBC News

This is what it means to be black: one African-American teenager's experience, in her own words.


Rapist witnessed by boyfriend on FaceTime video call  Sky News

Samuel Fortes has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of eight years after admitting rape and wounding with intent.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


#WhatsMyName Stresses Safety for Uber Riders  The New York Times

A South Carolina student was murdered after getting into a car she mistook for her Uber, underscoring the safety risks of ride-hailing apps.


Kicking the dust off the past | Opinion | dchieftain.com  El Defensor Chieftain

My goodness, it seems like we went straight from winter to “wind-er.” Pardon the pun. Eskimos may have 50 words for snow, but after the last couple of weeks, ...


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


Robert Mueller's report finds Donald Trump's fake news claims were real fake news  The Canberra Times

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special ...


How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?  BuzzFeed News

A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)


Local News, Hiro's BBQ opens on Northwest Boulevard  Coeur d'Alene Press

Hiro's BBQ has opened where Philly Express was at 1500 Northwest Blvd.The menu includes smokin' ribs and sandw.


Robert Caro: ‘The more facts you collect, the closer you come to the truth’  The Guardian

The great biographer on his monumental series on President Johnson, how he works – and why his task is important.


'Love you mommy' were the last words she said to her mother  11Alive.com WXIA

Three years after it happened, Katara Hamm is still haunted by it. It was Jan. 12, 2016. Hamm arrived home and found her teenage daughter, Randisha Love, ...


A Woman Has Accused India’s Most Senior Judge Of Sexual Harassment  BuzzFeed News

NEW DELHI — The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India has been accused of sexual harassment by a junior assistant, and of allegedly orchestrating a ...


Musician Jeff Clark Survives Being Hit By A Train  Star2.com

Clark spent weeks in a coma after being hit by a train, and almost a year in various hospitals. A brain injury slowed his speech, his motor skills, his memory.


Rep. Hunter Hops Border Barrier — But Not Into Mexico as Video Suggests  Times of San Diego

He swings his legs over a horizontal rail less than waist high and declares: "There you go. That's how easy it is to cross the border in Yuma, Arizona."


How a drug gang devastated our helpless family  The Guardian

Joe, 15, was an A-grade pupil. Now he's being groomed, brutalised and terrified by a county lines gang. One family member tells their powerful, traumatic story.


Why Tom Hanks is light years ahead of every other celebrity  Irish Examiner

The latest manifestation of Hanks' goodness is a message he sent to Cork's formerly conjoined twins, writes Terry Prone. IT'S appalling. Outrageous.


The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


The Season  Yale Daily News

The acceptance letter is enclosed in a glossy red folder, the kind that shows sweat marks when you take your thumbs off. There's a picture on the front, a group of ...


Fire damages Grandin's Community Inn in Roanoke  Roanoke Times

The scent of smoke lingered Sunday morning after a two-alarm fire broke out at a beloved Grandin Village restaurant.


Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...


Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.


Apple owes everyone an apology and it should start with me, specifically  The Outline

Its butterfly keyboard design has failed, but Apple has yet to substantially admit that it has made a very big mistake.


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


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?


Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...


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.


Lyra McKee’s haunting words about Troubles are shared as tributes paid to young journalist shot dead in D  The Irish Sun

The 29-year-old, who recently moved to Derry for her work, was killed after violence erupted in the Creggan area of the city. As news of her death spread this ...


Woolworths Disney Words Swap Day | Date & Locations  Canstar Blue

Woolworths will be hosting a swap day for its Disney Words to help collectors complete their full sets.


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...


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 ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


Going screen-free: Seacoast Digital Fast to take place May 3 to 5  Foster's Daily Democrat

It's a challenge that has full grown adults hyperventilating, and young children in tears. One can imagine the collective shudder at the very words: 48 hours, 100 ...


The phone call that lured Knight to Rabbitohs  NRL.COM

South Sydney recruit Liam Knight is a player whose unrealised potential Wayne Bennett can help fulfil as he did with Matt Lodge at the Broncos.


 
 
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