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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 Sydney Morning Herald

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 opponent would be excited by its double meaning. His reply, that he bet "she had the best ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

The anonymous note that shook our sense of belonging
The Sydney Morning Herald
The language of this note had a dramatic effect on my amma. She began to question her right to practise law – and live – in this country as a woman of colour. In less than 100 words, this anonymous individual managed to permanently damage my mother's ...



Herald & Review

Dear Abby: Friend seeks encouraging words for criminal's mother
Herald & Review
If you have her phone number, call her and tell her you know she's hurting, and she's in your thoughts and prayers. Tell her you are with her in spirit and hope she knows you care about her and her son. Then listen. There's not much more you can do ...
Old friend seeks encouraging words for mother of a criminalChron.com

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The West Australian

Perth artist and writer Shaun Tan fulfils his creative bug
The West Australian
Cicada works in a dreary, grey cubicle as a data entry clerk. He is overworked, under appreciated and bullied by his colleagues. But one day everything changes for the little green insect and he reaches for the skies. Perth-born Shaun Tan started ...



The Sydney Morning Herald

'We should kill a kid more often': Stepfather's words caught on tape
The Sydney Morning Herald
His story about what happened to Leon was not consistent with phone calls and the severity of injuries sustained by Leon. His accounts varied on important points. Leon's post mortem showed a history of injuries not consistent with play, rough–housing ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

If you have extra money in your mortgage, get it out now
The Sydney Morning Herald
Regardless, CBA's email featured the words: “Remain on interest only: if you're satisfied that it's still meeting your needs – you don't need to do anything.” A spokesperson has explained this was meant to pertain to customers who were mid-interest ...

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The Times of Israel

President, ministers flooded with calls after activist posts their phone numbers
The Times of Israel
Likud MK Sharren Haskel said that while she has always tried to be open and accommodating to the public, following the leak and the “immense amount of trolling” it caused she would no longer answer phone calls from unidentified numbers. ... privileged ...

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Washington Post

The ultimate code-switcher: How a black detective used the n-word to infiltrate the KKK
Washington Post
During one phone conversation, when Duke gave Stallworth a lesson in how he could tell a person's color on the phone by the way they talked and pronounced certain words. “He never picked up on the fact that one of his pure Aryan white Klansmen was ...

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Vanity Fair

BlacKkKlansman: The True Story of How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK
Vanity Fair
Ahead, a rundown of Stallworth's real story—as told by his memoir and a recent phone interview—and which parts of BlacKkKlansman were invented for dramatic effect. ... A few words about the K.K.K.: “The people I was dealing with were not, to use an ...

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Express.co.uk

Turkey lira crisis: Erdogan's bid to boycott iPhone sales FAILS amid ongoing row with US
Express.co.uk
TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call for a boycott on US electronic goods including Apple iPhones has had little impact on their sales, as the trade war between Turkey and US intensifies after the White House threatened to impose further ...

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