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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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You probably shouldn't buy a 5G phone this year  Popular Science

You've likely been hearing plenty of news about 5G—the next-generation cell network that promises super fast connection speeds. After all, Verizon has touted ...


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...


iFixit: The Samsung Galaxy Fold is 'Alarmingly Fragile'  ExtremeTech

iFixit took the Galaxy Fold apart and the news isn't good. Unless Samsung strengthens and protects the design, you're going ...


Here Are Some Renders Of What The iPhone 11 Might Look Like  Gizmodo Australia

It's about that time of the year again, folks. The new iPhone leaks are coming. As you probably already guessed, the iPhone 11 - assuming that's even what its ...


Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data  EFF

There's heartening news for our location privacy out of Massachusetts this week. The Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court, ruled that police access ...


Your Phone app for Windows 10 Insiders now syncs notifications with your PC  Windows Central

The Your Phone app for Windows 10 is getting even more useful for Insiders today, thanks to the rollout of notification syncing.


How to play Snapchat's Snap Games on your phone: Your questions answered  CNET

Snapchat has begun rolling out its own set of games called Snap Games. Similar to Pokemon Go, you can team up with your friends and play together. Like with ...


Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden knew Anita Hill was going to be an issue for him. So a few weeks ago, as he prepared for his presidential announcement, he ...


How To Write More Words Effectively In Less Time  Forbes

The average person types between 35 and 40 words per minute, but that same person can likely speak at 100 to 130 words per minute. Writing is clearly not as ...


'We've gone long enough without': festival brings languages home  Sydney Morning Herald

With so many Indigenous languages already lost, two Melbourne linguists are racing against time.


New Tech Turns Bank Call Centers Into Marketing Data Goldmines  The Financial Brand

When consumers phone their bank or credit union, those calls can yield the kind of valuable data marketers expect from other digital channels.


NYPD Harassment: Five Cyclists in Their Own Words  Streetsblog Denver

The cops who confiscated bikes and harassed kids for not having bells on Saturday were not the exception, but the rule — one of police intimidation and ...


Ramy’s Horniest Scene Reminded Me of My Temporary Marriage  The Cut

My secret was so well kept that I'd barely thought about it until the premiere of the sexually complex new Hulu comedy Ramy, a series about Muslim-American ...


The Incipio Aerolite case is a clumsy Galaxy S10 owner's best friend  Android Central

Incipio's new Aerolite case aims to bring serious drop protection to the Galaxy S10 in a slim, lightweight profile. Is it worth the steep asking price? Let's find out.


Scientists Create Speech From Brain Signals  Hackaday

One of the things that makes us human is our ability to communicate. However, a stroke or other medical impairment can take that ability away without warning.


These 8 words are your wake-up call to living a great life  Ladders

The next time you find yourself sitting there gazing at your smartphone, somehow expecting the answers are magically going to come to you, remind yourself first ...


Michael Cohen denies parts of guilty plea in private phone call  Axios

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, denied portions of his February guilty plea in a private phone call recorded without his knowledge by ...


Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front  TechCrunch

It's been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device — the Huawei P30 Pro. I've played with the P30 and P30 Pro for a few weeks and I've been ...


Phone fingerprint scanner fooled by chewing gum packet  Naked Security

A video has surfaced claiming to show someone unlocking a Nokia 9 by tapping a gum packet against the fingerprint scanner.


Arabic support comes to Google Assistant on phones  Android Police

Google Assistant's language support was expanding quickly toward the end of 2018, but since the beginning of this year, the rate of additions slowed down... by ...


Can I use a tablet as a replacement for my smartphone?  TechRadar

I ditched my smartphone for a few days to see if a tablet would work in its place.


Trump says he did not try to fire Mueller. Here’s what Mueller’s report says.  The Washington Post

“As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the ...


What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away  The New Yorker

Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.


Facebook is Killing Off its Messenger Codes Option  Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it's killing off Messenger Codes, meaning that if you're utilizing them in your marketing approach, you'll need to update your ...


“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson  The New Yorker

Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”


Delphi trail murders: New video from teen’s phone is released  The Mercury News

Police released a new sketch and additional video from Libby German's cell phone.


Sean 'Diddy' Combs reveals Kim Porter's last words to him  CNN

The music impresario talks about his love for model and actress Kim Porter and her final days. The two were no longer a couple when she died in November, but ...


4th Circuit Declares Government Debt Exemption to the TCPA Unconstitutional, But Leaves the Rest of the Statute Intact  Ad Law Access

Since its adoption, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has periodically been attacked as unconstitutional on grounds that it violates the First.


Richard Gough recalls phone call from Billy McNeill after Rangers lifted nine-in-a-row  HeraldScotland

AS an esteemed player and proud captain, Richard Gough was part of a unique Old Firm group. He shared a special distinction with Billy McNeill, too.


Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back  WIRED

The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he's come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from ...


How writing changed my life and career  Ladders

Everyone can write for a day or two, but very few people write consistently for years. You need to write for a long time to see the actual benefits.


In My Own Words: Wayne Chrebet's Undrafted-to-Ring of Honor Journey  newyorkjets.com

Former Jets Wide Receiver Tells the Story of His Draft Experience, Career.


Chanel Lewis sentenced: Supporters’ outburst in court  NEWS.com.au

But they weren't rallying for a victim of crime. They were there to show their support for a convicted killer and rapist. Chanel Lewis, 22, was jailed for life without ...


Doctor describes 'ecstatic' moment coma patient woke up after 27 years  NBC News

MAINZ, Germany — A doctor who treated a woman who woke up 27 years after a car crash left her in a coma has spoken of the "ecstatic" moment she began to ...


Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

What does Intel's official exit from the 5G phone market say about the future of the 5G network? Some developers maintain hope that cost and effectiveness can ...


My four years with Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, what I learned and the book that followed  Chicago Tribune

Howard Reich 's new book "The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel" reflects on the four years he worked with Nobel Peace Prize ...


From OnePlus 6T to OnePlus One: A week with a 5-year-old phone  Android Authority

I just used a OnePlus One as my daily driver for a week, setting aside my OnePlus 6T. The week was much more trying than I expected it to be.


Learn a new language with $110 off Rosetta Stone lifetime subscriptions  Android Central

Whether for business or personal use, it never hurts to know another language.


3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.


Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone  WIRED

Most of the meetings of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous take place online, which is more sensible than it sounds. Colloquy via web-based ...


From a dream to deportation, a West Michigan family prepares for what's next  Michigan Radio

Two years ago, we shared with you the story of a young immigrant in Grand Rapids . Brandon Reyes is part of a generation of immigrants known as dreamers,


The terrorist failed: Defiant duke’s words of unity for mosque attack families  AOL UK

New Zealand has shown the world it will not be divided in the wake of the devastating Christchurch mosque shootings, the Duke of Cambridge has said.


Can somebody please explain 'go-cup' to Jenna Bush Hager?  NOLA.com

'Today' show co-host can't wrap her head around the New Orleans term.


Tips for Minnesota drivers on new 'hands-free' cellphone law  Star Tribune

Four words no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” But that's what the Minnesota Legislature has decreed for drivers who use cellphones. “Hands-free” rules go ...


Brownsburg students using virtual reality to conquer fear of public speaking  WTTV CBS4Indy

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – In reality, public speaking can be a scary task, but in virtual reality, public speaking is no problem. “When I looked at it, virtual reality is ...


Mark Drought: The minor mythologies of 2019  The Advocate

Here in the 21st century, we view most ancient cultures' mythologies as primitive, quaint or fantastic. From Thor, Gilgamesh, Zeus and Anubis to Achilles, ...


Mueller Report findings: What Donald Trump actually did in 2016  Vox.com

In the midst of the Mueller report's lengthy chronicle of Trump associates' contacts with Russia or other shady characters during the 2016 campaign, there's ...


Robocalls more than an annoyance, with a third considered high-risk  WBAL TV Baltimore

A recent survey found one third of all calls are now considered to be high-risk -- a scam, a fraud, or just a nuisance. Some of the robocalls you get are allowed by ...


How to Block Avengers: Endgame Spoilers  Gotta Be Mobile

Now that the first viewers have watched it, you need to be on the lookout for Avengers: Endgame spoilers. We'll show you how to block spoilers on Facebook, ...


Google Pixel 3a leaks once again, complete with launch date tease  Android Authority

An apparent Google Pixel 3a render has surfaced online courtesy of serial tipster Evan Blass, and it seems to corroborate other images.


Oklahoma man convicted of killing transgender woman  KTAR.com

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma judge told a man to pray for salvation before sentencing him to life in prison for killing a transgender woman in 2017.


An ex-Google employee wants to fix Silicon Valley’s addictive tech problem  Vox.com

Tristan Harris has a big plan for dismantling the addictive qualities of your favorite apps, but the story sounds familiar.


Membertou man says school officials not helping his daughter so he’s spreading the word by billboards  TheChronicleHerald.ca

A Membertou man says the education system is protecting an abuser over his daughter. “It's about a teacher's assistant who said mean things to a little girl,” said ...


Friday briefing: Pressure mounts to find source of Huawei leak  The Guardian

Cabinet ministers deny involvement … lung cancer rises in non-smokers … and the 'gorilla selfie'


0171 makes futuristic pop music about intimacy and the internet  i-D

This article originally appeared on i-D US. How does technology change the way we feel about each other? How often do we lie beside our partners in bed, both ...


What Startups Can Learn From Improv Comedy  The Wall Street Journal

The things that make improvisational comedy work are often the same things that make a new company successful.


Still using your cellphone while driving in Arizona? You can get pulled over right now  AZCentral

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed a statewide ban on handheld cellphone use while driving. But while the law took effect immediately, penalties ...


High Court confirms the way UK banned GSM gateways was illegal  The Register

UK comms regulator Ofcom can't be ordered to ignore its legal duties, the High Court has ruled, paving the way for GSM gateway operators to claim ...


Review: In 'JT Leroy,' Dern and Stewart Find The Truth Behind The Lies  NPR

Laura Dern and Kristin Stewart star in the real-life tale of a frustrated author who created a false identity that captivated the literary world.


The Hell Known As Sending A (Naughty) Text To Wrong Person  Scary Mommy

I can't be the only one who has been in a texting frenzy, thought I made a really valid point, and checked a few moments later to see I have sent my genius text to ...


Some Amazon Sellers Are Paying $10,000 A Month To Trick Their Way To The Top  BuzzFeed News

An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed ...


Before I had kids, I vowed never to use baby talk. Here’s why I was wrong.  The Washington Post

Before our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed on this one most-important parenting rule: There would be no ridiculous baby talk at our house.


Letter to the Editor from protester Alexis Dabu - University News |  University News

Letters to the editor, whether submitted electronically or by mail, should be 350 words or less and must include writer's phone number for verification. Unsigned ...


Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.


RPD Release Report on Shooting of Soheil Mojarrad  Spectrum News

RALEIGH, N.C. – Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown has released a 5-day report in the fatal officer-involved shooting of Soheil Antonio Mojarrad.


Who's inspecting Idaho hotels and motels? It's not public officials  Idaho News

Peeling paint, stains and black mold. "I got there, and it was a nightmare," says Texas native Mary Starnes. Words that she says accurately describe her stay at a ...


Report: Raiders wanted Sweat at No. 27 before being jumped  NBCSports.com

The Raiders were on deck and the guy they wanted at No. 27 was still out there. Then Jay Gruden swooped in and stole that guy from his brother.


Exclusive: Some of the men executed in Saudi Arabia claimed their confessions were forced  CNN

Leaked documents obtained by CNN reveal that some of the men who were recently executed in Saudia Arabia claimed that their confessions were false and ...


'Avengers' fan from Alabama has a superpower that might amaze you  AL.com

Andrew Parker, a Pelham resident, memorizes entire scripts from the Marvel movie franchise and recites them for YouTube videos.


Next Year in Caracas  Tablet Magazine

These are the days of affliction. These are the days, not unlike those our ancestors lived through in Egypt, where brothers, sisters, fathers, and mothers are ...


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


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 ...


UPDATES: Farah Slams Haile G Over Hotel Incident, Haile G Then Slams Farah  FloTrack

2 distance running greats-- Mo Farah & Haile Gebrselassie-- are feuding after Farah claimed money and assets were stolen from him at the Ethiopian's hotel.


Convicted Bridgegate figure says Christie managed to 'escape justice'  POLITICO

NEWARK — A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison for her role in the George Washington ...


Richard Bammer: Help us get your news in The Reporter  TheReporter.Com

If you are a community member, a small-business owner, the head of a law firm, a leader of an arts organization, a nonprofit civic group, a club, a sporting or ...


The 2 Best Times I’ve Fainted As A Grown Man  BuzzFeed News

I picture myself as a detached intellect, cool under pressures both real and imagined. My history of infrequent but unavoidable fainting proves that definitively ...


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


Death on the highway  CBC.ca

Fabiola Philippe died after her boyfriend dropped her at the side of Highway 417 in the middle of the night. Her remains were found 12 hours later. Her family is ...


The Night John Belushi Died: Exclusive Book Excerpt Reveals New Details  Hollywood Reporter

In 'The Castle on Sunset,' Hollywood historian Shawn Levy retraces the comedian's final days inside the Chateau Marmont.


How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?  BuzzFeed News

A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)


Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...


Syracuse man's threat list: A president, congresswoman, NAACP, arena, mayor  syracuse.com

Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 61-year-old Stephen Taubert to prison for threatening to kill President Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, ...


The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


Duncan: Leslie hits the right notes at opening press conference  Times Record News

Justin Leslie won the press conference Thursday morning inside a packed room at D.L. Coliseum. With the Midwestern State men's basketball team standing in ...


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.


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


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?


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.


Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

It's hard to imagine how one chicken ovum and one 17-year-old could bring the world so much joy. Egg Boy made that happen.


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.


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


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.


"I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all."  Mamamia

Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.


Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...


 
 
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