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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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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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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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Jason Kenney's words didn't sit well with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, who said the Opposition leader doesn't have to become premier to check in on Green ...

Biometrics vs. the Fifth Amendment  Slate

When you think about digital privacy (if you think about digital privacy), the section of the Constitution that most immediately comes to mind is probably the Fourth ...

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.”

Mum who died in remote WA outback 'may have had medical episode'  9news.com.au

Western Australian mother-of-two Felicity Shadbolt may have had a medical episode in 46C heat days before her body was found in a remote outback region.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Word, Please: Avoid improper use of the proper ‘whom’  Los Angeles Times

Raise your hand if you know how to use whom. Now keep it raised if you're confident you can explain its use in the following sentence: “One would do well to ...

Paedophile is jailed after his newlywed wife checked his phone and found child abuse images  Daily Mail

A newlywed wife who feared her husband was cheating on her checked his phone only to discover horrific child abuse images of children as young as three ...

Opinion: Slider phones might seem cool, but are a design dead end  Android Authority

Slider phones might be the next big thing and might seem like an appealing solution to the notch. However, I don't think the fad will last.

Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules  Gizmodo

A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can't compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a ...

Spotlight: Turkey ready to create safe zone in northern Syria: Erdogan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

ANKARA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country would establish a safe zone in northern Syria, following a ...

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 ...

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 ...

How To Project Leadership Presence In A Virtual Environment  Forbes

Being perceived as a leader is the essence of leadership presence. While most of my coaching focuses on helping leaders enhance their presence in ...

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 ...

IRS Phone Scam Victimizes Residents in Stafford: Police  Fredericksburg, VA Patch

Authorities recently have received several reports of Stafford residents being fleeced by bogus Internal Revenue *Service* agents: SCSO. By Skip Wood, Patch ...

Moral panic or major issue? Is screen time actually bad for you?  The National

Smartphones: a useful gateway to the world, or an addictive, destructive device? Techno phile or techno phobe, we can find whatever answers we want in the ...

In their words: Women's March activists on the movement, two years later  Danbury News Times

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 ...

Curiosity builds over Beijing event invites for phone with 10x optical zoom  Tech Xplore

OPPO is to announce a 10x lossless smartphone zoom camera but at what level of market readiness? That is the question that had a number of tech sites talking ...

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 ...

Woman killed in Springfield was loving, talkative, resilient, family says  Springfield News-Leader

Police say Cheyenne Dancause was shot to death Tuesday at a home on Locust Street.

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 ...

The first Samsung phone to feature a notch is coming soon, and it’s not the Galaxy S10  BGR

There's no question about it, 2018 has been the year of the notch when it comes to smartphone design. All smartphone makers out there except for Samsung ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Beware of social security scammers  KALB News

(Social security public affairs) - There are several scams going around that could put your information at risk. Here are some things to be aware of and what to ...

Sheriff’s office warns of phone scams  Eureka Times Standard

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: Two phone scams targeting local residents are taking aim at family ties. On Jan.

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.

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 ...

Weatherman Is Fired After Using Racial Slur in Naming Martin Luther King Jr.  The New York Times

A meteorologist for a television station in Rochester was fired Sunday after he uttered a racial slur on air while describing a city park named after the Rev.

Phone Apps May Soon Predict Teen Depression  Voice of America

Researchers are testing smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence, or AI, to predict depression and possible self-harm.

Master Of Descriptions: The silenced voices  The Standard

This is for the voices that think that it's okay for a man to take advantage of you; voices that have been stripped off their pride.

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 ...

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.

Travel - Why Brazilians love baby talk  BBC News

For a country so famous for its big stuff, Brazil can, in a funny way, be thought of as the land of the tiny. Practically no word is immune from diminution.

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 ...

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 ...

Explainer | How a new feature called 'tokenisation' aims to secure your credit cards from frauds  Moneycontrol.com

The RBI has now made tokenisation feature formally available to all card networks. This feature is only available for purchases if you buy through your mobile ...

Stomper to man who found her phone at Causeway Point: "No words can express my heartfelt thanks"  STOMP

In this day and age, a mobile phone is one of the most valuable items a person has. Read more at stomp.straitstimes.com.

How to Avoid Government Shutdown Scams  ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports advises how to spot and avoid government shutdown scams aimed at affected workers in need of financial help.

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 ...

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.

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.

How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You’re Doing  The New York Times

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, S.L. editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life.

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.

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', ...

Engineer testifies in online child predator sting trial: He was on 'quest'  Allentown Morning Call

Taking the witness stand in his own defense, nuclear engineer James M. Smith insisted that he did not go to an Allentown park in 2016 to have sex with the ...

Bishop Auckland woman wanted to warn Jason Donovan at Durham theatre  The Northern Echo

A WHEELCHAIR-user threatened theatre staff who refused to reinstate her tickets for a Jason Donovan concert because she wanted to warn him about an…

Lei Jun Thinks Xiaomi Mi 8 Is The Most Cost-Effective Flagship  Gizchina.com

Lei Jun has announced the Xiaomi Mi 8 should be the most cost-effective flagship on the market, while the Mi 6 is the most classic model of the company.

The enduring appeal of Pamela Smart, the misunderstood murderess  New Zealand Herald

Years before OJ Simpson's made-for-television trial there was the case of Pamela Smart.

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 ...

Prepare for your moment to act | Dvar Torah  St. Louis Jewish Light

Part of my morning ritual is sitting down to a reheated bowl of overnight steel cut oatmeal, adorned with ancient grains and seasoned with toasted flax seeds.

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.”

'We Are No Longer The Customers': Inside 'The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism'  WBUR

Imagine a not-so-distant future where you're just driving on the highway. Your car is sending real-time data about your performance behind the wheel to your ...

He Got Fired. Now He's A Podcaster  Radio Ink

Eric Zane was once flying high as part of the Free Beer & Hot Wings syndicated morning show. After 15 years on the show, he wore out his welcome and they let ...

Residents group sues, demands Hackensack school board fix error in $170M ballot question  NorthJersey.com

A residents group has sued the Hackensack Board of Education demanding that it correct an error in the wording of a ballot question slated to appear before ...

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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

NFC Championship Game preview: Rams-Saints  NFL.com

Can the Los Angeles Rams derail New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' dreams of a second title? Nick Shook previews Sunday's NFC Championship ...

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?

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How did the real Sully pull off miracle landing of Flight 1549? Hear it from the Captain himself  India Today

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the middle of a river. The hero pilot behind that miracle landing -- played on screen by Tom Hanks ...

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.

Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...

Huawei launches StorySign app : Reading books with sign language  EFTM

If you don't have a child who's deaf or has a hearing impairment you've probably not thought about how different story time each night must be in those situations ...

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 ...

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.

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 and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...