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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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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AdNews

Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on road
AdNews
It is accompanied with spoken word recited with words that reiterate the danger of texting and driving. The number of deaths on the road in 2017 for WA showed that distraction doubled, and majority of drivers say they did look at their phone while ...

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Fox Sports

Three Word Analysis: Every AFL club's trade period summed up in three words
Fox Sports
Sometimes you just need a Three Word Analysis. Every club's trade period performance wrapped up in just three words. Get the ultimate AFL experience on your phone with the new FOX FOOTY App. Download it NOW for FREE on iOS and Android!



Lifehacker Australia

Apple's Folding iPhone Is Actually Legit
Lifehacker Australia
In other words, the battle is on. Here are the details. As spotted by the wily clerks at Patently Apple, Apple has been granted a second patent for a folding iPhone. This time, the patent focuses on a flexible hinge that uses magnets to secure the ...

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Interest.co.nz

War of words between Bridges and Ross escalates as Ross releases secret phone recording; Bridges forced to detail ...
Interest.co.nz
National Leader Simon Bridges has responded to expelled MP Jami-Lee Ross releasing a recording of a phone conversation between the pair, saying Ross is a "terrible person" who "did his worst" today (Wednesday). Bridges is adamant the June 25 ...
Jami-Lee Ross releases Simon Bridges phone callMāori Television
Jami-Lee Ross and Simon Bridges' phone call transcriptStuff.co.nz
Simon Bridges says phone call recorded by Jami-Lee Ross doesn't stack upIndependent Community Newspaper
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Vox

The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.
Vox
Just a novelty, or “concept piece,” even in the words of their creator, the glasses can block the light coming from LED and LCD screens and therefore put the wearer in a world free of (digital) billboards and (some) TVs. Phones and computers and TVs ...



DC Rainmaker

Hands-on: Skydio's R1 Sports Drone Gets Apple Watch Control
DC Rainmaker
Behind the scenes the Apple Watch and Skydio app maintain connection via Bluetooth Smart (watch to phone). So a phone is still required, as the phone then uses WiFi to connect to the R1 drone. In other words, the phone remains the middle man for ...

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Science News for Students

Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems
Science News for Students
Teenagers who talk on the phone a lot, and hold their cell phones up to their right ears, score worse on one type of memory test. That's the finding of a new study. ... The study volunteers also took a test of verbal memory. That's the ability to ...



The West Australian

Chaser projects Alan Jones' ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
The West Australian
Comedians have ridiculed the NSW government's plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House by projecting the words “Advertise here. Call Alan“ onto the famous building. Satirical group The Chaser posted a video of the prank on ...
The Chaser have projected Alan Jones phone number on The Opera HouseBrag Magazine
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
Sydney Opera House shameYouTube

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Daily Mail

Is your husband's phone ruining your love life? Forget a mistress, this family expert says mobiles are the 'third ...
Daily Mail
It was only when I got to the end of her email that I read Clare's most telling words. 'I just wish my husband found me as interesting as he does his iPhone,' she wrote, before signing off with the startling claim that she fears he 'loves that wretched ...



The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...


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