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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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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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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

Phone calls made by 'cannibal killer' Austin Harrouff show the 20 ...
NEWS.com.au
HUNDREDS of phone calls have been released between so-called 'Cannibal Killer' Austin Harrouff and his family in which he says he wants to “be a normal kid ...

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Telco boss' Hoppers Crossing 'palace' set to ring in new price record
NEWS.com.au
Telstra Phonewords chief executive Gavin Scholes and wife Trish are selling their “palace”, a Queen Anne period reproduction that also comes with grand formal dining and living rooms, decorative ceilings, four bedrooms, a rumpus room with mahogany bar, ...



Daily Mail

'I'm about to go to heaven, I will help you from there': Final words of Italian couple who phoned their parents to ...
Daily Mail
Trapped and facing death in their 23rd floor flat, Gloria Trevisan and Marco Gottardi made heart-rending final phone calls to their families in Italy. In their last moments, the devoted couple told their parents they wanted to say goodbye, with Miss ...

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CNET

Dictate email messages in Microsoft Outlook
CNET
I can dictate an email on my phone, so why can't I do likewise on my computer? It's now possible, at least for Microsoft Outlook users: Microsoft's new Dictate add-in brings voice recognition to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Powered by the same ...

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Courier Mail

Poll finds Queenslanders want police crackdown on motorists who text while driving
Courier Mail
The study, conducted for The Sunday Mail/RACQ Words Can Hurt campaign, found that half the 750 surveyed want to see enforcement of the laws increased “severely”, 19 per cent ''moderately'' and 17 per cent “slightly''. Even among drivers who admit ...



Tech Advisor

How to turn off predictive text and change the keyboard settings in Android
Tech Advisor
If you back up a level from the 'Text correction' menu, you'll find the 'Gesture typing' menu. In that, you can disable the ability to type words by swiping across the keyboard, turn off the gesture trail and turn off automatically adding spaces ...



The New Daily

Suspected Manchester bomber's final words before the fatal attack
The New Daily
A relative of Abedi's, who wished to remain anonymous, said that in his final phone call, he pleaded “Forgive me”, AP reported. The development came as a 10th suspect was arrested on Friday (AEST). The source said he was particularly grief-stricken by ...



Mirror.co.uk

Last posts: People contacted loved ones any way they could as flames rose around them - then their lines fell silent
Mirror.co.uk
But then he handed me the phone and said, 'Tell her you love her'. “I knew then to fear the worst. The phone went dead and I could not talk to her.” Word about the fire has spread rapidly on social media and people are desperately trying to contact ...
Death Toll In London Rampage Rises To 8 After Body Pulled From RiverNPR
Protesters march as anger mounts over Grenfell Tower response – as it happenedThe Guardian

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Windows Central

Word jumble meets crosswords with Equal Words for Windows 10
Windows Central
Equal Words offers the challenge of a crosswords puzzle with a unique style of gameplay. It's a fun Windows Phone game to spend a little downtime, and you may learn a few new words along the way. Equal Words offers a challenging and fun word game in a ...



Business Insider

Tech companies keep using the word 'exclusive' in a misleading way
Business Insider
Last week, buzzy startup Essential announced that its debut phone would be exclusive to Sprint when it launches in the US later this summer. Except, it's not actually "exclusive" to Sprint. You can buy the phone unlocked through Essential's website ...

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