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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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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 Australian Financial Review

Oppo Find X review: shake everything but your ass at it
The Australian Financial Review
What do you want? A phone with more screen per square millimetre than you can shake a stick at, with more battery life per milliamp hour than you can shake your fist at, more value for money per millicent and more surprises per millicurio (words, for ...

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Mamamia

Claire dumped her fiance after a “sick and twisted” discovery. But was it really that bad?
Mamamia
She had grabbed her fiance's phone to search for a store that stocked something they needed for their wedding. In the search bar, she discovered “three words” which revealed he had been searching for porn just hours earlier. She then discovered several ...
Claire Dalton dumped her fiance because he liked porn and the internet has a few words for herNEWS.com.au

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The Machine Learning behind Android Smart Linkify API
InfoQ.com
A second Neural Network is then used to identify the type of each word subsequence, be it a phone number, an address or no identified entity. This Neural Network takes as input the word subsequence in context. By taking the first three and last three ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players
The Sydney Morning Herald
When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty opponent would be excited by its double meaning. His reply, that he bet "she had the best ...



Voices: Jesus drives cell phone users out of the temple
Baptist Standard
You are not going to believe this, but Kollubistesis also the Greek word for “cell phone.” And then it dawned on me. The King James translators made a mistake! Jesus didn't cleanse the temple of moneychangers! He cleansed the temple of cell phone users!



menshealth.com

Xiaomi Mi A2 goes on sale on August 23, here are 10 things you need to know about this Android One phone
India Today
The Mi A2, just to refresh it for you, is an Android One phone. In other words, just like other Android One phones -- there are Nokias too made by HMD Global -- and pure Android phones like the Google Pixels, the Mi A2 runs a clean "googly" software ...
Google and Apple Want To Help You Curb Digital Dependencymenshealth.com

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The Independent

Manchester City full back Benjamin Mendy prepared to go without his phone to please Pep Guardiola
The Independent
Mendy has promised to take Guardiola's words on board and is depriving himself of his phone while at training and in the dressing room. “Every time I am with my phone, I am on Instagram or Twitter and just now I need to be careful,” he said after City ...

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Marquette Mining Journal

Distracted and rude on the phone
The Hutchinson News
They are both (and have always been) exceptional readers for their age, and I have come to believe that seeing the written words associated with the spoken words as young children helped this. I don't know that closed captioning had a direct effect ...
Dear AnnieBismarck Tribune

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Bustle

Recording Of A 'New York Times' Reporter Getting Threatened Over The Phone With A Gun Is Terrifying
Bustle
Just when you think the gun control debate in America has reached peak levels of horror, it goes up another notch: the latest recording of a New York Times reporter getting threatened with an AK-47 over the phone is flat-out scary. The incident is one ...

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Metro

Boxer confesses killing girlfriend in secretly recorded phone call to dad
Metro
... he made to his father. He was recorded saying: 'I said she's chopsing [making fun of me] so I just put her to sleep like.' His father replied: 'That's between you and me but. No one else will ever know that. You “sparked her” [punched her] was your ...

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