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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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Cosmopolitan Australia

Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy reportedly had a tearful phone call before the royal wedding
Cosmopolitan Australia
While viewers thought they had a preeeeettty good idea what she was thinking (in the words of Yvonne Fair, 'it should have been me'), new reports of a phone call between Harry and Chelsy means we might have even more insight into exactly wtf was going ...
Royal Wedding: The Internet Had Words About Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Moments Before the CeremonyPopCulture.com

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ARNnet

Apple awarded $539M in Samsung patent retrial
ARNnet
Apple this year told jurors it was entitled to the US$1 billion in profits Samsung made from selling infringing phones, saying the iPhone's design was crucial to their success. Samsung sought to limit damages to about US$28 million, saying it should ...
Apple's $539 Million in Damages Is a 'Big Win' Over SamsungBloomberg
Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing iPhone patents, jury findsCNET

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Digital Trends

Swapping an iPhone for a BlackBerry made me appreciate the physical keyboard
Digital Trends
After a few days adjusting to the shape of the phone, the angle of my thumbs, and settling into holding the phone “properly,” it was time to start typing at the 60-plus words-per-minute I'd seen people averaging out at on BlackBerry forums.



B&T

Do Not Disconnect… Why The Telephone Is Still As Relevant For Advertisers As Ever
B&T
The advent of the internet had led some to predicted the demise of the telephone, but to twist the words of Mark Twain… reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. There's no denying that the internet is a game changer. It has made it much ...



Federal Court Rules That Telstra's Unlimited Mobile Ads Are Misleading
Gizmodo Australia
Last week Optus sought Federal Court orders to force Telstra to cease using the word "unlimited" in advertisements for their $69 per month mobile plan. Yesterday it was ruled that these advertisements constitute as misleading and deceptive.

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Daily Telegraph

'Holiday house': Alleged drug growers used code words
Daily Telegraph
In his opening address, Crown Prosecutor Tarik Abdulhak told the jury they had tapped a number of phone calls between Casella – a company director – and his long-term friend Louigi Fato. Fato is accused of being a key figure in the criminal enterprise ...



The Conversation AU

AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation
The Conversation AU
The system takes “input” (shown on the left) which is the voice of the person it is talking to on the phone. The voice goes through automatic speech recognition (ASR) and gets converted into text (written words). The ASR is itself an advanced AI system ...



The Times

Grenfell victim's family plays audio of last words at public inquiry
The Guardian
The family of Denis Murphy, who died on the 14th floor and who had lived at Grenfell since before 1997, recalled his last phone call, made at 2.32am on 14 June last year. His sister, Anne-Marie Murphy, spoke of his passion for football – particularly ...
"I hope I haven't disappointed you. Goodbye to all": Heartbreaking last words of brave Grenfell victim as inquiry ...Mirror.co.uk

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ARNnet

Optus wins latest legal round against Telstra in advertising tussles
ARNnet
Justice Gleeson found that Telstra's advertisement on its homepage and billboards in metropolitan areas which claimed, "One word from Australia's best mobile network. Unlimited", falsely conveyed the representation that Telstra offers a mobile product ...
Telstra found to have misled with 'unlimited' adsComputerworld Australia

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Computerworld Australia

Former IBM Australia MD to chair govt data standards body
Computerworld Australia
Andrew Stevens, the former managing director of IBM Australia, has been appointed interim chair of the Data Standards Body for the Consumer Data Right. The government in November announced that it would legislate the new right, which will give ...

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