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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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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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Switch off your phone and get lost in a gallery  The Guardian

I was pleased to read Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett's criticism of selfie culture – every aspect of life has been gatecrashed by the mobile phone (Art, aura and the ...

Comcast Customer Service Rep Saves Life of Man Having a Stroke While on the Phone with Her  PEOPLE.com

Kimberly Williams, a Comcast rep in Mississippi, recalled how Dan Magennis' "words got slurred" as she was talking to him, leading her to take quick action.

What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.

No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You  The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he's turning the newsletter over to his colleague Sarah ...

Taylor Swift’s Original "All Too Well'' Lyrics Revealed  E! Online

Swifties are freaking out after discovering new information about one of the singers biggest songs.

Mobile phone payments ban at takeaway drive-throughs spark motorist backlash  ABC News

A Victoria Police social media post reiterating the illegalities of using a mobile phone to pay for an order in a drive-through restaurant has sparked a backlash ...

Op-Ed: My high school students don't read any more. I think I know why  Los Angeles Times

In the 1970s, teens read three times as many books as they do today. A high school teacher laments the rise of the cellphone and the death of reading.

Google Photos will now search for text in your pictures -- here's how  CNET

Being able to quickly find pictures based on a sign or word combo is huge, and you'll be able to copy and paste text, to boot.

Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing  Inc.

Researchers find that spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving cognitive performance and memory.

This is the world's first iPhone-ready security key for 2FA authentication  BGR

If you've been looking for a way to further improve security when it comes to managing all of your online accounts, and you happen to be an iPhone user, then ...

Jeff Daniels on getting in character to play Atticus Finch  PBS NewsHour

Small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. In the ...

Many smartphones reportedly exceed FCC limits for radio frequency radiation  Digital Trends

According to a new report from the Chicago Tribune, many new smartphone models exceed federal safety limits for radio frequency radiation. The report notes ...

When Good Boys Say Bad Words  The New York Times

The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...

Nokia shares its Android 10 roadmap with updates starting in Q4 2019  Android Central

Following Google's big news regarding Android 10's name and the rebrand for Android as a whole, Nokia has shared its Android 10 update roadmap for its ...

Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds  The Telegraph

Hackers are able to work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, a new study has revealed.

The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it  The Economist

LIKE MANY Zambian farmers, Stephen Chomba suffered badly from a prolonged drought that started just after last year's planting season in October. The maize ...

Call Us on Your Cell Phone  The New York Times

How do we actually record interviews with our far-flung Times correspondents around the world? With a cell phone. Two cell phones, actually. We call it a ...

Thinking I do with words - Once upon a time near a ringing cell phone  Yorkton This Week

I will now tell you the tale of the worst theatre experience of my life. We start in Cineplex Southland in Regina. We originally went to the Normanview Cineplex to ...

Exclusive: The foldable Huawei Mate X will have the new Kirin 990 chipset  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X will indeed pack the Kirin 990 chip, TechRadar learned at a Huawei briefing in New York City. Advertisement. Yanmin Wang, president of ...

Man pleads guilty to murder of Steven Wilson in Hanover model home as family reels  CapitalGazette.com

As prosecutors played the audio tape of the last moments of Steven Wilson's life, his widow stood up from her front row seat and rushed out the back of the ...

White Supremacists Stole My Rabbi Husband’s Identity  The New York Times

The scheme, cooked up by 4chan trolls, sought to stoke Jewish infighting.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review: Big-Screen Phone to Beat  Tom's Guide

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus boasts a huge 6.8-inch display, long battery life and new S Pen tricks in a sleek design, but its cameras aren't the best.

Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert Cousy  Whitehouse.gov

Oval Office. 4:52 P.M. EDT. THE PRESIDENT: Well, this is a very exciting day because he's a great champion and we love champions. It's wonderful to have you ...

The Ohio State University wants to trademark its favorite word: ‘The’  The Washington Post

Ohio State is serious about calling itself “The” Ohio State University. The grammatical article is right there on many of the school's seal, logos and signs. Now the ...

After 45 years of music, a final concert for the St. Louis Jesuits  National Catholic Reporter

The phone jolted Jesuit Fr. Bob Dufford from a sound sleep. "You're gonna want to get out of bed," his publishing rep said, "and turn on your VCR. Bill Clinton's ...

The Senate’s Top Gun Control Advocate Hasn’t Given Up on Trump  Slate Magazine

Democrats can't do anything but hope the president's position on background checks stabilizes.

Justice Is Served: A Conversation Between RuPaul and Judge Judy  Interview

RuPaul Andre Charles chats with his longtime friend and idol Judge Judith Sheindlin about self-love, the artifice of drag, and life in America.

Death row killer Larry Swearingen says he can hear and feel lethal injection in his veins as he declares  The Sun

A DEATH row killer declared he could feel the lethal injection “burning” his arm as he was put to death for the rape and murder of a teen. Larry Swearingen, 48 ...

“The Chosen One.”  Crooked

Donald Trump has a meltdown for the ages that includes snubbing Denmark because they refused to sell him Greenland, accusing American Jews of stupidity ...

The Best Web Hosting Providers for 2019  CNET

Find the best web hosting providers using price comparisons and reviews from our expert hosting editor. You can also find hosting for different needs like ...

Puzzling Around Eugene  Eugene Weekly

If you're like me and you have the attention span of a puppy in a tennis ball factory, conventional board games may not be your thing. Sitting around the kitchen ...

Column: School hacks: The very best advice for students making a big leap this fall  Chicago Tribune

Pointers, tips and words to remember for college (and high school) freshman from columnist Eric Zorn and his readers.

Does Visible limit my video streaming resolution?  Android Central

Best answer: No, Visible doesn't limit your resolution when streaming video on its network. You may experience slow-downs during particularly busy parts of the ...

Who Made My Puzzle?  The New York Times

This month's constructor spotlight shines on Ryan McCarty.

3 Toxic Marriage Behaviors and What to Do About Them  Yahoo Lifestyle

We follow hairstylist-to-the stars Jen Atkin on Instagram. Here's the caption she wrote under a gorgeous photo of her and her husband, photographer Mike ...

Google ditches dessert names for Android 10  CNN

Google may be doing away with its dessert naming scheme after a long, delicious run.

5 early signs of hearing loss  Healthy Hearing

How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Only a qualified hearing health professional can tell you for sure, but here are five signs you may not be hearing your ...

Is Los Angeles A Desert?  LAist


Motorola One Action quick review: Action camera makes this Moto uber cool  India Today

With the One Action, Motorola differentiates itself from the crowd proudly. A great looking design, an impressive display, stock Android and Action camera make ...

Man who fatally stabbed well-known OB homeless man sentenced  fox5sandiego.com

A man who fatally stabbed a well-known homeless man in Ocean Beach was sentenced to 15 years to live in prison Friday.

She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Kimberly Williams is used to all kinds of phone calls. She is, after all, a customer *service* representative for a cable company. Kimberly Williams, 32, of Clinton, ...

'Telling Lies' set visit: Behind the scenes with Sam Barlow  Mashable

Read Mashable's exclusive set visit with indie game designer Sam Barlow, as he sets off on a journey to make a new format of interactive storytelling.

Reebonz Announces New Visual Search Tool on Its Mobile Application  GlobeNewswire

SINGAPORE, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reebonz Holding Limited (the “Company” or “Reebonz”; Nasdaq: RBZ), a leading online luxury ...

College Daily, the “Post-Truth” Publication Where Chinese Students in America Get Their News  The New Yorker

Han Zhang on College Daily, a publication that brings news with nationalistic undertones to Chinese students living in America, via WeChat and other ...

Lightweight Google Go app goes global  TechCentral

A lightweight version of Google's search app designed to take up less space and work on slower Internet connections has been released globally for the first ...

A day in the life of the Genie, who takes the subway to work and performs 8 shows a week on Broadway  CNBC

Broadway star Michael James Scott performs six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. He has double-headers — a matinee and an evening show — on ...

Chicago Man Says Ald. Joe Moreno Used Aldermanic Privilege To Change Zoning On His Property Out Of Revenge  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago's aldermen have for decades wielded power of licensing, permitting and zoning in their wards, but is that power being abused?

Confessions Of A Former Corporate Recruiter  Forbes

Let me start here. It's not you. It's me. In a past life, I was a corporate recruiter for a few different global organizations. My team was housed under Human ...

I'm a Journalist. Why Did I End Up on an FBI Terrorist Watch List?  The Nation

The use of “watch lists” to harass dissidents and journalists—as well as Muslims—appears to be growing, as the author discovered when he recently got caught ...

Authorities ruled her death a suicide, but her family believes she was killed  ABC News

When St. Johns County sheriff's deputies arrived at the St. Augustine, Florida, home of Jeremy Banks on Sept. 2, 2010, they found his 24-year-old girlfriend ...

Charges filed against Shawano man for racist graffiti at schools  WBAY

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Shawano man has been charged with six counts with hate crime modifiers for racist graffiti spray-painted at schools.

My Mind and My Father's Heart - Life & Times  Chabad.org

My father was a descendant of the Gerrer chasidic dynasty of Poland, in a direct line from the Gerrer Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Rottenberg. Unfortunately, he was not ...

'Not Afraid of Probe into Phone Tapping': Kumaraswamy Accuses K'taka Govt of Running Transfer Business  News18

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said he was not afraid of any probe into the phone tapping allegations, as he ...

Kristen Bell reveals how young daughter ended up in the emergency room  Today.com

Actress Kristen Bell shared a photo from her daughter's first emergency room visit with her fans and followers on Instagram.

These Bizarre Ripoff 'News' Sites Have Turned Plagiarism Into A Business  HuffPost

Something odd caught my eye on Twitter the other day. Someone had tweeted a version of an article I'd written for HuffPost — complete with the same headline ...

The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.

Husband of 'Excited and Scared' Nurse Shaves Off Her Hair in Photos About Her Brave Cancer Battle  PEOPLE.com

The couple kept repeating how much "they love each other," says photographer Mandy Parks, whose goal was to capture Charlie Johnson's “warrior” strength.

Syria's teen documentarian  Columbia Journalism Review

Around Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Muhammad Najem, age 16, is known as the “Little Journalist.” He grew up there, in the village of Arbin, where ...

Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...

iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.

Together, They're Overcoming Their Stammers and Finding Their Voices  Dublin Inquirer

In her mid-20s, Laura Ludmany learnt a new way to breathe. “That was actually the first time in my life I could say my name.”

Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...

Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.

Mike Bobo banks on raise in play after turning down raise in pay  The Denver Post

In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Colorado State football coach Mike Bobo chats on his mobile phone while seated at an NCAA college basketball game between ...

My Boss Flipped Out When He Found Out I Have a Boyfriend  Slate

Dear Prudence, I'm 22 and have been working at my dream job for eight months. My supervisor, Mitch, in his mid-40s, has been an amazing mentor.

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.

Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 laptop review  TechRadar

Dell's Latitude 5300 can be both a tablet and a laptop, depending on your mood and needs.

Jeffrey Epstein, My Very, Very Sick Pal  Mother Jones

Stuart Pivar, 89 years old, is an art collector and a controversial scientist who says Jeffrey Epstein was his “best pal for decades” until the two fell out, he told me, ...

The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...

Use your phone to turn a photo of data into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.

Megan Greenwell, Like The Oakland A's Every Year, Makes An Early Exit  Deadspin

Deadspin editor-in-chief Megan Greenwell is leaving us for WEIRD Magazine, which we can only assume is a sad rip-off of Mad and Cracked. We will miss her ...

Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.

Food, college, Lady Gaga at church, football, a band: JMCSS board reconciliation  Jackson Sun

After months of talking about it, the JMCSS board held its reconciliation dinner. Unlike board meetings, the only yelling was of laughter Thursday.

I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.

I stopped using my phone before bed — and immediately noticed 4 huge changes to my well-being  Business Insider

I noticed some dramatic changes after stopping using my phone before bed, from an increased attention span to more relaxing sleep.

'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.

The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account  Business Insider

You can contact Amazon customer *service* in a few ways to get answers about your account. Here's how to contact Amazon by phone, chat, email, and more.

How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.

The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.

This phone's battery is so big, you can talk on the phone for 3 days straight on a single charge  Business Insider

This massive Energizer phone with a huge battery is probably a dream phone for quite a few people out there.

Warren Buffett is still a big Apple bull, but he famously uses a flip phone instead of an iPhone  Business Insider

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a 5.4% stake in Apple, but he famously doesn't use an iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter.

Florida-Miami game adds twist as Jimmy Johnson helps Canes coaches get their minds right  CBS Sports

Manny Diaz had an idea to cold call Jimmy Johnson. One Miami coach to another. Except it wasn't even as intimate as picking up the phone. "We went down on ...

Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...

Palm is selling a $350 credit-card sized smartphone as a standalone or companion phone. It's supposed to liberate you, but it's got some big problems.  Business Insider

Palm has an interesting solution to curing smartphone addiction: giving you a much smaller smartphone. But does it work?

Apple employee Andreas Gal says he was detained by CBP  Business Insider

The ACLU filed a complaint on behalf of the Apple employee Andreas Gal, who said he was detained by CBP when returning home from a business trip.

25 useful Android accessories and compatible gadgets to use with your new phone  Business Insider

The Insider Picksteam writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

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.

Gloria Vanderbilt's Most Iconic Quotes on Life, Death, and Style  TownandCountrymag.com

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. In honor of the style icon, artist, and socialite, take a look back at her best quotes through the years here.

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 ...

‘Don’t go too far’, China tells US in phone call about recent disputes  South China Morning Post

The United States' recent words and actions have harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and Washington should exercise more restraint, Chinese ...

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.

Google Assistant’s worst feature is still having to say ‘Hey Google’  The Verge

Recently, a few of us at The Verge who use Google Assistant devices in our homes started complaining about the whole “Hey Google / OK Google” thing. We all ...

LG's new smartphone unlocks by recognizing the veins in your palms — here's how it works  Business Insider

LG's new smartphone, the G8, has "Hand ID" that detects the veins in your palms to unlock the phone.

How to delete Facebook messages on your computer or mobile device  Business Insider

You can delete individual Facebook messages by using the three-dot menu next to the message on the computer or tapping and holding the message on your ...

Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, its smallest, cheapest, and arguably best phone  Business Insider

The iPhone SE was a favourite among Apple fans for its compact size.

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.

Mobile World Congress 2019 brings a phone renaissance  Fast Company

New phone design trends are coming on February 25 to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress.

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 has an 'Instagram mode' to more easily post to your Stories — here's how it works  Business Insider

The new lineup of Samsung phones come with a feature called "Instagram mode" that makes it easier to post directly from your camera to your Stories.

Milwaukee's new activity cafe Hangout MKE offers an all-ages alternative to bars  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

We spent a night hanging out and playing giant Jenga at Hangout MKE, a new, all-ages East Side alternative to traditional bars.