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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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Bob Dylan Wants You To Stop Taking Photos Of Him On Stage  Music Feeds

Bob Dylan is famously a man of few words, but last night he gave a rare statement regarding a longstanding policy he's had at his concerts for years: phones ...


Trainer Ben Currie granted a further stay  Racenet

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted an extension of a stay which will allow him to continue training through Easter.


Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

Intel announced, on April 16th, that it is officially leaving the 5g modem market to other developers and turning its focus toward more financially feasible ...


GTA 5 cheats and cheat codes - helicopter, cell phone numbers, console commands and how to enter all cheats on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC  Eurogamer.net

GTA 5 cheats and the corresponding GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any GTA plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun - wh…


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 ...


Galaxy Fold broken screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone  CNET

Life with the Galaxy Fold took a turn on Wednesday as four of my fellow reviewers experienced bulging, flickering and malfunctioning screens. Although my ...


This Better Not Be The Plan For The New iPhone SE  Gizmodo Australia

A supply chain report from Taiwan suggests that Apple is planning to release a new version of the iPhone 8 with upgraded guts in March 2020. These guts could ...


The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, ...


Google Pixel 4 Mini: This Is The One We've Been Waiting For  Lifehacker Australia

There have been rumblings about a miniature Pixel phone for months now - some of it directly from Google's mouth. Now, a series of unofficial renders have ...


Huawei P30 Pro: The Gizmodo Review  Gizmodo Australia

"Oh my god." "Is that real?" "How are they not edited!?" These exclamations, often peppered with jovial swear words, have been a common thread, woven ...


How to use your Android as a key to protect your accounts  Komando

Two-factor authentication is not always enough to protect your digital life. This is where a security key can be helpful. Google introduced a USB version of…


The Best Android Phones 2019  IGN

By Whitson Gordon If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The beauty of Android is its ...


Google’s Ivan Poupyrev shows off Jacquard, which connects his Levi’s jacket to the cloud  TechCrunch

Ivan Poupyrev, the technical projects lead at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects division, just gave a TED talk that was simultaneously a presentation ...


Mark, My Words: why I share Julian Casablancas’s technophobia  NME Live

I first lost faith in technology when U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' appeared on my phone. It's still there, and yes, I know there's a way of removing it, but I can't figure ...


Google to offer browser, search-app choices in Android Europe set-up flow  Search Engine Land

In a European antitrust decision last year, Google was ordered stop compelling phone makers to pre-install Google apps to gain access to Google Play.


Five times when companies launched a product and got it badly wrong  ITV News

Samsung has been left red-faced after launching a foldable phone which appears to break. The launch of the Galaxy Ford was highly anticipated and should ...


Mueller: Russian Officials 'Appeared Not to Have Pre-existing Contacts' With Trump Campaign  CNSNews.com

(CNSNews.com) – After all the talk about pre-election collusion and coordination between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, Special Counsel Robert ...


Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Final Words She Said to Her Late Mother After Their 'Complicated' Relationship  Entertainment Tonight

Oprah Winfrey is preparing for her first Mother's Day without her late mother, Vernita Lee.


Sinister phone calls that leave her sick to the stomach and Somali militants watching her every move  Daily Mail

BBC journalist Mary Harper is monitored by al Shabaab officials both when she is in Africa and when she travels back to her home in London.


Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.


Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga  USA TODAY

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.


TrainerRoad Opens Up New Outside Workouts Feature, Outlines Bike Computer Integration  DC Rainmaker

Last week TrainerRoad semi-quietly announced outside workouts for some of their structured workouts. I say 'semi-quietly' as they announced it on their popular ...


After controversial call with Tsai, Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’  South China Morning Post

White House adviser Michael Pillsbury says he was criticised for his suggestions by China hawks.


New OnePlus 7 renders showcase a surprisingly familiar Android flagship phone  BGR

Samsung has sucked a lot of the air out of the room with its Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Fold, and soon-to-be-revealed Galaxy Note 10, but there are plenty of ...


Your annoying co-workers, and what to do about them  Seattle Times

Co-workers' quirks driving you nuts? Diplomacy and a light tone go a long way.


These Celebs Lost Their Minds to Beyoncé's Homecoming Documentary & Surprise Album  PEOPLE.com

See how Lin-Manuel Miranda, DJ Khaled and other stars reacted to Beyoncé's epic double drop.


AT&T 5G Network Rollout: Locations, Phones, Price and More  Tom's Guide

AT&T's strategy for its new 5G network is clear: The wireless carrier was the first to roll out mobile 5G, and now it wants to be the largest 5G network.


Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.  The New York Times

The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.


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 ...


How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing  The Ringer

Anxiety about tech dependence—how social media is rewiring brains and worsening lives, or how tech companies are building monopolies and spying on ...


Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives  VentureBeat

Emergency services are increasingly turning to a quirky 3-word geocoded address system to find victims of accidents, natural diasters, and crime.


Shock prison phone call: 'Liam's alive', says jailed father accused of kidnapping missing son  News24

The jailed father of a missing boy called YOU from prison this week, revealing with conviction that his missing son is alive.


How's Your Experience Been With Samsung's Trade-In Program?  Droid Life

Samsung's trade-in program is one of the best in the business because it offers you value today for the smartphone you'll trade-in later. In other words, you get ...


Hedging their bets: Some Democratic donors back more than one 2020 contender  NBC News

Some Democratic donors are giving money to more than one 2020 candidate.


'I wrote it for myself': Andrew Sean Greer on Pulitzer-winning Less  The Age

When an author writes a novel he "didn't think anyone would read", a happy ending is the last thing he expects.


The Mueller report has two spaces after every sentence  Quartz

There's a scandal in the 446 pages of the special counsel's report on interference in the 2016 US presidential elections—and it has nothing to do with Russia.


In showing her own strength, my daughter taught me that I, too, am strong  The Washington Post

Feb. 26, 2004. “Can I sleep with you Mommy?” my 8-year-old asks at 11:30 p.m., her face pale. She rounds the corner to my bedroom, dressed in her red and ...


Musician Jeff Clark Survives Being Hit By A Train  Star2.com

Clark spent weeks in a coma after being hit by a train, and almost a year in various hospitals. A brain injury slowed his speech, his motor skills, his memory.


Cable ONE Announces Launch of Syndication of New Credit Facilities  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Reading apology from convicted student, Haas announces security plans, rewards for threat tips  The Daily Progress

The Albemarle County school division plans to use a $26000 school security grant from the state to add a buzzer and check-in system at Monticello High School.


#WhatsMyName Stresses Safety for Uber Riders  The New York Times

A South Carolina student was murdered after getting into a car she mistook for her Uber, underscoring the safety risks of ride-hailing apps.


WATCH | Somizi shows Kurt Darren flames for national anthem moemish  TimesLIVE

Somizi has joined the flood of reactions to Kurt Darren's rendition of the national anthem at a Varsity Cup game this week, mocking the Afrikaans singer in a ...


Carper recovering after receiving kidney from daughter  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper was on one waiting list for a kidney and was hoping to get on another, but ultimately it was his own ...


'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, ...


Why Your Cool Aunt Is The Best Friend & Role Model You Could Ask For  Elite Daily

Your aunt's not a regular aunt — she's a cool aunt. You know she's one-of-a-kind, because "cool" isn't a title you just bestow upon anyone. You have to earn that ...


WhatsApp Has Become A Hotbed For Spreading Nazi Propaganda In Germany  BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed News has documented hundreds of uses of anti-Semitic or otherwise pro-Nazi stickers used in WhatsApp groups, despite those images being illegal ...


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.


Apple owes everyone an apology and it should start with me, specifically  The Outline

Its butterfly keyboard design has failed, but Apple has yet to substantially admit that it has made a very big mistake.


Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole  Forbes

Alexa, get a warrant. In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the ...


MedTainer – Late Annual Report on Form 10-K  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Trump Tells Aides: 'Keep an Eye' on Fox News, Make Sure It Stays Loyal to Me  The Daily Beast

Even before publicly freaking out about Bernie Sanders' town hall, the president has long kept tabs on whether the network was going wobbly on him.


Can Border Patrol agents demand you unlock your phone? Tech worker’s SFO experience raises question  San Francisco Chronicle

The well-publicized detention and interrogation of a high-level Silicon Valley tech worker at San Francisco International Airport by Border Patrol agents, and their ...


Taranaki rest home management says sorry to family over care complaint  Stuff

A New Plymouth rest home issued an apology to the family of a resident in the wake of an incident the Taranaki District Health Board deemed unacceptable.


Did Paul McCartney and John Lennon Make Up Before John's Death?  The Cheat Sheet

When The Beatles broke up, John and Paul had some bad blood between them. As time passed, most of it went away.


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.)


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 ...


Jazz test Harden’s limits. So do their hecklers.  Houston Chronicle

When the Rockets' series shift to Utah, players know they can expect to get an earful from the Jazz fans, who have sometimes crossed the line.


Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years  Krebs on Security

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees — in some ...


Samiel 'Blacc Sam' Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle's Brother  Heavy.com

Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom is the only brother of the late Nipsey Hussle. The rapper also has a sister named Samantha Smith. On Sunday, March 31, Nipsey ...


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 ...


Avoid Those 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.


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...


Avengers: Endgame directors urge fans not to give away spoilers after footage leaks  Sky News

A mobile phone-filmed sizzle reel appeared on several social media sites, prompting fans to "quit" the internet.


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 ...


The Partisan: Carolyn Hardy's fruitless fishing expedition in Carmel  Voices of Monterey Bay

By Royal Calkins. The most interesting thing about most requests for governmental public records is the result, the materials the agency turns over to journalists ...


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 Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...


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.


16 Hours Of Agony With Arik Airline By Adewale Adeoye  SaharaReporters.com

There were no announcements of safety measure. I even felt as comfortable as one inside a Lagos BRT bus. Just a little difference. Maybe Lagos BRT appears ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Samsung Might Be Developing A Phone That Projects Holograms (Just Like Star Wars)  Gizmodo Australia

Earlier this year the world was introduced to the Red Hydrogen One - the world's first first holographic phone display that didn't require 3D glasses or a specific ...


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 ...


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.”


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage  TechCrunch

Word around the rumor mill suggested Samsung was about to announce a phone with a ridiculous one terabyte of storage built right in, and sure enough, it did.


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.


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 ...


It's Official: Samsung's Foldable Phone Launches Next Week  Lifehacker Australia

After months of relentless teasing, Samsung is finally set to unveil its folding smartphone for the first time. (The faux reveal at last year's Samsung Developer ...


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.


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 ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.


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

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


Samsung Galaxy X launch event: what was revealed and what we think  T3

Plenty of exciting ideas, from the Infinity Flex folding display to the Galaxy Home Speaker, but Samsung's insistence on doing its own thing could cost it in the ...


Winnow your Words: Kimi's book of Haiku is now available  autosport.com

Due to extraordinary demand, 10000 extra copies of a book featuring words of wisdom from Kimi Raikkonen turned into Haiku poetry will be available for fans to ...


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.


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.


The Best Learning Apps on Your Phone for 18-Month-Olds  WonderHowTo

Give an 18-month-old a shoe, check back 10 minutes later, and it's a very big maybe he will have it on his foot. But give him your smartphone, and in a mere five ...


Google Just Revealed a Brilliantly Simple Trick to Totally Destroy Telemarketers. (Wait, Why Aren't We Doing This Already?)  Inc.

Google just announced it has come up with a new way to thwart telemarketers--heck, to completely destroy their business model. It's brilliantly simple, and it ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


 
 
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