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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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Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...

Hackers Steal Tons of Phone Records From 10 Carriers Worldwide  Tom's Guide

Ten different telecom companies worldwide were attacked by (possibly) Chinese hackers who stole huge amounts of call-record data.

Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.

'This is Your Life in Silicon Valley': Former Pinterest President, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on Smartphone Addiction  TechCrunch

Welcome to this week's transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We're running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your ...

Smartphones aren’t making millennials grow horns. Here’s how to spot a bad study  PBS NewsHour

The “millennials are growing horns” study is flawed, and its journal has launched an internal review. Can you spot the study's six major problems?

What startup names are most effective?  TechCrunch

Entrepreneurs take a long journey when naming their brainchild, comparable to a parent naming their own flesh and blood. There are many reasons behind ...

Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.

The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home  Spiked

... hacking of Boris Johnson's home. The Guardian's invasion of Boris's privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism. The hacking of Boris Johnson's home ...

Will children really grow horns from too much phone use?  Mother Nature Network

If you don't put that phone down, you'll grow horns. That's the kind of warning you might expect from parents looking to frighten kids into more fruitful pursuits.

He slept through Freddy's phone call, but Cameron Murray is ready for Origin  Sporting News AU

Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray "freaked out" when he woke up to a missed call, one that would eventually change his life. One of five rookies set to run out for ...

A Netflix hack lets you feel the action in a scene by vibrating your phone  TechCrunch

Netflix Hack Day, the company's internal hackathon, has a habit of producing some amazing gems — like a brain-controlled interface, a Fitbit hack that shuts off ...

The Best Features of iOS 13: Maps, Photos, Privacy, Health  WIRED

Apple's next mobile operating system is now available as a public beta. Here's what you need to know about iOS 13.

Joe Biden, Cory Booker speak on phone after demanding apologies from each other  CBS News

In an attempt to ratchet down the tension between them, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Cory Booker spoke on the phone late Wednesday, CBS ...

Chris Evans: Virgin Radio host reveals he no longer uses his mobile phone - ‘No regrets’  Express

CHRIS EVANS, the host of Virgin Radio Breakfast, has revealed he has given up using his mobile phone.

What You Actually Need To Change A Bad Habit (Hint: It's Not Willpower)  HuffPost

Let's say you're working toward a goal. Maybe it's to cut out junk food, budget better or stop looking at your phone so much. Chances are, the first thing you think ...

Knifeman ‘stabbed dad, 51, in front of his son 18 TIMES because he was blocking train aisle’  The Sun

A KNIFEMAN stabbed a dad 18 times in front of his teenage son because he was blocking the aisle on a train to London, a court heard today. Lee Pomeroy was ...

No, we're probably not growing horns because of our cellphone use. One of the authors of that study sells posture pillows.  Business Insider

A study suggested young people are growing horns on their heads, possibly because of heavy cellphone use. But that's not backed up by the science.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Save Your Life  The New York Times

The machines know you better than you know yourself.

The Creator Of Yakuza And Judgment Brutally Owned My Haircut  Kotaku Australia

At E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with Toshihiro Nagoshi, chief creative officer of Sega and the director of both the Yakuza games and the upcoming ...

Facebook statuses can be used to learn hints about your medical conditions  Quartz

At its core, Facebook is a giant repository of information about the people who use it, from their age and phone number, to their music preferences, to their ...

Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

Justifying Rahul Gandhi's phone fiddling during half of President's address, Anand Sharma said that Congress chief was trying translate "difficult Hindi words ...

London Bridge inquest: 'extremist' denies close links to attackers  The Guardian

A man described as having a “strong historical extremist pedigree” has said he had limited contact with the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attackers, ...

Jeff Austin, Formerly Of Yonder Mountain String Band, Has Passed Away  Live for Live Music

It's with a heavy heart that we report that beloved mandolin firebrand Jeff Austin passed away on Monday. He was 45 years old. Details are still forthcoming, but ...

Sunday Puzzle: Cut From The Same Cloth  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Nicole Johnston of Falls Church, Va.

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...

'The Voice': Gwen Stefani Writes About Amazing Memories Being Back on Set for Season 17  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Gwen Stefani is back on 'The Voice' and shared a photo from her trailer. Find out what she said about having amazing memories and more.

The Land Where the Internet Ends  The New York Times

To find real solitude, you have to go out of range. But every year that's harder to do, as America's off-the-grid places disappear.

Coronation Street's Sean to be attacked after Paul Foreman feud  DigitalSpy.com

Coronation Street's Sean Tully is to be viciously attacked after feuding with Paul Foreman.

Through therapy, transgender women find their voice  MPR News

Once considered niche, speech therapy is more widely available for transgender people who want to sound more like themselves.

Xiaomi Mi CC9, Mi CC9e launch on July 2: Key specs, expected price, and everything else we know so far  India Today

With the Mi CC series, Xiaomi is aiming to target the selfie-centric audience and mostly the younger generation. As of now, there are no words whether or not the ...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is missing the Pokémon Go magic  The Verge

Three years after Pokémon Go took the world by storm, Niantic is back to try to recapture that lightning in a bottle with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Like its ...

The Kardashian Moment We’ve All Been Waiting for Has Finally Arrived  The Cut

On Season 16, Episode 11, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the show finally deals with the drama between Jordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson, and Khloé ...

How to use the Live Photo feature on your iPhone to take motion-enhanced pictures  Business Insider

Knowing how to take a live photo can add a new dimension to your iPhone photography. Here's how to use the iPhone's Live Photo feature.

How I Dug Into My Favorite Poem When It Grew Into Real Life Around Me  The Federalist

One morning, I found I was living my favorite poem. It changed how I look at the poem, and how I experience the morning.

Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport  The Intercept

I should have kept my mouth shut about the guacamole; that made things worse for me. Otherwise, what I'm about to describe could happen to any American ...

Boris Johnson's record effortlessly demolished by furious LBC listener  Mirror Online

Sometimes it takes the righteous anger of a radio phone-in to really capture the mess we're all in.

Memory Boosters To Help You Stay Sharp And Remember Where You Put Stuff  Forbes

A strong memory depends on the vitality of your brain. Here's how to preserve your grey matter longer.

In Michael Wolff’s New Book, Siege, Everyone Thinks Trump Is Crazy  Vanity Fair

Siege is overflowing with botched initiatives, bragging about sexual conquests, Trumpian insults, and ally after ally who, privately, can't stand the president while ...

Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Kiyan Williams Uses Dirt to Unearth the Exploitation of Black People in America  Hyperallergic

LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer artist and letting them speak for themselves.

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn  WIRED

Measles is back, health care workers are racing to contain it, and parents of vulnerable children are frantic. How a fever spread in a tight-knit community.

Why Section 230 exists and how people are still getting it wrong  The Verge

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet's most important and most misunderstood laws. It's intended to protect “interactive ...

Barron Co. residents scammed out of $100K as sheriff gives warning  WQOW TV News 18

Barron County (WQOW) – Scammers are coming at residents of Barron County in a big way – to the tune of $100,000. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald ...

Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits  The Wall Street Journal

Google Maps is filled with false business addresses created by firms pretending to be nearby. Some are fibbing to get your business. Others are posted by ...

Nick Kyrgios showers umpire with swear words at Queen’s after line call  The Guardian

Nick Kyrgios admonished himself for 'playing Fifa until 3am' but still won one match before losing to Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Be aware of the dangers of fake social media accounts and apps  khqa.com

Social media gives us a chance to connect to people instantly all over the world. Good or bad, it shouldn't replace an old fashioned face to face conversation, ...

Two little birds are causing a big controversy  Chicago Sun-Times

Despite pleas to protect the nests of piping plovers, JAM Productions still plans to hold two nights of shows in August in the midst of the Montrose bird sanctuary.

iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.

“Son of Friedman,” by Emma Cline  The New Yorker

Fiction by Emma Cline: “George had been counting on a certain loose camaraderie, nostalgia tipping slightly toward sloppiness. William not drinking made ...

Scammers Claiming to Be With Social Security Department Con Humboldt Resident Out of $1800  Lost Coast Outpost

Another phone scam targeting Humboldt County residents has left one victim out over $1800.

The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.

Joe Biden Says He Can Work With the Senate. The Last Time He Tried, Mitch McConnell Picked His Pockets Badly.  The Intercept

In 2012, the GOP was in trouble. Mitch McConnell turned to his friend Joe Biden for a lifeline.

Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To with guests David Gray and Lady Lamb  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To is a collection of our newest favorite songs. Every week we ask an artist that we love to tell us about the music they love.

Black, poor, Southern: One of the deadliest demographics for pregnant women in America  AL.com

One Montgomery woman shares her story of a catastrophic birth and what it took to survive.

Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bartending as a Topic of Conversation  Eater

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any mention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the news must be accompanied by a flurry of responses from ...

Sadiq Khan brands Donald Trump a 'six-foot-three child in the White House'  Sky News

The London mayor renews his long-running war of words with a jibe at the US president while addressing a room of teachers.

Ingredients for Malaysia's Economic Prosperity  International Monetary Fund

By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund University of Malaya – Kuala Lumpur. June 24, 2019. AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY.

Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star's final day, 10 years on  BBC News

News of a medical emergency involving Michael Jackson started filtering through at around 22:00 BST on Thursday 25 June 2009. I know because I was on my ...

The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...

Doctor suspended from register over kiss incident  RTE.ie

A doctor who told a patient he wanted to kiss her has been suspended from the medical register for six months for professional misconduct.

There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  Business Insider

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.

Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.

Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.

Here's why tornado sirens were heard Sunday when there was no tornado warning  9News.com KUSA

A funnel cloud spotted by a Kearsey Police officer prompted the sirens to sound even though the National Weather *Service* had not issued a warning.

How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster  Business Insider

If you clear the browser and app cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.

How to save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...

Samsung's new $2,000 folding smartphone has one bizarre, glaring flaw  Business Insider

No one is talking about the bizarrely huge bezels on Samsung's $2000 folding phone. What's up with those bezels?!

The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?

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.

Scam calls using 915 area code continue to target El Pasoans  KTSM News Channel 9

If your phone keeps buzzing with calls from unknown numbers it may be a sign to avoid them. Scammers are finding different ways to scam El Pasoans.

We unboxed the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold — here's what comes inside  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is one of the first foldable phones to hit the market, but it has a sticker price of $1980.

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.

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 ...

Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant  WIRED

Millions of people routinely say “hey” to voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, even though the experience can be frustratingly glitchy. On Tuesday, Google ...

Huawei has been blacklisted by the US government. Here's what happened to the last Chinese tech company that got the 'death penalty.'  Business Insider

The Chinese telecoms company Huawei has been banned from accessing parts of Google's Android mobile operating system after the US government placed ...

Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

How Your Echo’s “Alexa Guard” Can Protect Your Home  How-To Geek

Amazon just rolled out Alexa Guard to all Echo users. Your Echo can now listen for breaking glass, alert you to smoke alarms, and randomly turn your lights on ...

Who's 'Scam Likely' and why do they keep calling you?  USA TODAY

The four major wireless carriers are trying out new ways to combat the rising epidemic of spam callers.

Smartphones are getting weird again, and it could be a sign that the industry is on the brink of another huge change  Business Insider

Brands such as Huawei, Samsung, and Nokia all recently debuted new smartphones with unconventional designs and features, a welcome change to the norm.

'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...

Here are the Huawei products at risk thanks to Trump's ban and the brewing tech Cold War  Business Insider

Huawei's placement on the US government's trade blacklist will likely require the Chinese tech giant to rethink the way it develops key products across its ...

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.

FEMA sent its first ever test of the 'Presidential Alert' to your phone today, here's why you got it  INSIDER

You might have been alarmed when your phone suddenly buzzed with an emergency alert from the president Wednesday afternoon — luckilly, it was only a test.

Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235,000 signatures delivered  ABC News

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised for comments he made to the head of the Sydney Opera House, after calling for her to be sacked during a debate ...

Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.

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 ...

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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

TalkRadio host kept suicidal caller on phone until ambulance found him  The Guardian

Iain Lee talked to 'Chris' for half an hour after he revealed he had taken an overdose.

Note found in Patrick Quirke's home said 'dispose of evidence', trial hears  Irish Mirror

Det Gda Moloney said he examined pages found during the search using a specialist technique.

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 ...

Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers  The Guardian

The feature on the secret prototype, Dragonfly, would put Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression.

How I Read 100 Books in a Year  Harvard Business Review

You need to read more books. When I tell people this, most say, “Oh, yes, for sure, yes.” But then two seconds later, they say “I just wish I had the time.” Well, you ...

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good  Business Insider

The little-known "Significant Locations" list tracks everywhere you've been and how often you go there. But there's a way to delete your history.

Travel - Why China is obsessed with numbers  BBC News

The Chinese fascination with numbers – and how much they are part of both online and offline lives – is a societal quirk that baffles long-term tourists and expats ...

Silicon Valley nannies are being asked to monitor kids' screen time  INSIDER

Silicon Valley parents are growing concerned about their kids' tech use. Some are pressuring nannies to create a totally tech-free home environment.

Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'

Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing ...

Google Announces New Privacy Tools, Drops Price of New Pixel Phone  Voice of America

Google announces new privacy tools to help protect personal data and launches a much lower cost Pixel phone.