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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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Business Insider

Apple has strong words for anyone who wants to 'jailbreak' their iPhone to run unauthorized apps
Business Insider
Some iPhone enthusiasts like to hack their own devices to apply tweaks and other unauthorized features. Apple says you shouldn't do that. Not only can jailbreaking make your iPhone run worse, and leave it more vulnerable to hackers — it can make it ...

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Daily Mail

Please pick up mom, I'm stuck in the flood': Heartbreaking final words of woman who drowned in a creek after heavy ...
Daily Mail
In an distressing phone call made to her elderly 95-year-old mother, Delores Abbott, just minutes before being swept away, Wendy can be heard pleading for her to pick up the phone. 'Mom, please pick up!,' Abbott says in the missed phone call. 'Please ...



ZDNet

Microsoft's new visual search: Now you can use your phone's camera to search web
ZDNet
"Sometimes, it is almost impossible to describe what you want to search for using words," said Vince Leung, product lead for Bing Images at Microsoft. But Microsoft really hopes people will use it for shopping as a tool for hunting down fashion and ...

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NBC4i.com

VIDEO: 'Permit Patty' calls cops on girl selling water in San Francisco
NBC4i.com
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - There's a new member added to the Bay Area's notorious family of BBQ Becky and Jogger Joe. Meet "Permit Patty," who's causing some uproar in San Francisco after she was caught on camera calling the cops to report a young ...

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The Guardian

The GPS app that can find anyone anywhere
The Guardian
Maluleke has keyed the three-word code into his phone app, which has dropped a pin on a conventional mapping system. Once we leave the main highway, the GPS immediately signals “unknown road”, but even so, after many twists and turns it takes us ...



VICE

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 happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent ...

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Starts at 60

Parents using mobile phones could make child behaviour worse: Study
Starts at 60
“These results support the idea that relationships between parent technoference and child externalising behaviour are transactional and influence each other over time,” author Brandon T. McDaniel said in a statement. “In other words, parents who have ...



Digital Trends

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone
Digital Trends
In other words, dozens of Android phones can now take advantage of augmented reality measuring capabilities on their phone, including the likes of the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S9, and more. Even an original Google Pixel XL will support the new ...

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Computerworld Australia

PageUp breach: No evidence yet that data was exfiltrated
Computerworld Australia
“IDCARE assesses that there are other risks that are likely to be more relevant to impacted individuals, including the possibility of phishing emails, telephone scam calls, and specific risks to individuals concerned about their contact information ...

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Times of India (blog)

Right's respectable and liberal's a dirty word in India's new lexicon
Times of India (blog)
A smart young individual interrupted the thrashing I was receiving from my phone's chess application and asked: “Are you Mr Patel?” I confessed I was, and rose in anticipation of the request for selfie and/or rude questions. The individual instead ...


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