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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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Why 2018’s words of the year leave me speechless  The Advertiser

eet A toxic single-use tender-age shelter was revealed as a deepfake due to revelations its incel members were involved in cakeism and nomophobia.


Susie O'Brien: Dictionary's new words leaving me speechless  Daily Telegraph

Yeet A toxic single-use tender-age shelter was revealed as a deepfake due to revelations its incel members were involved in cakeism and nomophobia.


Wordplay: Yeet! These are the surging words of 2018  The Sydney Morning Herald

From tender-age shelter to himpathy, blackfishing and ecocide, the new words of 2018 reflect our changing world.


Max Meyer's final phone call before avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


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.


'Dirty John' True Story: How This Sydney Woman Triumphed Over Her Abuser  ELLE Australia

When Kay Schubach listened to the Dirty John podcast, she was stunned by how similar it was to her true story experience of domestic abuse. Here, she speaks ...


In 7 Words, Katelyn Ohashi Explains Why Her Gymnastics Routine Went Viral  Inc.

When you change the way you feel inside, the performer the audience sees will change.


Report: LG to launch a phone with detachable second screen  Liliputing

Samsung's first phone with a foldable display is on the way, and the company is expected to unveil it at a press event ahead of Mobile World Congress in ...


A Way-Too-Deep Dive on the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James Phone Call  Sports Illustrated

Asking three very important questions about Kyrie Irving and LeBron James's mysterious phone call about veteran leadership.


Roger Daltrey Recalls Tearful Calls From Keith Moon  Ultimate Classic Rock

Roger Daltrey recalled how late Who drummer Keith Moon could be “incredibly tragic,” especially toward the end of his life, when the singer received tearful ...


Digital readers piling up words by the millions  West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard

NEWMAN - A digital literacy platform purchased by the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District as part of a school-readiness initiative has been a hit ...


Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia  Digital Trends

HMD Global, a Finnish startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it's ...


How a Blind Man Sees Climate Action  Forbes

Climate change is everyone's responsibility, says Hein Wagner, a blind man with vision and determination when it comes to surmounting challenges.


The biggest competition for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone might come from an unexpected place  BGR

Samsung's first foldable smartphone is confirmed to launch in the first half of the year, and the handset won't have that many rivals, as other vendors are yet to ...


‘Pick up the phone now’: Nenshi slams Kenney’s take on Green Line progress  Global News

WATCH: Mayor Naheed Nenshi is taking issue with UCP Leader Jason Kenney's comments on Facebook about the Green Line, saying if Kenney wants to know ...


Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox  Computerworld

Smartphone notifications come and go and are all too easy to get lost in the shuffle. What if there were a better way?


Newlywed discovered husband was paedo after checking his phone over cheating fears  Mirror Online

Michelle Power, 47, said she became suspicious after partner James Wright, 58, went off sex and spent every spare moment looking at his smartphone.


Aiia Maasarwe's Bundoora murder has shaken Melbourne. Here's what we know so far  ABC News

The murder of Arab-Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne's north has sent shockwaves through the city and led to an outpouring of grief and ...


This might be the worst Galaxy S10 battery rumor yet  BGR

Samsung will unveil at least four distinct Galaxy S10 versions soon, including three 4G models and a 5G phone. All of them will share the same Infinity-O ...


Lindsey Graham Breaks Up Barr Hearing With Wisecrack About Trump And A Cell Phone  The Daily Caller

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham brought the house down Tuesday when he delivered a deadpan crack about President Donald Trump having his phone ...


City tycoon tells of last phone call from son killed in attack  The Star, Kenya

Mzee Haji Yassin Jama was lost for words yesterday as he recounted the last moments of his son and best friend who were killed in the Tuesday attack at ...


Jayme Closs' kidnapper lived in 'time warp' without smart phone, former neighbor says  Daily Mail

Jake Patterson, who is charged with kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents, didn't have a smart phone or social media, his former neighbor said ...


Still missing: Police trying to crack Branden Bodson-Gratton's cellphone hoping for clues  Sudbury.com

Family members have submitted DNA to national missing persons databank.


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


Dua Saleh: Nūr EP | Review  Pitchfork

The debut EP from the Sudan-born, Twin Cities-based singer, poet, and activist reveals an artist with a warm, sophisticated sound and captivating presence on ...


With just a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, the rumor spotlight is on an ultra-powerful and feature-packed 'Galaxy S10 X' 5G model  Business Insider

With just over a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, more rumors are swirling over its anticipated new top-of-the-line phone, expected to be ...


McDonald’s employee repeatedly uses racial slur in confrontation with black customer  Washington Post

The employee continued to use the slur despite the customer's threat that he'd put the video on WorldstarHipHop.


Dad's tragic final words to wife before he stepped out in front of traffic  Mirror Online

Steven Mason, 49, crashed into a HGV on the M62 in a suicide attempt and then walked into oncoming traffic.


Phone makers are messing with Android's memory management, and Google isn't doing anything about it  Android Central

The company that makes your Android phone is doing Android memory management wrong. Because the best practices and in some cases actual requirements ...


Microsoft Office has changed, how you use it should too  ZDNet

Office has evolved into a mix of applications that are continually adding new features and cloud services. Time to rethink how you use it.


The Best Smart Speakers for 2019  PCMag AU

With Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, or Siri? We help you decide on a voice assistance platform and determine which smart speaker is the right fit for your ...


In their own words: Excerpts from finalists’ essays for Hillsborough’s Excellence in Education  Tampa Bay Times

Winners in three categories, chosen from among 686 nominees, will be named at a banquet on Jan. 24.


My 87-year-old dad got duped by a phone scam — it's more common than you'd think  Chicago Tribune

Before I get into the wickedly executed scam, know that my dad is an educated man. He has a doctor of medicine degree, a master's in public health and a ...


Probation for Pa. woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend during domestic dispute  PennLive

During a domestic altercation, a woman who received probation in the case buried a steak knife in her boyfriend's chest, causing his death, after he smashed her ...


Kindness is Contagious: Kindness helps us embrace humanity  INFORUM

Maybe you hoped to avoid the feeling of failure by not declaring one. That's sort of the route I take. While I'm not big into resolutions, I did set an intention for ...


Sunday Puzzle: A Capital Challenge  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play a word game with Tova Tenenbaum of Philadelphia.


In their words: Women’s March activists on the movement, two years later  Washington Post

Millions of women across the country and around the world joined in protest on Jan. 21, 2017, for the Women's March on Washington. For many, it was an ...


Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten  Lifehacker

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words ...


Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown  Gizmodo

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy ...


Chinese envoy to Canada warns of 'repercussions ' if Ottawa bans Huawei from 5G mobile phone network  CBC.ca

China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa of possible repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to ...


Read 'The Fifth Season' With The SciFri Book Club!  Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club will tackle earthquakes and human disaster response with an apocalyptic work of science fiction by N.K. Jemisin.


We Don't Need Tech to Help Us Be Better. We Need Tech to Be Better.  The Wire

After a decade of relentless outward optimism and secret internal wilting, we're all finally admitting that swiping, tapping and scrolling our way through life hasn't ...


How your voice hides clues about your love life  BBC News

The way we speak to a partner can betray our true feelings behind the words we use, and artificial intelligence has learned to pick up on these to predict whether ...


Support equality ordinance | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jan. 15. To the editor: I am writing in support of Ordinance 6093, the nondiscrimination ordinance currently before the City Council. As a longtime Fairbanksan, ...


Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion  The New York Times

If you have trouble remembering names, faces or phone numbers, these tips from memory champions and neuroscientists can help.


Letter to My Younger Self | Ty Law  The Players' Tribune

Your story could end here and it would be one happy-ass ending. But you're gonna play 15 years in the league. There's so much more to come.


Word of the Year 2018: Toxic, misinformation, nomobhobia among words that defined 2018 as per various top dictionaries  India Today

The year 2018 has come to an end and amongst the hundreds of words added to all the popular dictionaries, a few stand out, including terms such as 'toxic', ...


For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than 'We Got Her'  The New York Times

CHICAGO — When Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road on Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators.


Donald Trump: Dems to probe report Michael Cohen was told to lie  USA TODAY

A report claims President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to mislead Congress about negotiations over a condo project in Moscow.


Polk sheriff: 'Deviant' Mexican national arrested for molesting child  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (FOX 13) - Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his deputies arrested a man for sexually abusing a child for 5 years of her life, starting at the ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


So, I Got an Email From Matthew Whitaker’s Wife  Slate

Marci Whitaker, wife of the acting attorney general, says the Mueller investigation is “wrapping up.”


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?


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 ...


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.


Pamela Smart got four boys to kill her husband nearly 29 years ago. Now, they're free. She isn't.  Washington Post

People still write her letters and prominent feminists have come to her aid. What is the enduring appeal of this murderess?


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.


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.


Now Wait for This Week  The Cut

In “Now Wait for This Week,” the award-winning writer Alice Sola Kim tells a story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays. It will appear in the ...


The meaning of the words of the year  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 ...


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.


Live updates from trial of three men accused of horrific murder of a child killer  WalesOnline

Darran Evesham, Ieuan Harley and David Osborne are accused of luring David Gaut to a flat then stabbing him dozens of times.


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.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host's 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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.


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, ...


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.


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.


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 ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


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 ...


Chinese phone scam: Scammers use voicemail to target Chinese-Australians  Herald Sun

IN RECENT months, you may have been confused by a voicemail left on your phone in Mandarin.


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 ...


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

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


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.


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 ...


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, ...


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


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 ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


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 ...


Scrabble dictionary adds 300 new words to official play; bizjet, qapik and arancini now part of players' arsenal  ABC News

Scrabble players will now be able to use words like OK and ew after US dictionary company Merriam-Webster added 300 new words to the sixth edition of The ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


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

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


Manny’s is a perfect business for The Mission  San Francisco Examiner

Over the weekend I popped by Manny's, the new café at 16th and Valencia to check out what all the fuss was about. The place was bustling, most of the table.


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 ...


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


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 ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


 
 
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