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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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ACMA


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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CNET

CNET UK podcast 525: Samsung's imminent Note 8 and Words with Friends on TV
CNET
Also up for discussion are Nokia's 3 and 5 smartphones, which Andy has reviewed, and the rumoured upcoming Nokia 8, the company's first flagship Android phone. Next, the duo discuss the news that Words with Friends creator Zynga has partnered with ...

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A.V. Club

Another game from your phone is headed for TV
A.V. Club
Engadget reports today that WWF parent company Zynga is “teaming up with MGM Television on a Words With Friends game show that would translate the phone-friendly Scrabble-alike to the big screen.” Televised Scrabble honestly doesn't sound that ...



NEWS.com.au

The little known iPhone keyboard hack that is hugely satisfying
NEWS.com.au
Well, good news. If you've got a relatively new iPhone there's a little known hack you can use to bring up a dormant mouse cursor, giving you more precision when dealing with text boxes on your phone. Apple iPhones with 3D touch have a hidden track pad ...

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CNET

Nokia accidentally leaked its first premium Android phone
CNET
Actions speak louder than words. Especially when that action is Nokia briefly "announcing" the rumored Nokia 8 on one of its official websites, before quickly taking it down again. Luckily, fans noticed Nokia jumping the gun and immortalized the moment ...

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Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
On Tuesday, he was surprised to receive an unexpected phone call from Pope Francis. The pope offered words of encouragement, 33-year-old Acuña told the Argentine Morfi Television program. On March 22, the father of five children had been collecting ...



NEWS.com.au

Sydney man hangs up on Lotteries official ringing to tell him he won nearly $17 million
NEWS.com.au
A SYDNEY man hung up on a Lotteries official calling to tell him he'd won nearly $17 million. The newly-minted millionaire from Manly was initially so stunned by the life-changing call that he slammed the phone down. After managing to regain his ...

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PCWorld

Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call
PCWorld
It wasn't enough that Microsoft's More Personal Computing segment reported a revenue decline of 2 percent to $8.8 billion: chief financial officer Amy Hood also noted that phones caused a four-percent decline—in other words, Microsoft blamed phones ...

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Deccan Chronicle

Reliance Jio offers smart apps on its feature phone, here's how
Deccan Chronicle
Reliance Jio has officially taken the wraps off its feature phone dubbed, 'JioPhone,' at a starting price of Rs 1,500. As reported by Gadgets 360, the feature is expected to come along with the support of several smart apps. In other words, users will ...
Free voice not enough, Ambani wants free phone to Jio democratic digital cultureMoneycontrol.com
With Reliance Jio Phone, Mukesh Ambani is doing for India's poor what Steve Jobs did for America's richFirstpost
Reliance Jio Phone to cost zero, but there is a catch: When Mukesh Ambani stunned all at RIL AGMFinancial Express

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Diginomica

Technology for social good – what3words and International relief efforts
Diginomica
The app, which is only 12Mb in size, works by using the phone's GPS service to locate where someone is based, before converting the coordinates into three easy-to-remember words. Because GPS coverage is more or less universal, the app can operate ...



Mazuma Mobile (blog)

Are the latest simple mobile phones any good?
Mazuma Mobile (blog)
In other words, anyone looking for a simple mobile phone that genuinely meets their needs should certainly shop around and research what's on offer before committing to a purchase, even if the phone you've got your eye on only costs around a fiver!

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