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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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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.


Samsung Galaxy Fold Delayed After People Literally Tore It Apart  Junkee

Samsung is delaying the new Galaxy Fold due to issues brought up in early reviews - including the fact that people were mistakenly pulling screen parts off.


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 ...


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 ...


Mastercard’s plan to save Australian retailers from payment fraud scams  NEWS.com.au

That's how payments giant Mastercard says it will help fight the rampant theft committed online after $478 million was pilfered from Australian retailers last year.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


“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.”


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 ...


Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tells Tom Arnold he's not guilty of some crimes that he pleaded guilty to: WSJ  CNBC

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly told actor Tom Arnold that he is not guilty of some of the crimes to which he pleaded guilty to ...


Why Apple's 'Screen Time' crusade rings so hollow  Mashable

Tim Cook insists he doesn't want customers looking at their screens all the time. But Apple's push into services says otherwise.


Deer attack Victoria: Daughter of man killed by pet deer speaks  NEWS.com.au

The daughter of the Victorian man who was killed by his pet deer has revealed the moment she found out her father had died.


GB ArtWeek: Spoken-word performance by slam poet Kofi Dadzie plus youth poetry slam and open mic at Fuel Bistro |  theberkshireedge.com

Great Barrington — “At the end of the day, there is no wrong way to tell your story.” At least that's how slam poet Kofi Dadzie sees it. “Everything that I have in my ...


Gadget review: The new iPad mini 5  Newshub

It's back from the brink but is it worth it? We put Apple's smallest tablet to the test.


Verizon and Google ink deal to offer YouTube TV to Verizon wireless and Fios subscribers  TechCrunch

Just days after Google and Amazon buried the hatchet over their longstanding streaming feud, Google has made another interesting inroad in its bid to bring yet ...


College basketball corruption trial: Sean Miller accused of knowingly cheating in FBI video  CBS Sports

Sean Miller, Arizona and Deandre Ayton come back into focus in Manhattan.


Leica's promo video referencing Tiananmen Square massacre went viral on Chinese social media. Then, it disappeared.  Advox

A new video promoting the German camera company Leica has caused an uproar on the Chinese internet, resulting in a ban on the video and its derivatives.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Telstra's Got A Great Google Pixel Deal Right Now If You Need A New Phone  Pedestrian TV

If you're in the market for a new phone, why not suss this deal for a Google Pixel 2? It's not the latest and greatest device, but it's a solid choice.


Donna F. Brown Waited Decades for Her '70s Band, Medusa, to Finally Make It  Westword

One day in February 2012, Donna F. Brown was sitting at her desk at home in Broomfield, going through paperwork for her job handling long-term-care ...


Search for events, people and locations in Windows 10 Calendar app  CNET

Calendar lets you search for names, locations, and anything included in an event. Plus, the renamed Microsoft Defender expands to other platforms.


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 ...


Counterclockwise: naming things is hard, so every new phone is called the "One" - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it...


Delphi Indiana Murders Update 2019: Indiana police get 1000 tips in 1 day after releasing new sketch of girls' killer  WLS-TV

The torrent of tips shows how badly strangers want to find Libby German's and Abby Williams' killer.


Casper quietly raises the price of its Glow smart light by nearly 50 percent  The Verge

Online mattress seller Casper made a notable entrance into the smart home market earlier this year with the Glow, a smartphone-controlled bedside light.


Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple’s lead as the smartphone camera king  BGR

Recently, the smartphone world has been dazzled by Android devices that take extraordinarily stellar photos in seemingly impossible low-light conditions.


3 science-backed tricks to pull yourself out of a bad mood—in 5 minutes or less  CNBC

Not only can a bad mood lead to irritation, distrust and contempt, it can also bring everyone else in the room down. Instead of feeling helpless, take control of ...


Fortune Smiles Upon Reptaliens - Music  The Portland Mercury

The Portland synth poppers continue their lucky streak.


Google I/O: From Android to Assistant, here's what to expect  CNET

The search giant has tons in store as it sets itself up for the rest of the year.


In Rural Missouri, Interpreters Are Key To Refugee Health Care  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

At a pediatric clinic in Kirksville, Mo., a young boy is waiting in an exam room to be vaccinated. A nurse explains the shots to his mother, and Lisette ...


Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities. Example: ...


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 ...


Deadly confrontation sparked by jealousy leaves 1 woman dead, another claiming self defense  WXYZ Detroit

"My mind can't wrap around what just happened," said the mother of Angie McDuell, 47, who was shot and killed Monday evening during a confrontation with a ...


The Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco is the best example yet of why Apple always waits to get into new markets  Business Insider

Apple hasn't released a folding phone. And the fiasco around the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which some reviewers say can break, helps show why.


How to make a twitter account? Step-by-step guide  India Today

Twitter, very popular among celebrities is an American social media platform, that lets you write a message and send across other users, called 'tweet'. A Tweet ...


Love Essentially: Your body is amazing. Start treating it that way!  Chicago Tribune

In this week's Love Essentially column, Jackie Pilossoph urges women and men to love their bodies instead of cutting themselves down.


NYC jogger Karina Vetrano’s killer sentenced to life for murder  NEWS.com.au

The parents of a young woman who was murdered while jogging through a park have delivered scathing words to their daughter's killer in gut-wrenching impact ...


Indiana police release new sketch in search for man who killed 2 teen girls on hike  KCTV Kansas City

In the two years since Libby German and Abby Williams were killed on a hiking trail, tipsters have given police 38000 leads to help find the Indiana girls' killer.


Diddy Recalls the Steps He Took to Make Sure His Kids Wouldn't Learn About Kim Porter's Death  PEOPLE.com

"I had his phone disconnected so he wouldn't read it in the air," Sean "Diddy" Combs recalls in Essence of the measure he took with son Christian.


New hate crimes unit 'not policing thoughts or words,' AG Nessel tells lawmakers  MLive.com

The Attorney General talked about her hate crimes unit on Tuesday.


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

For the millions of third-party sellers on Amazon's marketplace, maintaining a successful business is a constant battle to rank high in search results, collect ...


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 ...


'Pray For Me': Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.  KCUR

Raquel Idiáquez was cooking dinner with her uncle when she noticed something was wrong. He'd been visiting her in Seattle from Managua, Nicaragua, and.


How To Correctly Pronounce "Marriott" (I'm Surprised)  One Mile at a Time

Does this actually matter? No, not really. But yes, actually, it sort of does, because apparently I don't know how to pronounce the name of the family that founded ...


Teresa Giudice and Her Daughters Haven't Seen Joe Since His Release from Prison: 'It’s Inhumane'  PEOPLE.com

Teresa Giudice and her four daughters haven't seen Joe Giudice since he was released from prison last month and detained in an U.S. Immigration and ...


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 ...


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.


Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...


SteelSeries Arctis 9X Headset Review: Great Sound, Wireless Frustrations  Tom's Guide

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X provides great sound and a comfortable fit, but almost every new design decision comes with a drawback.


When You Lose Your Motorcycle Key - How To Prevent It And How To Deal With It When It Happens  Forbes

Losing your bike key when you're out on the road can be a frustrating, costly inconvenience. Here are some tips to keep your key safe, and what to do if you lose ...


Depths of despair: Climbing family loses son to greatest fear  The Spokesman-Review

CANMORE, Alberta – The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche field in the Canadian ...


New Research Uses Search Data To Understand Public Health Needs  Forbes

Online searches may reveal information about how we think about health and disease. Researchers are finding ways to use this data to improve public health in ...


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 ...


Opinion: New USA Gymnastics president makes big mistake  USA TODAY

Li Li Leung, the new president of USA Gymnastics, has made her first big mistake. It's not career ending, but it certainly is disappointing. The woman who says ...


With Ink, a knowing audience encounters a young Murdoch  Columbia Journalism Review

Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb (left), and Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch. Detail of a photo by Joan Marcus. On the night before Easter, in Manhattan's Samuel ...


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 ...


Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...


Wanted: Secure email in all state prisons  Capitol Weekly

For incarcerated Californians, the ability to communicate with loved ones on the outside can be a literal lifeline, helping them survive their time in prison and ...


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...


'Heartbreaking' to watch Pacquet church flattened in fire, says retired reverend  CBC.ca

A small town on Newfoundland's Baie Verte Peninsula is mourning the loss of their beloved church, which was levelled in a fire that started early Tuesday ...


Panoply cheat-sheet: 12 tips for this year's festival  AL.com

Arts festival returns to downtown Huntsville this weekend.


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 ...


'Love you mommy' were the last words she said to her mother  11Alive.com WXIA

Three years after it happened, Katara Hamm is still haunted by it. It was Jan. 12, 2016. Hamm arrived home and found her teenage daughter, Randisha Love, ...


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.


Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...


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 ...


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.


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?


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.


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.


Avoiding Avengers: Endgame Spoilers -- Here's 15 Ways How  GameSpot

You want to experience Avengers 4 the way Mickey Mouse intended. Here's how to avoid the leaks.


Kingsbury to allow Cardinals 'cellphone breaks'  ESPN

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that he'll implement "cellphone breaks" during team meetings, as he did at Texas Tech, in an effort to maximize ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


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 ...


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


'Nomophobia' named Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year  The Bookseller

'Nomophobia', a word used to describe stress and anxiety caused by being separated from a mobile phone, has been deemed the Cambridge Dictionary's ...


"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 ...


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 ...


Big Tech Is Here to Help You Fight Excessive Phone Use—Kinda  WIRED

How Google, Apple, and Facebook turned "digital wellness" into a Goopified trend that gives them a new way to market themselves.


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.”


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.


How to block a phone number on your iPhone  INSIDER

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.


Motorola is bringing back the Razr flip phone  Fashion Journal

If you were a teenager in the mid '00s, you either owned a Motorola Razr or you lived in constant jealousy of everyone who owned a Motorola Razr.


Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online  ABC News

One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange ...


Best word games for iPhone and iPad in 2019  iMore

As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for word games. For me and many others, it's a great way to just relax, and put your vast vocabulary to use without ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


 
 
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