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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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ChannelNews

Brutal Phone War Breaking Out
ChannelNews
His three-pronged strategy to increase the company's dominance of the mobile market is at this stage is just words, but he is banking on 5G to give Telstra a competitive edge over Optus who are facing their own brand and network problems with the ...

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The Alternative Daily (blog)

5 Ways Your Cell Phone Is Changing Your Brain
The Alternative Daily (blog)
In other words, cell phones, tablets, and smart devices are making the memorization process less important. The scientists studying this development note that technology can often augment cognition but it can also undermine it. Although the study shied ...



TechRadar

Sony claims that a display issue on its Xperia phones isn't a defect
TechRadar
So in other words, the issue is apparently caused by a build-up of static electricity, and if it's an issue that you're having there's seemingly nothing you can do about it – other than changing phone, or perhaps moving somewhere with a different ...

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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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Brag Magazine

Read 'Just', a short story by Sydney-based writer Joseph Earp
Brag Magazine
She hung up the phone. But there it was, again, pulsing in her head. I just thought you should see this. It was clearer now, stronger, and she said it aloud, just once. But it made her feel uncomfortable. “I just thought you should see this.” It made ...



Stuff.co.nz

Racist definition of the word 'bro' hurtful and untrue, woman says
Stuff.co.nz
The 1997 edition defined 'bro' as a word "used by Māori young people or to or of Māori, especially among gang members, or among members of the extended family." In the dictionary it described the plural word, 'bros' was "one's Māori gang associates ...

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Gizmodo

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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BGR

Man dies after his smartphone explodes and catches fire in his bedroom
BGR
In other words, Nazrin was a tech-savvy person. That kind of qualification, however, will not help if your phone ends up exploding while you're asleep. Battery-powered devices occasionally fail, and in rare cases these failures can lead to explosions ...



BGR

This is what the Galaxy S10 and iPhone X of our dreams would look like
BGR
Samsung, meanwhile, has recently filed similar patents. And the display division of the South Korean conglomerate just created a screen that uses bone conduction to transmit sound. In other words, the Galaxy phone or iPhone of our dreams might actually ...



CNET

This is one way to get your iPhone's headphone jack back
CNET
In other words, it's kind of a three-for-one accessory (yes, it protects your phone, too) that might have some appeal to those who lament the loss of the headphone jack in recent iterations of the iPhone. The AudioMod comes in versions for the iPhone 7 ...


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