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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?


‘I can’t breathe.’ Jamal Khashoggi’s last words disclosed in transcript, source says  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, ...


How To Change Alexa's Wake Word To Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker Australia

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


Male psychiatric nurse had relationship with patient  Courier Mail

A MALE psychiatric nurse has been reprimanded for professional misconduct for having an inappropriate personal relationship with a woman he met in a secure ...


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


Your 5G phone reality in 2019: A trickle, not a flood  CNET

Mobile companies just can't stop talking about 5G. The next-generation technology is poised to connect devices like phones and driverless cars to wireless ...


Details about naming scheme, future plans, market conditions and Nokia 9 discussed in latest interview  Nokiamob

HMD's Chief Marketing Officer for Germany Britta Gerbracht did an interesting interview with German tech site WinFuture.de at a local press briefing for the Nokia ...


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 ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to your iPhone sales problem  Business Insider Australia

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones.


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 ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to Apple's iPhone sales problem  The Australian Financial Review

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones. Lower your prices. It would also be the right thing to do for your ...


'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'


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 ...


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 ...


Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy Leaks, Three New Nokia Handsets, OnePlus Confirms Faster Phone  Forbes

This week's Android Circuit includes no notch in the Galaxy S10, a 5G S10 confirmed for America, the OnePlus 5G heading to the UK, three new Nokia handsets, ...


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.


Ravens player apologizes for ‘inexcusable’ racist and homophobic tweets  Washington Post

Patrick Ricard, a second-year fullback/defensive lineman for the Ravens, apologized Sunday for tweets he posted several years ago that contained racist and ...


‘I Love You, Too’: George Bush’s Final Days  The New York Times

George Bush had been fading in the last few days. He had not gotten out of bed, he had stopped eating and he was mostly sleeping. For a man who had defied ...


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  ABC News

A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five ...


Qantas passenger given jail time after 'body slamming' flight attendant  Fox News

A man was given one year in jail after he “body slammed” a flight attendant.


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. The big talking ...


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.


TINA WEAVER: Man up, Prince Harry and heal the rift with Meghan's father...before its too late  Daily Mail

TINA WEAVER says that Prince Harry should heal the rift with his wife's father Thomas. Mr Markle opened up about his anguish at the wall between him and the ...


Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?  The Guardian

For decades, Childline and Samaritans have offered a friendly ear. But how does that work when so many of us would rather text, email or instant message?


'In my job, if you turn off the phone and laptop and talk to people, things happen'  The Independent

My first solo biography was of the author JK Rowling. Back then in 2000, she wasn't yet one of the great icons of popular culture. All I knew about her was the ...


Shocking scam: fraudster pretending to be from BC Hydro attempts to extort business  CBC.ca

It's an old scam with a new twist. Fraudsters are targeting small businesses pretending to be from BC Hydro and threatening to disconnect their power unless ...


Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase or title in which the first and last words are the same. I'll give you the middle word (and a ...


Lea Salonga releases album of traditional Pinoy folk songs  ABS-CBN News

Bahaghari: Rainbow” is Salonga's 10th studio album, with National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab as producer. It contains 15 tracks, with songs in six ...


President George H.W. Bush's last moments and words to son George W. Bush  Today Show

President George H.W. Bush died peacefully in Houston on Friday night. Here's what he said to his son, President George W. Bush before he passed.


Google is launching a voice-driven version of Google News for smart speakers and phones  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

"News on smart speakers is not living up to the promise of what it could be."


Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously.  The New York Times

The biggest roadblock to your productivity is the smartphone on your desk.


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 ...


Curbing use of mobile phones while driving reduces motorcycle fatality rates  Market Business News

Restricting or banning the use of mobile phones and other handheld devices while driving significantly reduces the motorcycle fatality rate.


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


Google launches a Rs 500 JioPhone competitor called WizPhone WP006, not available in India yet  India Today

The new Google phone looks like a feature phone, similar to the JioPhone, but comes with KaiOS and some smart functionality including Google Assistant.


Dear Kevin Hart, This Is How You Apologize for Homophobia  TeenVogue.com

In an op-ed, Teen Vogue's Lucy Diavolo looks at the recent scandal surrounding Kevin Hart and her own painful history of homophobia.


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.


The Best Android Keyboards  IGN

By Whitson Gordon Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Typing on phones is no fun. Screens are ...


Can Nikki Haley Emerge From the Trump Administration Unscathed?  The Atlantic

In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between ...


StorySign phone app transforms reading for millions of deaf children  Metro

Huawei's StorySign app hopes to help the 32 million deaf children around the world this Christmas.


Why consumers should care about the launch of 5G  Born2Invest

5G has started to roll out, but many consumers are not excited about it given the poor and unreliable cellular services today.


The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You  The Wall Street Journal

Pushing mobile devices to become ever-more reliant on Wi-Fi seemed like a good solution to the problem of mobile bandwidth, but now it's causing as many ...


Vivian Balakrishnan phones Malaysian counterpart, calls for maritime intrusions to cease [Today Online]  Gov.sg

SINGAPORE — Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday (Dec 5) called on Putrajaya to cease its intrusions into Singapore's territorial waters ...


Oh deer! Men's guide to taking Christmas stress by the antlers  Irish Examiner

Stress, men, and Christmas are words you rarely hear in the one sentence. But spare a thought for the overstretched dad who is often out of his comfort zone ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Jio Offers 1.5-5 GB Data Benefit Per Day In 12 Prepaid Recharge Plans, Details Here  NDTV News

Reliance Industries' telecom arm, Reliance Jio, offers a range of options to its prepaid subscribers. Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom *service* provider under ...


Cowboys rookie carries heart of a city onto the field each week  New York Post

You can come from Nowhere, USA, and grow up to play on America's Team. On the opposite end of the spectrum from palatial Jerry World, with all its glitz and...


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.


'Hold for President Bush' - richmondmagazine.com  Richmond magazine

President George H.W. Bush signed a copy of the issue of From Mary to You featuring his mother, Dorothy Walker Bush. (Photo courtesy Joni Albrecht). The first ...


10 email rules you can't ignore, according to a CEO | Ladders  Ladders

These email rules will make sure your email etiquette is on point and will show colleagues that you are thoughtful, polite, and prompt in online exchanges.


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.


Sleep Texting Is A Real Issue, A New Study Shows, & Here's How To Tell If You're Doing It  Bustle

If you sleep with your phone, a new study from Villanova University published in the Journal of American College Health might make you kick your digital BAE ...


I pay my kids to get dressed, do homework and more. It’s the best decision I ever made.  Washington Post

“Please get dressed — we have to leave in five minutes,” I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. “You still need to brush your teeth. You haven't packed ...


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.


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 ...


TOGETHER ALONE  Radio New Zealand

The carport where Naylar Uisa almost died is made from pieces of old wood nailed together, and a tarpaulin draped over the front. Tucked in between two state ...


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.


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 ...


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...


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.


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!


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 ...


Kenyans vexed by M-Pesa outage  Standard Digital

M-Pesa services disrupted countrywide, Safaricom says outage caused by database degradation; engineers working to restore *service*.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Two words that can help get an airline upgrade over the phone  Gulf News

If you want to do that, call reservations and drop the name 'revenue management'


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  The Australian Financial Review

It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


With These 5 Stunning Words, Steve Jobs Added a Truly Brutal Chapter to His Legacy  Inc.

Steve Jobs was near the end, literally on his deathbed. His daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, was visiting. As she turned to leave, he offered some brutal parting ...


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 ...


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


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.


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


How do you say “smartphone” in Lakota?  The Outline

What the coining of new native words reveals about modern America.


All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects  Vulture

In the HBO mini-series “Sharp Objects,” secret words are hidden in plain sight, suddenly visible in one frame and gone in the next. Are they Camille Preaker's ...


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


How France's mobile phone ban in schools will work (or not)  The Local France

From September pupils in France will effectively be banned from using mobile phones in schools. With MPs set to discuss the bill on Tuesday, here's how the ...


"I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove when the phone rang. My GP didn’t waste words."  Mamamia

It was 6 p.m. on a Friday. I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove and the aroma of its red meatiness was in the air. The telephone burred. When I answered ...


Your phone addiction could be harming your kids  The Australian Financial Review

It's easy to focus anxieties on our children's screen time than to pack up our own devices. But could it cause long-term harm?


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


 
 
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