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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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Stuff.co.nz

I'm A Celebrity Australia: Paul Burrell tearily recalls Princess Diana's last words
The Sydney Morning Herald
But he said meeting the love of his life, his new husband Graham Cooper, had helped him survive. "I found the love of my life and I felt … she gave me the happy ending that she could never have. Sorry, I'm sorry," said Burrell, crying openly in the ...
Former butler tearily recalls Princess Diana's last words to himStuff.co.nz

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WIRED

The Newest Emoji Say as Much About Us as Actual Words
WIRED
Florie Hutchinson's crusade against emoji fashion started last year, on the heels of the presidential election and the 2017 Women's March. She'd been thinking about feminism, her three young daughters, the kind of world she hopes they grow up in. Then ...



Android Central

The US government's beef with Huawei isn't really about phones
Android Central
Huawei clearly responded to this latest accusation saying their phones and networking equipment is sold worldwide and "poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor" and there is no reason to doubt its word when it comes to its phones. In ...
Huawei vs. the US government: Why words may not be enoughDigital Trends

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Refinery29

How To Have The Best Phone Sex Of Your Life On Valentine's Day
Refinery29
Phone sex also has the benefit of allowing you to escape your life, says Kathleen K., author of Sweet Talkers: Words from the Mouth of a Pay to Say Girl. "You' aren't engaging in this," she says. "Not the 'you' with neighbors and bills and a job. You ...



NEWS.com.au

Father executed for killing daughters while mother listened
NEWS.com.au
Faith's last words were: 'No, daddy, please don't, don't do it!' Picture: Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AP Oldest man on Missouri's death row is executedSource:AP. A FORMER accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while ...
Texas Man Executed For 2001 Murders of Daughters as Their Anguished Mom Listened Over PhonePEOPLE.com
Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened - AP NewsAP News
John Battaglia taunts ex-wife before being executed for killing their girls while she listened in horrorDallas News
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Irish Times

Disturbing Words: a short story by Evelyn Conlon
Irish Times
In the passing around of the word it got mixed up which of them had gone first but it didn't really matter. Not to outsiders anyway. It did to me. But over the few days, the more I accepted condolences, even I got confused as to which of them had died ...



Gizmodo Australia

Why Comparing Smartphone Specs Is A Waste Of Time
Gizmodo Australia
Comparing the same phone models year-on-year can be difficult as well, because the benefits of new silicon -- faster processing, lower power draw -- can often be cancelled out by innovations added elsewhere by smartphone makers. In other words, phones ...



The Good Men Project (blog)

Do the Words 'Co-Parenting' Send you Into a Tailspin?
The Good Men Project (blog)
You will also need to be very mentally focused because the outcome could be where you will want to scream into your pillow. You will need to even be a (dare I type the word?) “adult.” Keep reading and you will understand your new focus. As I stated, co ...



Michigan State University Extension

It is time to become familiar with 'technoference'
Michigan State University Extension
In addition, if I am still that mom of a toddler, I realize she is just beginning to learn new words. I really want to be supportive and try to teach her new words every day. I recognize that I am her first and best teacher. Kathy Hirsh Pasek (2018 ...



The Verge

Amazon owns my Echo, I'm just feeding it
The Verge
... saying 'give me a horse fact.'” I swore at Alexa and it said something smarmy about cuss words. I said, “Alexa, shut up,” and it finally did. The first day I set Alexa as an alarm clock, I woke to the Echo Dot spewing something about Amazon ...

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