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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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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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NEWS.com.au

Tinder: 5 words that ruined woman's match with 'The One'
NEWS.com.au
The Melbourne woman thought she had found her perfect match on the dating site and the pair exchanged messages for a while before meeting up “in real life”.
The five word text that ruined an Aussie woman's 'perfect date ...Newshub

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Mamamia

“I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all.”
Mamamia
And although his body, his presence, his touch was unavailable, he was more than available on my phone. My Whatsapp chimed from when I woke up at 7.45am and continued until I drifted to sleep near midnight. He wasn't fitting the template. But it was ...



Lifehacker Australia

Stop Misusing Autocorrect
Lifehacker Australia
For instance, he says, your phone might think you typed of, but realise several words later that you meant to type if. (It knows you didn't mean “Of you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain...”) The more advanced autocorrect gets, the more ...



ClickZ

Over-automating the customer experience could leave you customerless
ClickZ
The best kind of customer experience provides easy access to a range of options for both self-service and human interactions through a variety of channels, whether it's on the phone, online, in-store or a combination of the above. A recent McKinsey ...



Insurer 'misconduct' in Down syndrome case
NEWS.com.au
He eventually had to get his son on the phone to say he wished to terminate the policy, with a recording clearly showing him struggling to articulate the words, let alone understand them. Royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC said the call was ...

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CNBC

I made the switch from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 — this is what I love and what I'll miss
CNBC
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was being praised by CNBC's tech product editor Todd Haselton and by sites from CNet to Tech Radar for its more exciting features, like the improved S Pen (to write on the phone's screen), which now has remote control capabilities ...

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Daily Mail

'Mom, it hurts': Daughter's heartbreaking final words to her mother after she crashed her car while texting
Daily Mail
Danielle Delgado Garcia, 22, was using her phone when her car rear-ended a semi-truck on May 26 in Larned, Kansas; Her mother Jacque Tierce got to the hospital just as the ambulance arrived; The 22-year-old said: 'It hurts so bad Mom. My stomach hurt ...
'It hurts so bad': 22-year-old's heartbreaking last words after she crashes into car while texting and drivingMeaww

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CNET

Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start
CNET
From the over-the-top Samsung Galaxy Note 4 presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York to David Blaine performing at the launch of the dual-screen Kyocera Echo (the magician's tricks were far more memorable than the phone), the moments are ...

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Fast Company

Amazon's boatload of new Echo devices move further beyond the phone
Fast Company
The real draw of the device is the array of microphones inside that can hear through all the road noise, music, and back seat chatter to hear the user's voice commands, allowing users to call up directions, find places, make phone calls, and hear ...

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Phone Arena

Latest Harris Poll measures US consumers reaction to the new Apple iPhone models
Phone Arena
... means 48% of Americans polled had kind words for the new iPhone handsets while 25% had negative things to say. The largest group was the 28% who said that the unveiling went "as expected." That might not reflect on consumers' opinions of the phones ...

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