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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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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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ARNnet

Optus wins latest legal round against Telstra in advertising tussles ...
ARNnet
A Federal Court judge has found that Telstra engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct for the use of the word "unlimited" in some advertisements to describe ...
Telstra found to have misled with 'unlimited' ads - ComputerworldComputerworld Australia

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Tech Guide (blog)

Hold the phone! Now Google can make your calls for you with artificial intelligence
Tech Guide (blog)
One of the dramatic demonstrations was Google Duplex which make those phone calls a real-life assistant would usually make. During the keynote, Google Duplex was demonstrated with two phone calls – one to book a hair appointment and the other to ...



The Guardian

Grenfell victim's family plays audio of last words at public inquiry
The Guardian
The family of Denis Murphy, who died on the 14th floor and who had lived at Grenfell since before 1997, recalled his last phone call, made at 2.32am on 14 June last year. His sister, Anne-Marie Murphy, spoke of his passion for football – particularly ...

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Digiday

How Chinese phone maker OnePlus markets its smartphones without a big paid media budget
Digiday
“We're not a company that makes a phone to have one selling point. Users tell us they still want [the headphone jack]. We don't believe in upselling people,” said Kyle Kiang, global head of marketing at OnePlus. “People reward us by spreading the word ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Donald Trump 'ignores security advice' for the phone he tweets from
Telegraph.co.uk
White House staff capitalise random words, frame tweets with loosely connected ideas and use plenty of exclamation marks to echo the president, sources told the Boston Globe. Staff-written tweets reportedly go through an informal vetting process ...
Trump's Unsecured iPhones Make Clinton's Basement Server Look Like Fort KnoxVanity Fair
Trump Is Doing Same Thing He Demanded Clinton Be Locked Up ForNew York Magazine
Trump avoids security procedures for his phonesThe Keene Sentinel
Washington Post -Twin Falls Times-News
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The Conversation AU

AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation
The Conversation AU
The system takes “input” (shown on the left) which is the voice of the person it is talking to on the phone. The voice goes through automatic speech recognition (ASR) and gets converted into text (written words). The ASR is itself an advanced AI system ...



BBC News

I wish mum's phone was never invented
BBC News
We are all guilty!" responded one user, Tracy Jenkins. "Strong words for a second grader! Listen parents," added Sylvia Burton. Another wrote, "That is so sad and convicting. Great reminder for us all to put those phones down and engage with our kids ...



CMO

How Lego infuses social media marketing with play
CMO
Lego is a brand synonymous with play. Indeed, its name is derived from the Danish words for 'play well' – leg godt. So it is perhaps not surprising to hear senior global director at Lego Group, Lars Silberbauer, uses similar language when referring to ...



Daily Telegraph

'Holiday house': Alleged drug growers used code words
Daily Telegraph
It is alleged coded language such as “holiday house” and “beach house” with “water frontage” was allegedly used by certain players of a joint criminal enterprise to describe plans to do with the operation. The conversations in telephone recordings have ...



Computerworld

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember
Computerworld
This is the first release cycle where a large number of phones are standing by and ready with Project Treble support built in — and already, the results are apparent: Google is gloating about the fact that Treble's presence allowed it to offer the new ...

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