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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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You probably shouldn't buy a 5G phone this year  Popular Science

You've likely been hearing plenty of news about 5G—the next-generation cell network that promises super fast connection speeds. After all, Verizon has touted ...

An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.

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 ...

iFixit: The Samsung Galaxy Fold is 'Alarmingly Fragile'  ExtremeTech

iFixit took the Galaxy Fold apart and the news isn't good. Unless Samsung strengthens and protects the design, you're going ...

Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data  EFF

There's heartening news for our location privacy out of Massachusetts this week. The Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court, ruled that police access ...

Macquarie Group launches telco Nu Mobile to sell used phones to Aussies  Business Insider Australia

A new competitor has entered the fight for your mobile phone contract. Macquarie Group is launching a telco called Nu Mobile, which will offer plans that come ...

How technology is transforming the way we pay - Lifestyle from Xposé - Virgin Media Television  virginmediatelevision.ie

From fingerprints to voice recognition, the way we move our money around is transforming.

Your Phone app for Windows 10 Insiders now syncs notifications with your PC  Windows Central

The Your Phone app for Windows 10 is getting even more useful for Insiders today, thanks to the rollout of notification syncing.

How to play Snapchat's Snap Games on your phone: Your questions answered  CNET

Snapchat has begun rolling out its own set of games called Snap Games. Similar to Pokemon Go, you can team up with your friends and play together. Like with ...

New Tech Turns Bank Call Centers Into Marketing Data Goldmines  The Financial Brand

When consumers phone their bank or credit union, those calls can yield the kind of valuable data marketers expect from other digital channels.

Call me old fashioned, but I'll never take a mobile phone on my adventures  Telegraph.co.uk

If you are a regular reader of this column – and I don't in any way blame you – you'll know that here I try to take a light-hearted view of things. Not this time!

Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden knew Anita Hill was going to be an issue for him. So a few weeks ago, as he prepared for his presidential announcement, he ...

Galaxy Fold: Life with the screen crease, notch and air gap  CNET

There wouldn't be a Galaxy Fold without the screen. Unlike other phones, where screens are an afterthought to camera quality and battery life, Samsung ...

How To Write More Words Effectively In Less Time  Forbes

The average person types between 35 and 40 words per minute, but that same person can likely speak at 100 to 130 words per minute. Writing is clearly not as ...

PSA: your phone is not waterproof and won't be water resistant forever  Phone Arena

Most modern phones are highly resistant to dust and water damage, but that resistance is not forever. Here is why water protection may eventually fail and what ...

Online bullying can cause post-traumatic stress-like symptoms  ScienceNordic

When you're a kid who gets bullied, Sunday is the worst. That's when children who are subject to serious online bullying have to figure out how to convince their ...

NYPD Harassment: Five Cyclists in Their Own Words  Streetsblog Denver

The cops who confiscated bikes and harassed kids for not having bells on Saturday were not the exception, but the rule — one of police intimidation and ...

Scientists Think They've Solved the Mystery of a Giant Hole in Antarctica's Sea Ice  Gizmodo

This visualization shows Antarctic sea ice (transparent white) rimming the continent (solid white) in the austral winter of 2005. Image: NASA Scientific ...

Ramy’s Horniest Scene Reminded Me of My Temporary Marriage  The Cut

My secret was so well kept that I'd barely thought about it until the premiere of the sexually complex new Hulu comedy Ramy, a series about Muslim-American ...

Report: Jack Dorsey Told Ilhan Omar In Phone Call That Trump’s 9/11 Tweet Didn’t Violate Twitter’s Rules  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Rep. Ilhan Omar reportedly spoke to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on a phone call this week in which the social media executive allegedly ...

'We've gone long enough without': festival brings languages home  The Age

With so many Indigenous languages already lost, two Melbourne linguists are racing against time.

Michael Cohen denies parts of guilty plea in private phone call  Axios

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, denied portions of his February guilty plea in a private phone call recorded without his knowledge by ...

Putt Line: New golf app reads your putt correctly every time  Pro Golf Now

Putt Line is a brand new golf app that promises something that every golfer is looking for: it reads your putts on every green for just about any course you could ...

Palghar: War of Words to Bonhomie  Deccan Herald

Nearly a year ago, during the Shiv Sena vs BJP bye-election to Palghar - Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he asked BJP workers to ...

Phone fingerprint scanner fooled by chewing gum packet  Naked Security

A video has surfaced claiming to show someone unlocking a Nokia 9 by tapping a gum packet against the fingerprint scanner.

Can I use a tablet as a replacement for my smartphone?  TechRadar

I ditched my smartphone for a few days to see if a tablet would work in its place.

Arabic support comes to Google Assistant on phones  Android Police

Google Assistant's language support was expanding quickly toward the end of 2018, but since the beginning of this year, the rate of additions slowed down... by ...

What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away  The New Yorker

Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.

“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson  The New Yorker

Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”

Analysis | Trump says he did not try to fire Mueller. Here's what Mueller's report says.  The Washington Post

“As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the ...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs reveals Kim Porter's last words to him  CNN

The music impresario talks about his love for model and actress Kim Porter and her final days. The two were no longer a couple when she died in November, but ...

Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back  WIRED

The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he's come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from ...

OnePlus News Daily Dose #59: OnePlus 7 Pro pricing, free trip to launch events, benchmark and more!  PiunikaWeb

In today's daily dose of OnePlus news, we have done some analysis on the price hike of OnePlus phones over time. We talk about some forum contests as well.

The Daily Telegraph says: Yes/no Bill’s each-way bet can’t last  Daily Telegraph

A convoy led by former Greens leader Bob Brown is presently headed to the inland Queensland site of the proposed Adani coal mine.

Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

What does Intel's official exit from the 5G phone market say about the future of the 5G network? Some developers maintain hope that cost and effectiveness can ...

A Paws for Pets  York News-Times

Back in March Kim Hart, York Adopt-A-Pet kennel manager, kept getting phone calls. A grey, or possibly white dog had been spotted in the Road 11 area near ...

news In My Own Words: Wayne Chrebet's Undrafted-to-Ring of Honor Journey Former Jets Wide  newyorkjets.com

Former Jets Wide Receiver Tells the Story of His Draft Experience, Career.

Candace Owens Fumes as Her Own Words on Hitler, Nationalism Are Played in Congress  Mother Jones

A handful of jaw-dropping, if not confusing, moments emerged from the appearance of Candace Owens before Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing ...

3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.

BOFH: It's not just an awesome app, it'll look great on my Insta. . a. a. AAAARRRRRGGH  The Register

Episode 3 Fifteen months ago... "It makes complete sense," the Director burbles. "We need the software and Philip's prepared to write it." Philip, in this case, ...

Authors pay tribute to beloved book publicist Margaret Daly  The Irish Times

Pen portraits of a wise, no-nonsense PR gem, always with a cigarette and a bag full of books.

Police: Brawl erupts at Lake Murray over missing phone  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brawl erupted at Lake Murray Sunday after police said a man was stabbed several times in an altercation that was sparked by a missing ...

Robocalls more than an annoyance, with a third considered high-risk  WBAL TV Baltimore

A recent survey found one third of all calls are now considered to be high-risk -- a scam, a fraud, or just a nuisance. Some of the robocalls you get are allowed by ...

Tips for Minnesota drivers on new 'hands-free' cellphone law  Star Tribune

Four words no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” But that's what the Minnesota Legislature has decreed for drivers who use cellphones. “Hands-free” rules go ...

Why Stanley Kubrick was a design genius  CNN

Stanley Kubrick's work, and his obession for details and design, are celebrated in an exhibition at London's Design Museum.

Doctor describes 'ecstatic' moment coma patient woke up after 27 years  NBC News

MAINZ, Germany — A doctor who treated a woman who woke up 27 years after a car crash left her in a coma has spoken of the "ecstatic" moment she began to ...

9 Local Podcasts To See You Through The Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon  WPLN

We contend that the only thing better than a runner's high is the feeling of listening to a great podcast. When a compelling story sparks your curiosity.

From a dream to deportation, a West Michigan family prepares for what's next  Michigan Radio

Two years ago, we shared with you the story of a young immigrant in Grand Rapids . Brandon Reyes is part of a generation of immigrants known as dreamers,

Can somebody please explain 'go-cup' to Jenna Bush Hager?  NOLA.com

'Today' show co-host can't wrap her head around the New Orleans term.

The Quantum Supremacy | Article  Asia Times

Part five of Spengler's spy thriller which pits China's Ministry of State Security against the CIA in a deadly battle of wits. BySpengler (David P. Goldman).

From the rollerball to the quill, the pen will always be mightier than the keyboard  The Guardian

It is one of my greatest concerns that, with the ubiquity of tech, I now have the handwriting ability of Edward Scissorhands. I found myself composing a note to my ...

My four years with Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, what I learned and the book that followed  Chicago Tribune

Howard Reich 's new book "The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel" reflects on the four years he worked with Nobel Peace Prize ...

From Shafted to Club X: the TV shows so shocking they were taken off air  The Guardian

Offensive hand gestures, incestuous hillbillies, Hitler – there are plenty of reasons for pulling a show from broadcast. Here are some that suffered a premature ...

Google Pixel 3a leaks once again, complete with launch date tease  Android Authority

An apparent Google Pixel 3a render has surfaced online courtesy of serial tipster Evan Blass, and it seems to corroborate other images.

Saying “No” and Taking inventory of time and commitment  Florida Keys Weekly

By Kirby Trahan. One of my best girlfriends, Lindsey, blew me off for a year before we became friends. We'd make plans time after time, and time after time she ...

Membertou man says school officials not helping his daughter so he’s spreading the word by billboards  TheChronicleHerald.ca

A Membertou man says the education system is protecting an abuser over his daughter. “It's about a teacher's assistant who said mean things to a little girl,” said ...

William meets medics who helped save lives after Christchurch terrorist attack  ITV News

The Duke of Cambridge has begun the second day of his visit to New Zealand by meeting the hospital medics who helped save lives in the aftermath of the ...

An ex-Google employee wants to fix Silicon Valley’s addictive tech problem  Vox.com

Tristan Harris has a big plan for dismantling the addictive qualities of your favorite apps, but the story sounds familiar.

Why You Should Plan A Low-Screen Summer For Your Kids  The Federalist

Sixty percent of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens (yet keep supplying the screens). Here's why you should change that this summer.

Depths of despair | Outdoors  Lewiston Morning Tribune

CANMORE, Alberta — The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche field in the Canadian ...

What Startups Can Learn From Improv Comedy  The Wall Street Journal

The things that make improvisational comedy work are often the same things that make a new company successful.

Still using your cellphone while driving in Arizona? You can get pulled over right now  AZCentral

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed a statewide ban on handheld cellphone use while driving. But while the law took effect immediately, penalties ...

Comic Brian Regan, A Favorite Among Families And Other Comedians Alike  NPR

He's a favorite of other comics — a physical, observational and airtight performer who works "clean." All that helps explain why families make up a good portion ...

The Mueller Web of “Ongoing Matters”  Truthout

In glossing over the long-awaited Mueller report, one may be struck by how Trump appears to have escaped through the holes in Mueller's investigative web.

Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.

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.

Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia said they confessed. But court filings show some executed men protested their innocence  CNN

Leaked documents obtained by CNN reveal that some of the men who were recently executed in Saudia Arabia claimed that their confessions were false and ...

Conversational AI – The Perfect (Cirrus) Response  UC Today

UC Today reports on the latest technology news from around the globe. Read similar Contact Centre news to 'Conversational AI – The Perfect (Cirrus) ...

'Avengers' fan from Alabama has a superpower that might amaze you  AL.com

Andrew Parker, a Pelham resident, memorizes entire scripts from the Marvel movie franchise and recites them for YouTube videos.

Convicted Bridgegate figure says Christie managed to 'escape justice'  POLITICO

NEWARK — A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison for her role in the George Washington ...

Seniors: Smarter living for older adults  Red Deer Advocate

One of the major life transitions characteristic of aging is leaving one's home to move into a retirement residence.

UPDATES: Farah Slams Haile G Over Hotel Incident, Haile G Then Slams Farah  FloTrack

2 distance running greats-- Mo Farah & Haile Gebrselassie-- are feuding after Farah claimed money and assets were stolen from him at the Ethiopian's hotel.

Smart 'Recording' Speakers: Who Needs the Snooping Spy!  Moneylife

In old movies, especially spy movies, we would often see a person trying to place a mike for recording conversations in a hidden place.

Feature: Military junta 'even worse' for democracy-hungry Sudan  Radio Dabanga

L1, L2, and sometimes even the green light on Line 3 flashes. Radio Dabanga, the only independent radio station in Sudan, has been receiving phone calls all ...

Ashley reveals her abuse and loses everyone she loves  Indianapolis Star

Ashley names her abuser. Family members plead his case. And the mother who fought to adopt her, .

Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...

The 2 Best Times I’ve Fainted As A Grown Man  BuzzFeed News

I picture myself as a detached intellect, cool under pressures both real and imagined. My history of infrequent but unavoidable fainting proves that definitively ...

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...

Death on the highway  CBC.ca

Fabiola Philippe died after her boyfriend dropped her at the side of Highway 417 in the middle of the night. Her remains were found 12 hours later. Her family is ...

Forty Seven Inc. Expands Collaboration with Genentech to Include Third Clinical Trial in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Mother: Man charged in Sunnyvale crash that injured 8 has PTSD from Army service  Sacramento Bee

Isaiah Joel Peoples faces attempted murder charges in the Sunnyvale crash Tuesday that injured 8. Police Thursday said he was on his way to meet his Bible ...

The Night John Belushi Died: Exclusive Book Excerpt Reveals New Details  Hollywood Reporter

In 'The Castle on Sunset,' Hollywood historian Shawn Levy retraces the comedian's final days inside the Chateau Marmont.

Duncan: Leslie hits the right notes at opening press conference  Times Record News

Justin Leslie won the press conference Thursday morning inside a packed room at D.L. Coliseum. With the Midwestern State men's basketball team standing in ...

Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.

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.

Jeff Jacobs: Community rallies behind McMahon lacrosse coach Guarente after accident  Gametime CT

Ryan Scott was on the job at Lax.com in Norwalk on Monday afternoon when he got word that Ty Guarente had been in a bad accident. He headed straight for ...

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 ...

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

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?

Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.

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.

How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...

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 ...

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.

Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

It's hard to imagine how one chicken ovum and one 17-year-old could bring the world so much joy. Egg Boy made that happen.

Navy SEALs Tried for Months to Report Superior for War Crimes  Truthout

Navy SEALs who witnessed their platoon chief commit war crimes in Iraq were encouraged not to speak out, and told they could lose their jobs for reporting him ...

Inside the deranged bureaucratic belly of the Home Affairs beast  BizNews

Walk with investigative writer Jeremy Gordin here as he tries to help a young Spanish colleague secure a visitor's visa from Home Affairs.

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.

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.

"I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all."  Mamamia

Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.