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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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Mamamia

Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.
Mamamia
In 2014, Lea Michele revealed that the title to her ballad, 'If You Say So,' represented the final words Cory Monteith ever spoke to her. In the song, which Michele co-wrote with Sia, Michele sings, “It's been seven whole days without your embrace, I ...
Cory Monteith's Mom Says He Was on Pain Meds for Dental Work Weeks Before His Tragic OverdosePEOPLE.com
Cory Monteith's Mom Says Lea Michele Broke the News of His Death: 'She Was Screaming'PEOPLE.com

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Courier Mail

Dead Wrong: 'Curiosity killed the cat' were scientist Jeffrey Brooks' chilling last words
Courier Mail
Those final words, said as Jeffrey Brooks rushed to end a phone call, came as the aquaculturist had begun exposing workers at the Beenleigh Crayfish Farm for the large-scale selling of stock on the side. A coronial inquest heard that Jeffrey, 24, had ...



The Conversation AU

Research Check: are phone-obsessed teens at greater risk of ADHD?
The Conversation AU
In other words, people with the disorder are more likely than their peers to have parents and siblings with ADHD. It's also important to note an increase in inattention and hyperactivity in adolescence does not mean the young person would be diagnosed ...

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PCWorld

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words
PCWorld
While the company has built products like Azure and related services into thriving businesses, consumer-focused products like the Groove Music service, Microsoft Band, and Windows Phone have fallen by the wayside. Microsoft essentially acknowledged its ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Was the Queen subtly trolling Trump with her jewellery?
The Sydney Morning Herald
The US media have dubbed it "brooch warfare" after a Twitter theory posited that the Queen was using her jewellery to make subtle-but-unmissable statements about Donald Trump during his visit to the UK. In other words, the Queen was trolling the ...
Bitch. STILL my superhero name. on Twitter: "#BroochDecoderRing The following data relies heavily on the work of the ...Twitter

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Digital Trends

Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 will help your phone survive up to 15 drops before it shatters
Digital Trends
In other words, strong glass is more important than ever in phone design, which is good news for the company. There's no word on specific phones to feature Gorilla Glass 6, but the company said we'll see phones with the new glass by the end of the year.

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9to5Google

OnePlus 6 Red: Color so vibrant it's hard to put into words [Video]
9to5Google
Until you see it in real life, you'll be unaware of the pearlescent nature of the backplate, but no matter how you attempt to put it into words: it's absolutely stunning. It is very nice to see a mobile phone that steps away from the tried and tested ...

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The Australian Financial Review

Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you
The Australian Financial Review
Comparing it to the Swype-style keyboard on a Samsung Galaxy Note8 (a keyboard that lets you enter words by drawing shapes on the screen), the physical keyboard on the BlackBerry Key2 gave us the exact same typing speed (an average of 42 words per ...

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Mamamia

“I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove when the phone rang. My GP didn't waste words.”
Mamamia
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, my GP didn't waste words. Josie, your results are in: you have ductal, invasive breast cancer. I've gone ahead and ...



Out Magazine

Queer Musical Siren Kat Cunning Releases New Track About Phone Sex
Out Magazine
There is something beautiful about the way (my experiences with phone sex) have been filled with poetry, feverishly using words like a tennis match, and metaphor in place of scent, touch, and taste. It's about phone sex, but it's also about the poetic ...


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