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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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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 - The University of Utah

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Nottinghamshire Live

Lyrico Steede murder trial: Teenager denies texts on his phone referred to stab wounds
Nottinghamshire Live
A murder suspect denied that mobile phone words referred to stab wounds which led to the death of teenager Lyrico Steede. The claims were put to a 17-year-old as he stood in the witness box for the third day, as one of five teenagers who deny the murder.



TechRadar

OnePlus could charge a high price for its upcoming 5G phone
TechRadar
According to “people close to the matter” speaking to Fudzilla, the 5G OnePlus phone will start at $649, which is $100 more than the $549 starting price of the OnePlus 6T. There's no word on the UK price, assuming it even launches in the UK, but the ...

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Rappler

NBA star Durant fined $25000 for harsh words to heckler
Rappler
A cell phone video of the confrontation obtained by TMZ Sports showed Durant walking to the spectator's courtside seat behind a basket and say: "Watch the ... game and shut the ... up." The move came after Durant had been taunted with the word "cupcake ...

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The Guardian

Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?
The Guardian
She can't remember a specific time when her fear of phone calls began; she just knows that, whenever she makes one, her mind goes blank and, she says, she becomes a “blithering wreck”. .... “That's why people so often talk about being lost for words.



WOWK

Many teens are using a secret text language that parents know nothing about
WOWK
Teens are constantly on their smart phones texting, video chatting and using social media. Parents, have you ever read a text from your child and have no idea what they're saying? "I think what they're saying is a different word than what it actually ...

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Business 2 Community

Butterball Adds Alexa Skill to Talk Through Holiday Turkey Troubles
Business 2 Community
What's intriguing is how those numbers broke out by channel: Butterball got 15,280 questions by email, roughly 8,200 by text, nearly 4,000 via chat and more than 92,600 phone calls. Ninety-thousand calls! In other words, 77 percent of Butterball's ...

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BGR

These secret settings instantly make any Android phone feel twice as fast
BGR
Sure you'll still come across the odd bug and some frame skipping here and there, but for the most part Android phone vendors have really gotten their acts together. Of course ... In other words, your transition animations will be twice as fast. Just ...

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CNBC

Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa — here's how to delete them
CNBC
For instance, earlier this year, an Alexa-enabled device recorded a conversation between a husband and wife, then sent it to one of the husband's phone contacts. But Amazon says that's ... In other words, Amazon promises Alexa isn't always listening to ...


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