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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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AdNews

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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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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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 ...



Interest.co.nz

War of words between Bridges and Ross escalates as Ross releases secret phone recording; Bridges forced to detail ...
Interest.co.nz
National Leader Simon Bridges has responded to expelled MP Jami-Lee Ross releasing a recording of a phone conversation between the pair, saying Ross is a "terrible person" who "did his worst" today (Wednesday). Bridges is adamant the June 25 ...
Jami-Lee Ross releases Simon Bridges phone callMāori Television
Jami-Lee Ross and Simon Bridges' phone call transcriptStuff.co.nz
Simon Bridges says phone call recorded by Jami-Lee Ross doesn't stack upIndependent Community Newspaper

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Voice of America

Four Adverbs: Just, Already, Still, Yet
Voice of America
Four years is a long time, so graduating two weeks ago is still very recent. Already. The word “already” is different than “just.” We usually use “already” to say that an action has happened early or sooner than expected. Here is the example from the ...



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 ...



Science News for Students

Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems
Science News for Students
Teenagers who talk on the phone a lot, and hold their cell phones up to their right ears, score worse on one type of memory test. That's the finding of a new study. ... The study volunteers also took a test of verbal memory. That's the ability to ...



Money Magazine

The Three Words You Should Never Use in a Work Email—And What to Say Instead
Money Magazine
If an in-person meeting is tough to schedule right now, would it be easier to hop on the phone for [10, 20, 30] minutes? If now isn't a good time, I'll gladly follow up again next week. If that works for you, simply hit me back with a “Yes, next week ...



How-To Geek

Google is Going to Pay Phone Makers More to Install Chrome Now
How-To Geek
Google has been banning phone makers from using forked versions of Android, and forces them to preinstall Chrome and Google Search if they are going to offer the Google Play Store. And of course, without the Google Play Store, your Android device is ...

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