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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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Tom's Guide

Razer Phone 2 Review: A Good Gaming Phone Looking to Break Out
Tom's Guide
When I hear the words "gaming phone," visions of aggressive, outlandish design created from discarded parts of an errant gaming laptop or desktop enter my mind's eye. The second iteration of the Razer Phone is none of those things. Instead, it's a ...

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NEWS.com.au

Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss
NEWS.com.au
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 ...

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AdNews

Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on ...
AdNews
RAC are keeping their eyes on the road with their new campaign and they are encouraging Western Australia drivers to do the same and not look at their ...

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Psychology Today (blog)

Connect Better with Your Romantic Partner
Psychology Today (blog)
Sure, it makes sense that constantly checking your phone might not help your relationship, but what if you're not actively checking your phone. In other words, it's just sitting there on the table at a restaurant or a coffee shop, near your keys on the ...



Vox

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.
Vox
Just a novelty, or “concept piece,” even in the words of their creator, the glasses can block the light coming from LED and LCD screens and therefore put the wearer in a world free of (digital) billboards and (some) TVs. Phones and computers and TVs ...



The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...



The West Australian

Chaser projects Alan Jones' ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
The West Australian
Comedians have ridiculed the NSW government's plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House by projecting the words “Advertise here. Call Alan“ onto the famous building. Satirical group The Chaser posted a video of the prank on ...
Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235000 signatures deliveredABC Local
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
Sydney Opera House shameYouTube

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong
The Sydney Morning Herald
With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.

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Engadget

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 information passed on for security purposes to make more ad dollars is causing quite the ...
Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact InformationGizmodo
Yes Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with adsTechCrunch
Investigating sources of PII used in Facebook's targeted advertising - Alan MisloveAlan Mislove

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India Today

Apple iPhone XS vs Google Pixel 3 XL: 2 top phones, one is best for some people while other best for most
India Today
In other words, the two are the latest, greatest -- and most expensive -- phones you can buy right now. The key question then is: which of these two -- the iPhone XS or the Pixel 3 XL -- that you should buy? On these pages over here at the India Today ...
Galaxy Note 9 vs. Pixel 3 XL: Which Big-Screen Phone Wins?Tom's Guide
New Pixel 3 phone lends its smarts to your picturesThe Seattle Times

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