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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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ACMA


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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The Sydney Morning Herald

In their own words: Centrelink staff reveal contractor woes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Staff also reported that more people were attending service centres and saying they had been advised to do so over the phone, even though their issue could have been dealt with over the phone. The Community and Public Sector Union has signalled that ...

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NEWS.com.au

Sergeant's final call to wife revealed before Thousand Oaks massacre death
NEWS.com.au
The veteran officer, who had served on the force for 29 years and was due to retire in 2019, told her he needed to rush to the scene at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. “Hey, I got to go handle a call. I love you. I'll talk to ...

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Kidspot

'No, no, no!' The final tragic words mum hears from daughter over the phone
Kidspot
McCluskey's mother, Jill, told the station she was on the phone with her daughter when the attack started. “Last night a little before 9pm, she was returning to her university apartment from her night class and talking to me on the phone,” McCluskey ...
A TRAGIC LOSS ON CAMPUS | @TheUTheU - University of Utah

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NEWS.com.au

The Oxford Dictionary sums up 2018 perfectly with its Word of the Year
NEWS.com.au
One can't turn off the TV or put down their phone to escape. A walk in the fresh air might not be as retributive as previously thought anymore. The World Health Organisation found 93 per cent of the world's children — around 1.8 billion kids — inhale ...

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ABC Life

Is having great conversation a science or an art? Turns out it's a bit of both
ABC Life
Marvin was a colleague and, at best, annoying to most people who encountered him — always bailing on his responsibilities, drinking cans of energy drink with unjustified levels of smugness. And yet, I couldn't manage to get words out of my mouth ...



Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it
Business Insider Australia
When you type something on a phone there's a lot of work going on in the background. The phone analyses your input and compares it to stored dictionaries and language models. The phone then tries to correctly interpret the word or phrase you're trying ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May compared to Neville Chamberlain and told to resign during phone-in with public
Telegraph.co.uk
... Neville Chamberlain, the prime minister mocked for claiming he had secured peace with Germany a year before the Second World War broke out. Asked for a quote which defines her, Mrs May recalled Ken Clarke's words... To continue reading this article ...



Forbes

6 Tech Tools To Keep You Productive While Traveling This Holiday
Forbes
Grab the noise-cancelling Hammerhead USB C ANC (which also pairs nicely with the Razer Phone 2 and ensures you'll hear exactly nothing that you don't want to), pop a Goliathus Stealth mousing surface and an Atheris Bluetooth mouse in your bag, and you ...



The Verge

This might be Google's budget Pixel, complete with headphone jack
The Verge
We still don't know how, exactly, a batch of phones fell into their hands, but it may have just happened again: Russian tech blog Rozetked claims that you're looking at the first images of the “Pixel 3 Lite.” And unless our eyes deceive us, this phone ...

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ABC News

Is a software update slowing my phone?
ABC News
"Try it and see. "If there's no major issues it might be alright." In other words, there's no one definitive site or resource that will tell you whether a software update is slowing your phone, but if the problem is bad enough there's a good chance ...
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