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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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How To Prevent and Respond to a SIM Swap Scam  Lifehacker

SIM swap attacks are “off the hook right now,” as described in a November 2018 article from security maven Brian Krebs. While most of you probably have never, ...

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Has a Message for Democrats After 'Boy Bye' Tweet  Fortune

The New York Congresswoman, who's known to take on President Trump on Twitter, offers a quick take to the DNC about its social media use.

Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary  TechCrunch

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...

There's a Major Flaw in How We Look at Smartphone "Addiction", Says New Study  ScienceAlert

Smartphone addiction does not seem like a questionable thing to believe in. It exists. Surely it does, doesn't it?

Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

Today, Samsung made history by releasing the Galaxy S10 5G in Australia - the first 5G-capable smartphone for Telstra's burgeoning network. We briefly got our ...

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.

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: a OnePlus 7 Pro with a better camera  The Verge

Oppo's new Reno smartphone is lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it has a even more impressive camera. It doesn't have the OnePlus' high-refresh rate screen, but ...

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...

With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...

Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’  Los Angeles Times

Author Susan Orlean shares an excerpt from "The Library Book" about questions readers ask librarians on the Los Angeles Library's InfoNow desk.

Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Kiyan Williams Uses Dirt to Unearth the Exploitation of Black People in America  Hyperallergic

LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer and letting them speak for themselves.

The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize  Macworld

It's time, folks. Time to admit Apple was right to introduce the notch for the iPhone X back in 2017. Oh, sure, it was fun to ridicule the little black strip at the time; ...

Refreshments and free phone charging for festival goers at the Church on the Roundabout's Fringe Festival  Isle of Wight County Press

WHILE the Isle of Wight Festival was in full swing, a church in Newport was running its own festival.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3, Episode 5 Recap: A Seat At The Table  Refinery29

Let the tug-of-war for Baby Nichole's fate begins. June (Elisabeth Moss) set the battle in motion by successfully smuggling Nichole out of Gilead — but will she ...

The wrong words: how political journalism has fallen short in the age of upheaval  New Statesman

From the EU referendum to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson, it has suffered from failures of intelligence and imagination.

A telephone for grief after the Japanese tsunami  BBC News

Many people have come to Japan's "wind phone" after losing family in the 2011 tsunami.

Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los ...

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane  The Atlantic

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

Focals by North review: The future is (almost) here  TechCrunch

The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than ...

Molly Qerim waiting for one thing after 'inappropriate' LaVar Ball comment  New York Post

Addressing a comment made by LaVar Ball during his appearance on "First Take" this week, in which he told Molly Qerim she could "switch gears with me any ...

Why I hate emojis  The Guardian

I have never knowingly used the vile little gurning dots and I don't intend to start now, writes Suzanne Moore.

Avengers Endgame is coming for more of your money with a theatrical re-release  For The Win

Marvel has something of a chokehold on the summer box office, with Avengers: Endgame raking in an incredible $2.743 billion worldwide. It's not just the ...

The tales of Pat Bowlen, a Broncos reporter and words that went a long way  BSN Denver

A unique look at the type of man Pat Bowlen was and the hands-on approach he took with all things Broncos.

Google Drive and Photos Are Splitting: What You Need to Know  How-To Geek

Google has announced that Google Drive and Google Photos will be separating in July. Google says, “the connection between these services is confusing,” so ...

The New York Times' crosswords group wanted to reach non-native English speakers. The result is the free 'Tiles' game and it's catching on  Business Insider

The serene and accessible pattern matching game is the zen cousin of the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Victim Lost $1800 in Phone Scam; Sheriff's Office Offers Tips to Avoid Being Fooled  Redheaded Blackbelt

Another phone scam targeting Humboldt County residents has left one victim out over $1,800. The victim told the Sheriff's Office that she received a call from ...

7 things to know about the new, 10,000-word New Yorker story on Augusta National  Golf.com

The New Yorker unleashed a 10000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.

Fever's McCall performs with Carrie Underwood  WSBT-TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica McCall is still in a state of shock. She can't believe that she got to perform on stage with Carrie Underwood at a concert. The Indiana ...

Words from the Wall by Adam Thorpe review – beauty in the bleak  The Guardian

Adam Thorpe ranges from ancient Rome to his mother's last days in a collection rich in language and dark in tone.

You can’t believe a word any of these people is saying – that’s the ‘deep fake’ era for you  The Guardian

We are entering an age in which you can no longer trust your ears or eyes. Bots, trolls and fake news merchants have demolished the idea that you can believe ...

How to Overcome Social Anxiety - Help for Dealing With Social Anxiety  GoodHousekeeping.com

Get tips for dealing with social anxiety or social phobia from clinical psychologists. Changing your mindset, letting go of perfectionism, and taking small steps can ...

Florida State says privatizing athletics won’t change anything. Skeptics aren’t so sure.  The Washington Post

On Tuesday morning, Barbara Petersen — president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Florida nonprofit that advocates for open government — got a text ...

Journey creator’s new game is designed ‘to battle against the human nature’  The Verge

Journey creator Jenova Chen is drawn to creating positive game experiences. Thatgamecompany's latest title, Sky: Children of the Light, is an exploration into ...

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writers.

Tony Robbins Has Been Accused Of Groping More Women And Mistreating Vulnerable Followers  BuzzFeed News

Nine more former followers and staffers have come forward to accuse the world's most famous self-help superstar of inappropriate behavior in the wake of a ...

Wednesday's papers: Nursing students' aptitude tests, Christian pol threatens to quit church, rescue dept's Midsummer reminder  YLE News

Aptitude tests for nursing students, Päivi Räsänen's fiery letter over the church and pride week and a rescue department's holiday guidelines.

Future - Apollo in 50 numbers: The workers  BBC News

In the first of BBC Future's stories recounting the Apollo program in 50 numbers, we look at the people who helped make the Moon missions reality.

Canadian man sentenced to 26 years for orchestrating suicide attack on US troops  CNN

A Canadian man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for conspiring to kill five US soldiers in Iraq in a 2009 suicide attack.

Is the Texas House Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by Refusing to Caption Legislative Hearings?  The Texas Observer

Disability rights experts are questioning the methods Capitol staff use to determine when to fill an accommodation request.

Surgeon who saved 4-year-old shooting victim cannot find words 'to describe how horrific it was'  Stuff.co.nz

The doctor who helped save the life of a 4-year-old child critically wounded in the mosque shootings, says March 15 started as "just another day in the office".

How Old Are The Rolling Stones?  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

You can't get more classic rock and roll than The Rolling Stones. For almost 60 years, the Stones have provided the soundtrack for American and British life.

Bell: Alberta, those pipeline chickens aren't hatched  Calgary Sun

Pardon me if I don't get up and kiss Trudeau's butt.To be fair, the thumbs-up for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a pipeline Canadian taxpayers now own ...

The Omnipresent Surveillance State  CounterPunch

You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every ...

Trump’s Huawei ban also causing tech shocks in Europe  TechCrunch

The escalating U.S.-China trade war that's seen Chinese tech giant Huawei slapped on a U.S. trade blacklist is causing ripples of shock across Europe too, ...

Microsoft’s missteps offer antitrust lessons for tech’s big four  Livemint

Of the five biggest tech companies in the US, Microsoft is the only one that isn't currently in the crosshairs of US antitrust authorities. The software giant already ...

Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Union Leader

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type?

Terms and Conditions for Young People's Essay Contests  The Economist

The Economist Open Future Youth (16-25) Essay Competition.

U.S. Marshals Service warns SW Virginia of phone scam that impersonates Deputy U.S. Marshals  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

WASHINGTON D.C. (WJHL) -- The U.S. Marshals *Service* has received multiple reports of a phone scam directed at citizens of Southwest Virginia in which the ...

Tired of #$%& passwords? Single Sign-on could be savior  USA TODAY

The experience we know as password hell could be radically changed for the better within the next year and a half to three years. Struggling to come up with ...

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.

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.

Nobody, Not a Single Person, Has Ever Been Treated Worse Than Trump  ELLE.com

Congratulations to ABC News's George Stephanopoulos who was recently freed from a 30-hour imprisonment with U.S. President and clear and present danger, ...

FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler On Family, Fatherhood And Fighting The Good Fight  Kerrang!

Since the release of STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS, FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler has been on a mission to capture hearts, minds and so much more…

Man who killed girlfriend knew her young children would be 'heart broken'  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After he shot and killed his girlfriend, Adam Nolin told a 911 dispatcher that her two young children, still at school, would be devastated.

Political Confessional: The 75-Year-Old Woman Who Prefers To Vote For Men  FiveThirtyEight

Welcome to Political Confessional, a column about the views that Americans are scared to share with their friends and neighbors. In an increasingly polarized ...

Mark Zuckerberg asks people to trust that Facebook's new cryptocurrency will keep your money safe  Business Insider

Facebook has set up a subsidiary, Calibra, which will create services to let people spend or receive the new Libra cryptocurrency.

Alec Baldwin just gets shadier and shadier  Nicki Swift

Alec Baldwin may be the most famous of the Baldwin brothers acting clan, but he may also be the most infamous. And, that's saying a lot, considering younger ...

Politics by insult - OPINION  Politicsweb

Zohra Dawood says it is important to push back against the EFF's racist and intimidatory communications. Politics by insult. 18 June 2019. Recent judgments ...

I Just Jumped on Dating Apps and I’m VERY Excited for Sex  Slate

How to Do It is Slate's sex advice column. Send your questions for Stoya and Rich to howtodoit@slate.com. Dear How to Do It, ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...

Liberia: Government’s 45-Day Delay Of Nat’l Budget Submission Expires  Front Page Africa

Monrovia – FrontPageAfrica has established that the 45-day delay requested by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MOFDP) for the submission ...

Bills' actions speak louder than words with McCoy  WBEN

Before you even bring it up, no I'm not hating on LeSean McCoy because he spoiled Avengers: Endgame.Repeatedly over this offseason, the Buffalo Bills have ...

I put 4 negotiation tactics for introverts to the test — here's what happened  NBC News

Navigating confrontation and compromise can be especially difficult for introverts like me. But these tactics helped me overcome anxiety, and get what I wanted.

Australian Rules-AFL boss apologises after fan security backlash  Reuters UK

Australian Football League (AFL) boss Gillon McLachlan has apologised to fans after a huge backlash against a security crackdown at recent games which has ...

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.

My father, Supreme Court justice and man of mystery  ABS-CBN News

The world that my dad inhabited—the world of lawyers, government, and politics—was always a mystery to me growing up. As he nears retirement age, I've ...

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.

You've been charging your smartphone all wrong  Business Insider

All smartphone batteries have a limited lifespan, but the common habit of charging phones overnight could actually be shortening that lifespan, according to a ...

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.

Former President Bush's last words 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 ...

I've cut back on screen time by following a strict phone routine, and it's made my mornings more efficient and productive  Business Insider

I follow a strict phone routine each morning, which allows me to save time and get better prepared for the day while not giving up my phone entirely.

Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.

Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...

Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

Billie Eilish has criticised “b*tches in the f*cking White House”  Brag Magazine

Billie Eilish has joined the increasing number of musicians rallying against the archaic anti-abortion laws that were recently passed in Alabama.

Tens of millions of Chinese now required to tune into 'Xi Jinping thought' platform daily  ABC News

China's new hottest app on the block a propaganda resource that teaches Xi Jinping thought and requires the Communist Party's 90 million members to read it ...

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.

The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...

I used to think PopSockets Grips were unnecessary — now they're my favorite iPhone accessory under $10  Business Insider

I wrote off PopSockets Grips for two years as an annoying fad, but completely changed my attitude after trying one for myself. It makes holding my phone phone ...

Smartphones aren't designed for seniors, but these tweaks make them more accessible  Popular Science

For people with shaky hands or visual impairments, smartphones are fraught with blurry text and hard-to-press buttons. Here's how to make these devices easier ...

How to delete contacts on your iPhone  Business Insider

Deleting old, unused contacts off your iPhone can save you time when you are searching for those contacts you actually want to use.

Here's What Happened During Ted Bundy's Execution  Esquire

The serial killer was put to death ten years after the trial dramatized in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.

'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...

Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.

Marc Benioff hired Keith Block as Salesforce co-CEO after ditching phone  Business Insider

Salesforce hired COO Keith Block as its new co-CEO in August after Marc Benioff had a revelation in July.

Evidence corroborating a key dossier allegation against Michael Cohen is stacking up  Business Insider

The revelation raises *fresh* questions about a key allegation about Michael Cohen that was made in the Steele dossier.

Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'

How a WhatsApp call could have taken over your phone  Naked Security

A WhatsApp buffer overflow that crashed your phone due to audio data sent by a caller meant that just answering a call could spell trouble.

10 best word games, word puzzle games, and word search games for Android!  Android Authority

There's nothing quite like the occasional word game. Whether it's hunting for words, solving anagrams, or playing Scrabble, there are tons of great word games.

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...

Uncovering What Your Phone Knows  The New York Times

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How to Use Google Lens to Translate Text from Books, Websites & More in Google Photos  WonderHowTo

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Samsung showed off a foldable smartphone that it created using a new type of display called "Infinity Flex."

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