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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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4 Ways Your Non-Verbal Communication is Telling a Different Story Than Your Words  Inc.

The ability to decipher the language of non-verbal communication is truly a gift. But most people aren't as conscious as they should be about how they hold their ...


The life-changing phone call that made me quit my job  The Sydney Morning Herald

On June 18 this year, my life changed. We all have moments like that in our lives. Most of them are only recognisable in retrospect, but, this time, I knew ...


Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, ...


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?


Huawei just unveiled its first phone with a design like the Galaxy S10  BGR

Samsung a few days ago launched the Galaxy A8s, its first phone to feature the Infinity-O screen design that's coming to the Galaxy S10 next year. Infinity-O is a ...


Micromax set to launch notched phone, with price under Rs 15,000 it may compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

Micromax's upcoming notched phone is likely to support a dual-camera setup with an LED flash at the back.


5 Great Apps For That Holiday Road Trip  Forbes

Hitting the road for the holidays? Download these apps first, to make your road trip a little more peaceful.


Ditch Your Phone for a Year and Win $100k From Vitaminwater  Digital Trends

We've all seen the social media posts that ask whether you could live without your smartphone in exchange for a set amount of money. Well, if you've ever ...


Memphis basketball: Penny Hardaway rips UT Vols coach Rick Barnes  The Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS — Penny Hardaway had strong words for Tennessee coach Rick Barnes Tuesday after his team's loss to the Vols last week. The coaches have given ...


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


Angry, desperate phone call from Sroubek to estranged wife released  New Zealand Herald

The estranged wife of Karel Sroubek has released audio of an angry phone call between them in which Sroubek appears to become desperate and talks about ...


Emily Blunt reveals a teacher ruthlessly told her to 'spit out' her words during her childhood  Daily Mail

The 35-year-old admitted the road to overcoming her speech impediment hasn't been a smooth one, as she revealed a teacher once told her to 'spit out' her ...


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


'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, ...


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

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 ...


County councils receive 2 to 3 phone calls/day on slurry spreading  Agriland

"Every single year we know the exact day people start spreading slurry." Those were the words of Brendan Cooney of Wexford County Council.


Uncovering What Your Phone Knows  The New York Times

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how reporters discovered some of the information mobile apps collect.


Samsung Galaxy A8s launched: Key specs, features, price and everything else you should know  India Today

Samsung has finally launched its long-time rumoured Galaxy A8s in China today. The smartphone company had announced the coming of the Galaxy A8s -- the ...


Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India  India Today

Redmi 6A has a received a priced cut of Rs 1000 for both 16GB and 32GB storage variants.


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 ...


A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times

Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


How the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition came to be - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Undoubtedly, the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is a head-turner. Not only does it find a cool way to deliver the all screen front, but you get a pretty...


New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ Poems  Vulture

When Claudia Cortese took to Twitter to accuse another writer of stealing her work, she didn't mince words. In a thread published December 7, Cortese called ...


Why voice assistants don’t understand people who stutter  Curbed

Home technology leaves people who stutter behind.


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

I have a confession to make. On a recent episode of Workflow, I went on camera to recommend the Halide camera app. Everything went perfectly until the video ...


Sunday Puzzle: Silence Is Golden  KUNC

On-air challenge: This Sunday's New York Times has a special 14-page section called "Puzzle Mania," which I edited, containing puzzles of.


Shutdown fears, and a wait-and-see game  CNN

A partial government shutdown is four days away, and there is no plan to stop it.


Pete Davidson Sends a Cry for Help  E! Online

The rapper made his comments after sparking backlash by defending Kanye West amid his Twitter drama with Ariana Grande.


Singh when you're winning: Prabhsimran and Anmolpreet hit IPL jackpot - ESPNcricinfo  ESPNcricinfo.com

The two cousins, who play for Punjab in the domestic circuit, landed contracts worth INR 4.8 crores and INR 80 lakhs each with Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai ...


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers the best-in-class hardware for an extremely attractive price. But when compared to the likes of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi ...


The Mueller conspiracy graveyard inters another corpse  Washington Post

Over the past year, more than a half-dozen conspiracy theories centered on Mueller have come and gone.


Kardell Thomas wants to bring LSU championships, and he really wants to beat Bama  NOLA.com

The 5-star offensive guard is a crucial player, but he's also the charismatic centerpiece of a huge LSU signing class.


Eric Bischoff Details WWE Backstage Physical Altercation With Ric Flair In 2002  Wrestling Inc.

Eric Bischoff has been speaking about his relationship with Ric Flair a lot lately. On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff was asked about a ...


Lee Leonard, TV Sports Show Host Who Ushered in ESPN, Dies at 89  The New York Times

Lee Leonard, an urbane host of sports and entertainment programs who introduced ESPN to a small audience on the day of its debut in 1979, died on Sunday at ...


Local News, In their own words  Coeur d'Alene Press

As part of the annual Press Christmas for All campaign, we share with readers the stories of some of the people applying for help. Sometimes their own, short ...


A grieving mother shares her Christmas message: 'Reach out and make that call'  Chicago Tribune

No one can give me for Christmas what I really want – my son given back to me, wrapped up in a bow and placed under my tree."


Dan Crenshaw says he spoke with Pete Davidson after distressing post  Today Show

Texas Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw says he reached out to Pete Davidson over the weekend after the comedian shared a distressing post on Instagram.


Snapshots: The firing of Dave Hakstol is only the beginning in Philly  Ottawa Citizen

First, it was general manager Ron Hextall shown the door last month and then Monday his replacement, Chuck Fletcher, sent coach Dave Hakstol packing.


Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm  SlashGear

Apple may have found a way to keep its older iPhones in the Chinese market but it's not going to fly if Qualcomm is to be asked. Following a preliminary court.


Learn French, Italian, and more with these $118 Rosetta Stone bonus packs  Android Central

It's never a bad thing to know more than one language, and these deals only come around *une fois dans une lune bleue*.


Cousin Eddy graces TDOT signs  WVLT.TV

Tennesseans and drivers from other states snapped photos of a TDOT sign that read, 'Cousin Eddy says Twitter's full, put down the phone'


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Regina King On ‘Beale Street’ And Taking Awards Season With A ‘Grain of Sand’ (Exclusive)  ETCanada.com

"I got you early, huh?" Regina King says. She's calling from New York on a recent weekend and the time difference makes it so that it's exceptionally early in L.A. ...


Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10  Windows Central

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.


Steve Kettmann, Cruzin’: Elvin Bishop at home in Santa Cruz  Santa Cruz Sentinel

One thing I love about listening to Elvin Bishop play the guitar is all the influences you hear. Elvin has a style all his own, but jamming with his Big Fun Trio, the ...


An Expert’s Guide to Making Stress Work in Your Favor—Really  Vogue.com

Long having had a bad rep, stress is being reconsidered by experts as something that can actually be good for you and your health.


Alleged terrorist says Russian TV channel influenced attack on Buckingham Palace  NBCNews.com

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury said in court he was looking at news from the Russian channel RT the day he decided to "confront" police outside Buckingham ...


‘A desire to protect people’  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — People who worked with Jason Quick say he chose the job because he wanted to be a role model, especially to his family.His colleagues on ...


Galt MacDermot, Composer of the Rock Musical ‘Hair,’ Dies at 89  The New York Times

Galt MacDermot, who composed the score for “Hair,” the tribal rock musical that shocked mainstream theatergoers as it celebrated the drug-crazed, free-love, ...


"I've Got 40 Pills Here, And I'm Going to Take Them..."  Dale & Co.

Before I start this article, I wish to make clear that the person who it's about has encouraged me to write it. On Friday's 'Politics Live' I took part in a very ...


LeBron James was 'adamant' with Cavaliers GM: Do not trade Kyrie Irving  For The Win

On Wednesday, LeBron James will return to play against the Cavaliers for the first time since leaving Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers this summer.


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.


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.


Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology  HBR.org Daily

It's true for both startups like Slack and mature companies like Domino's.


Sponsored Without This Woman, I Wouldn't Know My Own Strength The power that comes from  Bustle

The power that comes from women helping other women is so often the driving force that gives us the strength to go further. In this series of essays, Bustle has ...


DA Releases 2,000+ Pages In Chris Watts Murder Case, Revealing Texts With Wife  CBS Denver

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– In response to a Colorado Criminal Justice Records request, CBS4 News received more than 2,000 pages of documents from ...


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.


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

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


The Ultimate Guide to Google Assistant  Dignited

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices.


Nicaragua needs 'courageous' bishops to resolve political crisis  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

The relationship between the Catholic church in Nicaragua and the government is a complicated one, but the bishops have a leading role to play in resolving the ...


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


Chinese internment camp factory using forced labour sends sportswear to US  Stuff.co.nz

Behind locked gates, Chinese ethnic minorities are sewing sportswear that can end up in the US.


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.


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, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


South Africa's 'toxic' race relations  BBC News

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane visits South Africa's conservative rural areas nearly 25 years after white-minority rule ended, and finds that racism is still deeply ...


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

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


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.


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.


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.


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


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 ...


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

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 luxury fields—food, ...


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 ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


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 ...


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  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 ...


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

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


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 ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


There are two important purchases you should make if you buy Apple's new iPhone XS or XS Max  Business Insider Australia

Apple's all-glass iPhone designs are beautiful, but they can be very expensive to repair if you don't have AppleCare+.


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 ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


This dual-screen phone has displays on the front and back  Liliputing

There have been a handful of dual-screen smartphones over the years. The ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen phone that gives you an almost tablet-sized screen ...


Samsung’s first foldable Galaxy phone will be announced this year  BGR

Samsung was rumored to launch its first-ever foldable for a couple of years, but Samsung kept delaying the phone's arrival. Rumored initially to be called the ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


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 ...


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 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 ...


30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable in 2019  Ladders

If you're ready to make wild progress during 2019 you need to make tweaks.This isn't anything to be upset about. Life is, inherently, a learning experience.


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 ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


 
 
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