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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 Conversation AU

AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation
The Conversation AU
The system takes “input” (shown on the left) which is the voice of the person it is talking to on the phone. The voice goes through automatic speech recognition (ASR) and gets converted into text (written words). The ASR is itself an advanced AI system ...



Daily Telegraph

'Holiday house': Alleged drug growers used code words
Daily Telegraph
It is alleged coded language such as “holiday house” and “beach house” with “water frontage” was allegedly used by certain players of a joint criminal enterprise to describe plans to do with the operation. The conversations in telephone recordings have ...



CNET

Apple versus Samsung patent trial comes down to the meaning of a three-word phrase
9to5Mac
Apple claims that its design patents cover the look of the entire phone, and that when Samsung copied that look, the entire Samsung phone was an 'article of manufacture' which infringed Apple's patents. Therefore, argues Apple, Samsung should hand over ...
More than 4M Samsung phones a year need service, court case revealsCNET

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Vanity Fair

Uh, Did Google Fake Its Big AI Demo?
Vanity Fair
It can make phone calls to schedule appointments, say, or to reserve a table at a restaurant, using familiar human verbal tics and filler words—“uhm,” “mmhmm,” and “gotcha”—that make it eerily hard to tell that the voice on the other line is an ...

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WIRED

Review: LG G7 ThinQ
WIRED
And the 6.1-inch LCD screen is packed with 3,120 x 1,440 pixels, likely stretching over more of the phone's face than your current phone—from the bottom (almost) right to the very tip top, with a small notch cut out for the selfie camera, proximity ...

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Computerworld Australia

Telstra halts sales of ZTE-made handsets
Computerworld Australia
Telstra has announced it has ceased selling mobile phones and mobile broadband devices manufactured by Chinese company ZTE. The telco currently sells 19 phones and three mobile broadband modems that are Telstra branded but manufactured by ZTE.
Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New US Cold WarNew York Times
inside information announcement - ZTE CorporationZTE Corporation
The US-China tech war has forced a Chinese smartphone maker to halt productionQuartz

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The Verge

Google's AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?
The Verge
... can offload boring conversations they don't want to have to a machine, while those receiving the calls (most likely low-paid service workers) have to deal with some idiot robot? In other words, it was a typical Google demo: equal parts wonder and ...
Google AI Blog: Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the PhoneGoogle AI Blog
Keynote (Google I/O '18)YouTube

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ZDNet

The perfect phone: 13 features I've dreamed of
ZDNet
My dream phone would be a mixture of the two operating systems. For starters, I would want the security and privacy aspect of iOS blended together with the flexibility of Android. In other words, I want to be able to pick my default email app, arrange ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

'I felt like an animal': Boy's words to the man who locked him inside cage
The Sydney Morning Herald
Every so often, the stuff of nightmares creeps insidiously into reality. When police opened a blue makeshift shed on a rural, mid-north NSW property, they found a derelict scene. The property where the boy was found, locked in a container. Photo: Supplied.



The Guardian

Parkland shooting survivors offer words to Texas families: 'We support you'
The Guardian
Just three months ago, on 14 February, Guttenberg's 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed with 16 other pupils and teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Speaking to the Guardian by phone and audibly overwhelmed ...
Why do school shootings keep happening? We need to listen.Washington Post
Who Is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Texas Shooting Suspect?New York Times
Santa Fe shooter said he spared students he liked so they could tell his story: affidavitNew York Daily News

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