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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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"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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9to5Google

OnePlus 6 Red: Color so vibrant it's hard to put into words [Video]
9to5Google
Until you see it in real life, you'll be unaware of the pearlescent nature of the backplate, but no matter how you attempt to put it into words: it's absolutely stunning. It is very nice to see a mobile phone that steps away from the tried and tested ...

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Tom's Guide

Galaxy Note 9 Price and Release Date Just Leaked
Tom's Guide
In other words, this new phone is likely to debut at the same price as last year's model. Should that rumor prove accurate, that means the Note 9 would cost between $930 and $960. That's where the Note 8 debuted at when it hit retail shelves last year ...
New report seemingly confirms Galaxy Note 9's exact launch dateBGR

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BBC News

Why there are so many Japanese emoji
BBC News
Emoji are treated like actual characters – in other words, our phones recognise every eggplant and poo as they do the letters A, B and C. All characters of all fonts that appear on digital devices are approved and regulated by a not-for-profit based in ...



Refinery29

Apparently, The Spoilers To Sharp Objects Are Hiding In Plain Sight
Refinery29
Essentially, to stay ahead of the curve in Sharp Objects, look away from your phone and keep your eyes fixed on the flashes of words and memories that Paino and his team painstakingly scattered throughout the show. They hold the key. We'll show you ...

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South China Morning Post

Call recorders keep phone scammers at bay, prevent Tokyo's elderly being conned
South China Morning Post
Every elderly person in Tokyo is being issued with a free device that plugs into their home phone and issues a warning to would-be scammers that their call is being recorded. The initiative is the latest move in a campaign against cold callers who try ...



The Australian Financial Review

Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you | afr.com
The Australian Financial Review
It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...

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The CT Mirror

Marcia Chambers dies at 78, was founding member of Connecticut Mirror
The CT Mirror
Marcia wrote millions of words over a 49-year career. She published those words online, in print newspapers and magazines, in a book about sex discrimination in American golf. She published three other words on a pay phone in New York in the early ...



Brisbane Times

'Lick me, I'm salty': Queensland teacher banned for six years after sex with student
Brisbane Times
A male teacher has been banned from the profession for six years after having a sexual relationship with a female student and paying her $250 to lie and protect him, according to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Another female student ...



Voice of America

The Mysterious Word 'Whose'
Voice of America
Suppose you are at a birthday party. Everyone has a cell phone. Just as the group begins singing to the birthday girl, someone's phone rings loudly and won't stop. You see the noisy phone on the table and ask: Whose phone is this? Someone answers:.



The Source

Papa Johns Founder Claims he Was Pressured to Use the N-Word
The Source
The disgraced founder of Papa Johns decided that he should play the victim in his controversial situation. Prior this week, John H. Schnatter resigned as the organization's director after he confessed to dropping the N-word amid a phone call with an ...
Why the n-word doesn't go awayCNN

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