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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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The Sydney Morning Herald

'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape
The Sydney Morning Herald
His story about what happened to Leon was not consistent with phone calls and the severity of injuries sustained by Leon. His accounts varied on important points. Leon's post mortem showed a history of injuries not consistent with play, rough–housing ...

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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 Lea Michele Broke the News of His Death: 'She Was Screaming'PEOPLE.com
Cory Monteith's Mom Says He Was on Pain Meds for Dental Work Weeks Before His Tragic OverdosePEOPLE.com

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players
The Sydney Morning Herald
When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty opponent would be excited by its double meaning. His reply, that he bet "she had the best ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Donald Trump hits back after Omarosa's secret recording and says n-word isn't 'in my vocabulary'
Telegraph.co.uk
Earlier, Mr Trump described Ms Manigault Newman as "wacky" and "not smart" after his former co-star revealed her recording of a phone conversation with the president. Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Mr Trump's ...
Trump says "Apprentice" producer told him there's no "N-word" tapeCBS News
A Guide to Omarosa's Trump N-Word Tape AllegationsNew York Magazine
Trump calls Omarosa a 'dog'; another tape airedNBCNews.com
Washington Post -The Independent
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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 ...



ABC News

New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones
ABC News
The Federal Government reckons the current legislation is seriously out of date — it was drafted for a time when Australians would call each other on their home or office phone, and email was just a pipe dream. Of course mobile phones are now all but ...

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Forbes

Why The Nokia 8110 4G Is A Whole New Way To Think About Your Phone
Forbes
But there's also YouTube, which is cool. The KaiOS App Store (you'll need to create an account to access it) includes several more games, a weather app and Twitter. In other words, the store is pretty sparse for now, even though there are unofficial ...

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Vanity Fair

BlacKkKlansman: The True Story of How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK
Vanity Fair
Ahead, a rundown of Stallworth's real story—as told by his memoir and a recent phone interview—and which parts of BlacKkKlansman were invented for dramatic effect. ... A few words about the K.K.K.: “The people I was dealing with were not, to use an ...

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Edmonton Sun

Someone in BC is making sexually explicit phone calls to women at work
Edmonton Sun
Police are also asking anyone who is contacted to make notes of what was said, specific words or phrases used by the man, and anything else that might identify a suspect. They also want women to mark down the time, date and phone number of the call ...
Dozens of workers targeted by sexually explicit phone callsTimes Colonist

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Popular Science

What you can do to prevent Google—and others—from tracking your phone
Popular Science
In other words, in this instance with Google, users who had Location History off but Web & App Activity on were likely surprised that their location was still tracked via that second category. “The chain of trust between the distributor of the software ...

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