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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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Psychology Today (blog)

Connect Better with Your Romantic Partner
Psychology Today (blog)
Sure, it makes sense that constantly checking your phone might not help your relationship, but what if you're not actively checking your phone. In other words, it's just sitting there on the table at a restaurant or a coffee shop, near your keys on the ...



AdNews

Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on road
AdNews
It is accompanied with spoken word recited with words that reiterate the danger of texting and driving. The number of deaths on the road in 2017 for WA showed that distraction doubled, and majority of drivers say they did look at their phone while ...

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ValueWalk

Saying “OK, Google” Won't Unlock Pixel 3 Phones
ValueWalk
You will be shocked to know that you won't be able to unlock the Pixel 3 phones by saying the magic words “OK, Google.” This is not a problem users are facing when trying to unlock their phones; rather, this is what the official Google Assistant ...
Verizon Pixel 3, Best Buy causing some confusion, annoyanceSlashGear

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Vox

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.
Vox
Just a novelty, or “concept piece,” even in the words of their creator, the glasses can block the light coming from LED and LCD screens and therefore put the wearer in a world free of (digital) billboards and (some) TVs. Phones and computers and TVs ...



The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...



The West Australian

Chaser projects Alan Jones' ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
The West Australian
Comedians have ridiculed the NSW government's plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House by projecting the words “Advertise here. Call Alan“ onto the famous building. Satirical group The Chaser posted a video of the prank on ...
Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235000 signatures deliveredABC Local
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
Sydney Opera House shameYouTube

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GoDanRiver.com

LIVING WITH CHILDREN: Take the phone away for as long as it takes
GoDanRiver.com
And yes, when things get to that point, they are sure to get worse before they get better, but keep in mind that the operative words in that adage are “they get better.” Learn more about family psychologist Rosemond at johnrosemond.com and parentguru.com.

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India Today

Apple iPhone XS vs Google Pixel 3 XL: 2 top phones, one is best for some people while other best for most
India Today
In other words, the two are the latest, greatest -- and most expensive -- phones you can buy right now. The key question then is: which of these two -- the iPhone XS or the Pixel 3 XL -- that you should buy? On these pages over here at the India Today ...
Galaxy Note 9 vs. Pixel 3 XL: Which Big-Screen Phone Wins?Tom's Guide
Should you replace your aging Google Pixel with a new Pixel 3?Android Authority (blog)
New Pixel 3 phone lends its smarts to your picturesThe Seattle Times
CNET
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Forbes

You Can Be Like Apple, Too
Forbes
Wouldn't it be nice to have customers who are so loyal to your brand they will get into arguments to prove why you are the best company in the world to do business with? That's what Apple has. It has brand advocates. Actually, the word advocate is too ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong
The Sydney Morning Herald
Inspired by the iconic slide phone of the mid-'90s, the new Nokia 8110 is a $129 device designed to make calls and perform only the most basic of internet-powered tasks. But while this may sound like retro heaven for some, missteps in the design mean ...

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