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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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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?


ACCC says hold the phone on $15bn mobile market merger  The Australian

TPG and Vodafone face a tough battle to overturn the ACCCs objections to their 15bn merger, which are based simply on more competitors providing a better ...


GTA 5 cheats and cheat codes - helicopter, cell phone numbers, console commands and all cheats on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC  Eurogamer.net

GTA 5 cheats and their respective GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun. Bel…


OnePlus CEO interview: ‘We would definitely make’ a smaller phone, but not yet  Android Authority

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau gave an interview in which he discusses OnePlus 6T sales figures, the upcoming OnePlus TV, and the idea of making a smaller ...


School phone ban would be a backward step  Fairfield City Champion

Recently there has been much talk about banning students from having mobile phones in schools. Being a digital dinosaur you would expect me to agree with ...


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 ...


'Probably time' to change my phone number - Jacinda Ardern  Newshub

Jacinda Ardern says she might change her phone number in the wake of claims she received a text from a friend of Karel Sroubek. National has been ...


OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone  Surrey Now-Leader

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you.


Motorist argues with cyclist he CAN drive safely while using mobile phone – only to crash moments later  The Sun

THIS is the moment a motorist argues with a cyclist about being able to drive safely while using his mobile phone before crashing into another car seconds later.


Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch  Android Authority

We have seen gaming phones come and go, but in 2018 competition got fiercer than ever. The Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark lead ...


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


County councils receive 2 to 3 phone calls/day on slurry spreading  Agriland

"Every single year we know the exact day people start spreading slurry." Those were the words of Brendan Cooney of Wexford County Council.


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT Albuquerque

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


'I was on Instagram. The baby fell down the stairs': is your phone use harming your child?  The Guardian

As new research looks at the impact of distracted parenting on child development, we talk to families about the battle with 'technoference'


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


The meaning of the words of the year  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 ...


Chelsea fan accused of abusing Raheem Sterling insists words were NOT racist, saying he called Manchester  talkSPORT

A football supporter caught on camera abusing Raheem Sterling revealed the shame his actions have caused him, but insisted the words he used weren't racist.


A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times

Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...


OnePlus 6T comes with integrated Google Lens and that makes it smarter, more useful  India Today

OnePlus 6T is one of the few phones in the market that support the Google Lens functionality natively in its camera app.


Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone  The Verge

As Qualcomm, Ericsson, Verizon, AT&T, and Samsung gather in Hawaii to show off 5G, the immaturity of this new networking standard is taking center stage.


Anonymized data doesn't stay anonymous, says MIT study  Fast Company

Urban planners and researchers at MIT found that it's shockingly easy to “reidentify” the anonymous data that people generate all day, every day in cities.


Qualcomm is ready to support foldable phones, and it won't require big chip changes  TechRadar

The future of smartphones is 5G with speeds that rival your current WiFi connection, but we're also hearing about the foldable phone trend coming in 2019.


What is the business case for computer vision in the supply chain?  Supply Chain Dive

When the first Android phone was released, the New York Times did not know what to call it. "The Google phone is real, and it's finally here," an article at the time ...


Children’s Books: Inspiring Words for Aspiring Readers  Wall Street Journal

In a 1930 essay, Hermann Hesse wrote: “We need not fear a future elimination of the book. On the contrary, the more that certain needs for entertainment and ...


Call screening appears on some Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones  Android Central

There's a lot to like with the Google Pixel 3, but of all the features to whet this nerd's appetite, the ability to screen calls — and to read transcripts of the often ...


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

I have a confession to make. On a recent episode of Workflow, I went on camera to recommend the Halide camera app. Everything went perfectly until the video ...


Letter of the Day: Our court system needs diverse juries  Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

A recent high profile trial in Saskatchewan brought to the forefront the sometimes contentious process of jury selection. The Law Society of Saskatchewan should ...


Love, Loss And A Phone Number: 3 Grieving Arizona Women Make An Unlikely Connection  KJZZ

When someone dies, the physical items they leave behind can hold a kind of magic for their loved ones — glasses, an old car, worn shoes. But what about ...


Review: Pixel 3 makes a strong case for Google's ecosystem  Fast Company

You shouldn't deepen your ties to Google without considering the implications. But it's gotten really good at melding hardware, software, and services.


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something. While the device defaults to ...


How to lose more friends and alienate more people  Spectator.co.uk

How to lose more friends and alienate more people on The Spectator | This used to be the busiest time of the year for me. If you do anything in public life…


Marc Gasol of Memphis Grizzlies says he and David Fizdale 'made peace with each other'  ESPN

David Fizdale and Marc Gasol made their peace during a phone conversation over the summer, putting to rest the differences that led Grizzlies management to ...


5 things your next flagship Android phone will give you in 2019  TechRadar

A new year is almost upon us, and that means there's a new top-end chipset that's set to appear in a large majority of top-end Android phones. Advertisement.


5 Ways Your Location Can Be Tracked  Gizmodo Australia

Courtesy of the New York Times, we just got another reminder of how invasive location tracking through apps can be—which might have caused you to turn off ...


LENA Start is growing — just don't say it's filling a "word gap"  Chalkbeat Indiana

A high-tech program for parents and their very young children is helping combat Detroit's literacy crisis.


Sheriff's office warns of telephone scams | Mayer  ECM Publishers

We're all experiencing it; unfamiliar numbers calling almost daily, even multiple times in a single day. Sometimes it's just a recording, and sometimes an actual ...


Cuba Announces Full Internet Access for Mobile Phones  Voice of America

Cuba is one of the last nations in the world to permit its citizens to have full internet access on their mobile phones.


OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition first look: Is it worth the extra £150? Review  TrustedReviews

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has just launched, bringing a slick new look, super-fast charging technology and extra oomph to the already excellent OnePlus ...


Mother has strong message for teenage son's killer  WKRN News 2

Dontae Drew, 18, was shot and killed on Dickerson Pike a week last Thursday.


Cash Me Ousside rapper Danielle Bregoli stays quiet when asked about rival Iggy Azalea  Daily Mail

She may be an outspoken rapper, but Danielle Bregoli - known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie - was surprisingly lost for words when stopped at Sydney airport ...


Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds  Motherboard

A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being ...


48MP Xiaomi phone could be a Redmi device and not Mi 9, to feature in-screen selfie camera  India Today

Xiaomi President Lin Bin recently shared an intriguing teaser image of a phone with 48MP primary camera on the rear panel. The phone, Bin confirmed, will be ...


5 More Ways Your Location Can Be Tracked  Gizmodo

Courtesy of the New York Times, we just got another reminder of how invasive location tracking through apps can be—which might have caused you to turn off ...


In Just 3 Words, Warren Buffett Dropped the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today  Inc.

In a very brief interview, Buffett shared words of wisdom for young workers.


Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail  Ars Technica

A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass ...


President Trump slams Mika Brzezinski for using homophobic slur  Daily Mail

Joe Scarborough made the announcement at the top of the episode, stating: 'Mika has the day off with her family, a long-planned family event which she's sorry ...


iOS 13 release date & new features rumours  Macworld UK

When will Apple release the next version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, and what new features will it bring? We round up the iOS 13 leaks and rumours.


Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Governors-Elect  Whitehouse.gov

Cabinet Room. 2:12 P.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. We have invited the nation's — our great nation's newly elected governors.


Cvent’s Videoconferencing Deployment: The Default Setting Is “On”  Forbes

Recent research from Forbes Insights shows that a growing number of executives are making the switch from legacy systems to today's best-of-breed, ...


Judge’s words to Fresno mom may not have been offensive to him, but they are to me  The Fresno Bee

Judges have a difficult job, and jury duty is an important civic responsibility that many try to dodge. That said, Superior Court Judge James Petrucelli's comments ...


With a single tweet, the Murdoch family's political fissures are laid bare  Washington Post

With a single tweet of a news site's crowdfunding effort, the Murdoch family's political fissures were out there for all to see. “I'm supporting something different: ...


RCS: What it is and why you might want it  The Verge

RCS will add a lot more multimedia capabilities to your messaging. Besides the usual texts (plain and fancy), it will make it simple to send GIFs, high-resolution ...


Reflecting in a Season of Gratitude  American Quarter Horse Journal

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is committed to giving back to the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.


How to Watch the 2019 Golden Globes If You're Lacking a TV  Cosmopolitan.com

The Golden Globes are coming up right after the holidays, and while all award shows are fun (except the entire middle part of the Oscars, let's be real), this is the ...


Pete Holmes talks filming his HBO special in Portland, and 'clean' vs. 'dirty' comedy  OregonLive.com

While Portlanders might think our city is a tempting target for jokes, comedian Pete Holmes doesn't take potshots at the Rose City in his new, Portland-filmed ...


Spokane astronaut Anne McClain in space: ‘I am finally where I was born to be’  The Seattle Times

The Spokane native decided at age 3 that she wanted to be an astronaut. Today, she's lapping Earth 16 times a day aboard the International Space Station.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


Editorial: Anger to action  Craig Daily Press

Editor's note: Editorial Board member Codi Fisher was absent at this week's board meeting and did not participate in the development of this editorial position.


Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.


Man says he received condolence call from Pope Francis after father's death  Today Show

Matias Verna says Pope Francis called him to offer condolences on the death of his father, Dr. Mario Verna, who developed a friendship with the pope as a teen.


Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are the NBA’s masters of media  Washington Post

NEW YORK — They're both here and willing, almost always here and willing. Only, at this moment, they're separated by the length of a basketball court in the ...


Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.


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.


Huawei P30 Pro to come with a notch and curved display - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

The rumor mill never sleeps as the first set of rumors for the Huawei P30-series are starting to surface. First, there was the rumor about the P30 Pro sporting a still ...


Alternative Fact of the Week: Muzzle the riffraff  Baltimore Sun

How do you tamp down talk of impeachment? Tell government workers it's a violation of the Hatch Act.


In The Courts: The State of NBA Betting  NBCSports.com

As the NBA's relationship with gambling accelerates at a rapid rate, the league must decide how far it's willing to go.


Welcome Back? Tommie Lee Has Something To Say Upon Her Release From Jail  BET

Tommie Lee is officially a free woman, again. After being arrested two times over, following her initial arrest stemming from her slamming her daughter's head ...


How Should The Ravens Handle Pat Ricard’s Racist And Homophobic Tweets?  CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens have a big decision to make this week, and it's not about who will start their next game. On Saturday night ...


Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

After recent scandals in the poetry world, the Cut spoke to three women with a history of plagiarism.


Andrei's a giant in goal for Bolts with 48-save win over Leafs  Toronto Sun

TAMPA — Mike Babcock was saying on Thursday morning that playing the Tampa Bay Lightning, the top team in the National Hockey League, would be a ...


The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


Donald Trump's 5 Biggest Tantrums: From Smashed-Up Furniture To Anti-Boat Bias  Esquire.com

Yesterday's White House meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and an unconvincing straw-stuffed mannequin shaped like ...


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, ...


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


 
 
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