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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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Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on road
AdNews
It is accompanied with spoken word recited with words that reiterate the danger of texting and driving. The number of deaths on the road in 2017 for WA showed that distraction doubled, and majority of drivers say they did look at their phone while ...

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ValueWalk

Saying “OK, Google” Won't Unlock Pixel 3 Phones
ValueWalk
You will be shocked to know that you won't be able to unlock the Pixel 3 phones by saying the magic words “OK, Google.” This is not a problem users are facing when trying to unlock their phones; rather, this is what the official Google Assistant ...
[Update: Pixel 3 has an LG OLED] iFixit's Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung-made screenAndroid Police
Will Google's Titan M make it harder for the ROMing scene?Android Authority (blog)
Google's Pixel 3 camera rewrites photo rules with nifty new tricksCNET

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Column 8
The Sydney Morning Herald
Ian Worsnip of Sanctuary Point "raised a quizzical eyebrow at seeing the words 'many years ago' and 'mobile phone' (C8) appearing in the same sentence! It must be my age". Taking pride in his Yorkshire heritage, Greg Oehm of Robertson was not at all ...



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 ...



Business Insider

'They don't exactly like us poking around': Amazon allegedly used these secret tactics to poach prized eBay sellers
Business Insider
eBay is suing Amazon for allegedly poaching high-value sellers via eBay's own messaging system. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday contains multiple examples of messages allegedly sent by Amazon representatives to coax eBay sellers onto Amazon. Amazon ...

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Cult of Mac

Scan text into your computer or phone, Star Trek-style [Deals]
Cult of Mac
It can scan a full line of text per second, turning the result into a RAW image that can translated into Word or Excel and shared via Gmail, Facebook and more. Additionally, it can translate what it reads into more than 40 languages. It can even read ...



12up

MLB Journeyman Has Hilarious Take on Being DFA'd
12up
Sometimes, our smart phones notice things that we do not. Sometimes, they know us better than we know ourselves. And unfortunately for Kelly, his phone knows if there is something that "he got," it is reasonably likely that ​he got designated for ...



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 ...
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
Sydney Opera House shameYouTube

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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 ...



Canoe

LG G7 One review: Bloatware-free smartphone has bright display, great audio
Canoe
The two phones look to have the exact same dimensions (153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm) and both have an aluminium chassis — though the G7 ThinQ is covered in glass on both sides while the G7 One only has glass on the front. As a result, the G7 One weighs less ...

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