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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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The Australian Financial Review

Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you | afr.com
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 ...

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Voice of America

The Mysterious Word 'Whose'
Voice of America
Suppose you are at a birthday party. Everyone has a cell phone. Just as the group begins singing to the birthday girl, someone's phone rings loudly and won't stop. You see the noisy phone on the table and ask: Whose phone is this? Someone answers:.



Business Insider

Mueller used Paul Manafort's own words to throw cold water on his argument in a new court filing
Business Insider
The special counsel Robert Mueller's office used Paul Manafort's own words against him in a new court filing Wednesday. Manafort is the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign. He is a defendant in two criminal cases from Mueller's office, ...
Paul Manafort's VIP jail treatment: A private phone line, a laptop and his own showerLos Angeles Times
Judge orders Manafort to jail while awaiting money laundering and fraud trialsUSA TODAY

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The Denver Post

US Supreme Court rules warrant required for mobile phone location data
Computerworld Australia
This is the first time the high court has ruled on whether a phone subscriber has a legitimate expectation of privacy regarding a telephone company's records of their cellphone location data, according to Aloke Chakravarty, a partner in the Denver ...
Carpenter v. United States - Supreme CourtSupreme Court

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Mamamia

“I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove when the phone rang. My GP didn't waste words.”
Mamamia
I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove and the aroma of its red meatiness was in the air. The telephone burred. When I answered, my GP didn't waste words. Josie, your results are in: you have ductal, invasive breast cancer. I've gone ahead and ...



The Guardian

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones
The Guardian
For a quarter of a century now, the industry has been orchestrating a global PR campaign aimed at misleading not only journalists, but also consumers and policymakers about the actual science concerning mobile phone radiation. Indeed, big wireless has ...

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TechCrunch

HTC's blockchain phone is real, and it's arriving later this year
TechCrunch
The “world's first major blockchain phone” is still shrouded in mystery, though the company did reveal a couple of key details this week at RISE in Hong Kong intended to keep folks interested while it irons out the rest of the product's hiccups. Chief ...

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CBC.ca

They died doing what they loved: When words meant to soothe fail to comfort
CBC.ca
"I think my mom lives in perpetual terror of the day that she gets a phone call that I'm not coming home," said Tomlinson. He tries to assure her he's doing his best to die of old age. "At the same time, I've tried to explain to her that if I don't ...



New York Times

Taking Away the Phones Won't Solve Our Teenagers' Problems
New York Times
In other words, there simply does not yet exist a prospective longitudinal study showing that, all things being equal, teenagers who use smartphones more often or in certain ways are more likely than their fellows to subsequently develop mental illness.



The Register

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?
The Register
At first, I imagined this might cause a problem: surely if you hold your phone this way, the compressor mic is now situated several inches away from your head. This means it is less likely to pick up the thoughtful words you are saying than the verbal ...


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