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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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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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WIRED

HTC's 'Blockchain Phone' Launches as a Wild Experiment
WIRED
In other words, it's not for everyone. We've already discussed those plans in some detail, but it's worth a refresher, especially given that some questions remain about its efficacy. The first thing you should know is that the HTC Exodus 1 is not a so ...

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Variety

ROG Phone Review: So Good It Feels Like You're Cheating
Variety
In other words, it's a bit faster. The ROG Phone features a 6-inch AMOLED 90Hz display (2160 X 1080), 8GB of system memory, and a 4,000 mAh battery. The system runs on the slightly outdated Android 8.1 operating system. To keep that speed-binned ...
Asus ROG Phone Review: Totally Over-the-Top GamingTom's Guide

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BGR

Report: Samsung's first Galaxy gaming phone could ship with a custom CPU
BGR
Gaming phones pack the same high-end specs as other Android flagship devices, but they may also get better screens and cooling than regular flagships. In other words, the games that run on gaming Android phones will also work on flagship devices pretty ...

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AdNews

Western Australia urged to look up with phones causing deaths on ...
AdNews
RAC are keeping their eyes on the road with their new campaign and they are encouraging Western Australia drivers to do the same and not look at their ...

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Lifehacker Australia

Should I Update My Older iPhone With The Latest OS?
Lifehacker Australia
Ah, the age-old question that plagues all mobile phone users: update or not? Specifically, should you really update your device to the latest and greatest version its software or operating system? What if the update makes it worse? Lifehacker reader ...

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Fast Company

Stay away from these two phrases when you speak to a customer
Fast Company
Many of them have been phone calls to our client's service or technical support departments. We use ... Two of the most offensive words on the list involved “invisible language”–words that aren't necessary spoken, but that the person heard. Here are ...



BGR

Apple's marketing boss attempts to demystify the misunderstood iPhone XR
BGR
This being Apple's Rorschach phone, in other words. Maybe that's the right way to look at this latest model. You see in it whatever it is you bring to the table. It's either a continuation of Apple's greatness, of spreading the company's magic around ...
Apple Confirms Magical New iPhone HardwareForbes
Verizon's buy one, get one iPhone XR deal is better than Sprint'sCNET

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Tom's Guide

Razer Phone 2 Review: A Good Gaming Phone Looking to Break Out
Tom's Guide
When I hear the words "gaming phone," visions of aggressive, outlandish design created from discarded parts of an errant gaming laptop or desktop enter my mind's eye. The second iteration of the Razer Phone is none of those things. Instead, it's a ...

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Psychology Today (blog)

Connect Better with Your Romantic Partner
Psychology Today (blog)
Sure, it makes sense that constantly checking your phone might not help your relationship, but what if you're not actively checking your phone. In other words, it's just sitting there on the table at a restaurant or a coffee shop, near your keys on the ...



Refinery29

Is Your Phone Listening To You?
Refinery29
This trigger could be anything from "Okay Google" to "Hey Siri" or "Alexa" to subtler words or phrases like saying "vacation" or "shopping." In fact, many Google and Facebook-affiliated apps use a software from a company called Alphonso, a start-up ...


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