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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Fold with its foldable 7.3-inch screen is impressive but it is not the iPhone of 2007  India Today

Last night while you were sleeping on the night of February 20, Samsung launched one of the most ambitious phones in history. Called the Galaxy Fold, this ...


5G? 5 Bars? What the Signal Icons on Your Phone Actually Mean  WIRED

Here's what it means when your phone says it's using 4G, LTE, or even 5GE technology, or why you can't make a call when you have five bars.


Hitting the right note in music streaming  Sydney Morning Herald

A proud late adopter finally enters the world of music streaming – and finds it surprisingly in tune with his groove.


How to be active on social media while protecting your privacy online  ABC Life

As I discovered when my mobile phone number was published on the Facebook page of a far-right activist, the personal information the internet holds can be ...


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.


Texas woman confronts couple during baby photo shoot  KXXV News Channel 25

Baby's first tooth, first word, and first photo shoot are supposed to be happy moments to remember forever.


Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy  Old Gold & Black

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my crippling addiction to Twitter. I explained how it ruled my life and warped my perception of reality. I'm really glad that ...


Socialite confronts couple in viral video during 1-year-old baby photo shoot  NBC4i.com

Baby's first tooth, first word, and first photo shoot are supposed to be happy moments to remember forever.


The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story  Motherboard

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'


LG says it's 'too early' for foldable phones  Mashable

LG confirmed it has no plans to launch a smartphone with a folding display anytime soon, even as companies like Samsung openly plot their own launches.


Screened out: What happens when a parent is distracted by technology?  Irish Examiner

It's easy to miss out on what your baby is doing because you're distracted by your phone. Striking the right balance between screen time and time with your child ...


Our language needs to evolve alongside AI. Here's how  World Economic Forum

Language changes with the times, so here are some suggestions to help the average person understand the age of data and AI.


Tyler Perry On Jussie Smollett Staging An Attack: 'I'm Lost For Words'  HuffPost

Tyler Perry is having a hard time coming to terms with the news that fellow actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after allegedly staging a racist and ...


Apple's stubborn refusal to make a cheap iPhone resulted in its biggest sales decline in 3 years  Business Insider

Apple saw its biggest iPhone sales decline in almost three years over the holiday quarter, according to new Gartner data. That ties in with an overall pattern of ...


These are the foldable phones that will define MWC 2019  Wired.co.uk

Foldable phones are almost here but be very wary of all the renders that are flying around the web right now. Spoiler alert: they're not real. We're starting to see ...


First lesson of play-based learning: include parents  Sydney Morning Herald

It's time the government provided ongoing and regular support for all parents of children from birth to three years.


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"  FOX 46 Charlotte

A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when ...


Spoken Armor: Getting to know THPD's negotiating team Part 2  WTHITV.com

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.


The 10 Best Rick and Morty Quotes That’ll Leave You Laughing  Screen Rant

Rick and Morty has a penchant for creating some great quotes. They can make you laugh, but they might also make you think.


Here’s the Fastest Android Phone On the Planet (for Now)  Tom's Guide

The new Xiaomi Mi 9 obliterates every Android phone out there in Chinese benchmark.


Un-Belize-able Vacation Getaway Giveaway  KTLA Los Angeles

KTLA's "Live From The Oscars" and The Family Coppola want to send you in a vacation to paradise. Imagine yourself and a friend on a 7-night excursion to ...


Essay: Down memory lane with the Monkees  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It was 1969 and two local girls in a convertible were hauling a giant stuffed bear and a Kodak camera around Rochester hoping to meet the Monkees.


Organizing a nonprofit fish fry event for Lent? Send us your 2019 listings  cleveland.com

It's not too late to submit your nonprofit fish fry event for inclusion in our annual Northeast Ohio Fish Fry Guide.


Realme 3 India launch teased, company says something big is coming soon  India Today

Realme has started teasing the launch of its first smartphone for 2019. Based on the teaser, the company is expected to announce the Realme 3 in India soon.


This might be our first look at the OnePlus 7  BGR

While we do expect OnePlus to release the OnePlus 7 in the first half of the year and the OnePlus 7T in the second part of 2019, the company is expected to do ...


All of the reasons why the internet is bad—a breakup letter  Quartz

Receive a free CD-ROM in the mail. Install drivers. Run installer. Launch three-lettered desktop program that will etch deeper into your memory than your own ...


7 ways to manage toddler tantrums, according to an expert  Irish Examiner

Toddler tantrums are frustrating and exhausting for both parents and children. Use these tips from a tantrum expert to help manage the meltdowns. Dealing with ...


Black H.S. hoops star taunted with N-word, monkey noises at game, family says  NJ.com

The mother of a black high school basketball player from Lenape Valley High said her son was targeted with a barrage of racial slurs, including the N-word and ...


Family of Lenape basketball player accuses Wallkill fans of yelling racial slurs  New Jersey Herald

HARDYSTON -- The family of a Lenape Valley basketball player is considering taking legal action against Wallkill Valley Regional High School after they say ...


OpenAI let us try its state-of-the-art NLP text generator  VentureBeat

OpenAI's new family of language models achieves state-of-the-art performance on a number of NLP tasks -- and sometimes generates convincing original text.


'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


EXCLUSIVE: Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its Finalists  NPR

Five books remain in the running: Tommy Orange's There There; Tayari Jones' An American Marriage; David Chariandy's Brother; Jennifer Clement's Gun Love; ...


Man sentenced to prison after attempting to light woman on fire  Livingston Daily

A Livingston County man who poured gasoline around a woman while she was in bed and attempted to light her on fire was sentenced to at least 7½ years in ...


We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now.  The Bulwark

The home for the best of American conservative opinion. Curated commentary and analysis on news, politics, public policy, and culture.


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 ...


Last Word on road worries, Feb. 16  Virginia Gazette

Would the Virginia Department of Transportation please post speed limit signs on Greenspring Plantation Drive between Monticello and Route 5? I have seen ...


Siegeware: When criminals take over your smart building  We Live Security

Siegeware is what you get when cybercriminals mix the concept of ransomware with building automation systems and then abuse equipment control software.


Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of 'word jazz' who had a voice that 'could give you the chills,' dies at 98  Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home ...


Zimbabweans abroad face difficulties with accent  Bulawayo24 News

Speakers with foreign accents can face discrimination even in a country with a diverse population and a long immigrant history. But much remains to be done.


Signs that you are taking your partner for granted  The Standard

If you go against your word and it's not a big deal to you, you take your partner for granted. If you really cared to know what your partner wanted to say you would ...


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?


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


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 ...


10 tech tips for Google, Instagram and Facebook to get your digital life in order  USA TODAY

From Google to Instagram and YouTube, we dive into 10 great tech tips you'll want to start using now.


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.


Roger Stone Can No Longer Talk About His Case — Or Robert Mueller — After Posting A Photo Of The Judge With Crosshairs  BuzzFeed News

WASHINGTON – A federal judge has barred Roger Stone from speaking publicly about his case or special counsel Robert Mueller after he posted a photo of the ...


Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle  CNN

Prosecutors in Florida have filed hate crime charges against a white man who was captured on a cell phone video holding a handgun and yelling racial epithets ...


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.


HQ Trivia launches HQ Words as reinstalled CEO seeks a game-changer  TechCrunch

HQ's expansion beyond trivia is emerging from beta, but the question is whether it's different and accessible enough to revive the startup's growth. HQ Words ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.


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.


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 ...


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


Indiana football star who died in crash had just signed with Thomas More  WLWT Cincinnati

Investigators said Brett Fox's truck hit a patch of ice on the way to school.


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT New Mexico

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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 ...


Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...


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 ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


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 ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


I KonMari'd My Life Instead Of My House  Romper

When my 73-year-old dad mentioned he'd purged a mountain of clothes that no longer "sparked joy" after watching Marie Kondo's show on Netflix, that a ...


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


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.


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


As 5G Launches, Consumers Couldn't Care Less. Here's Why They Should  Forbes

If you're like most cell phone users, you probably aren't paying attention to the slow rollout of 5G this year. But don't worry, because your fellow wireless ...


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


Eight Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max  Forbes

The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrive in stores this Friday, September 21. You can read my review of it on Forbes later – choose 'Follow on Forbes', ...


'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, ...


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

Author Tilly Bagshawe has travel tips for even the most nervous flyer.


TPG confirms merger discussions with Vodafone  ARNnet

TPG Telecom has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) regarding a potential "merger of equals".


Banking Royal Commission: Freedom Insurance signed up 26yo with Down syndrome  The Advertiser

THE banking royal commission has heard its most shocking case yet.


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


Jeffrey Brooks: Cold case murder of Jeffrey Brooks on Sunday Night  NEWS.com.au

SIX foot three, solid build, gentle nature and an easy laugh.


 
 
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