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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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Bob Dylan Wants You To Stop Taking Photos Of Him On Stage  Music Feeds

Bob Dylan is famously a man of few words, but last night he gave a rare statement regarding a longstanding policy he's had at his concerts for years: phones ...

Trainer Ben Currie granted a further stay  Racenet

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted an extension of a stay which will allow him to continue training through Easter.

Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

Intel announced, on April 16th, that it is officially leaving the 5g modem market to other developers and turning its focus toward more financially feasible ...

Justine Damond given first aid by Mohamed Noor's partner in video seen at police officer's trial  ABC News

Video taken immediately after Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk was shot by police officer Mohamed Noor is played at his trial in a United States court.

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 ...

Galaxy Fold broken screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone  CNET

Life with the Galaxy Fold took a turn on Wednesday as four of my fellow reviewers experienced bulging, flickering and malfunctioning screens. Although my ...

This Better Not Be The Plan For The New iPhone SE  Gizmodo Australia

A supply chain report from Taiwan suggests that Apple is planning to release a new version of the iPhone 8 with upgraded guts in March 2020. These guts could ...

Samsung's Galaxy Fold makes a great first impression (when it doesn't break)  Mashable SE Asia

Seeing is believing, right? After years of writing about foldable phone rumors and concepts and leaks, I finally got to hold Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy ...

The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, ...

Google Pixel 4 Mini: This Is The One We've Been Waiting For  Lifehacker Australia

There have been rumblings about a miniature Pixel phone for months now - some of it directly from Google's mouth. Now, a series of unofficial renders have ...

Huawei P30 Pro: The Gizmodo Review  Gizmodo Australia

"Oh my god." "Is that real?" "How are they not edited!?" These exclamations, often peppered with jovial swear words, have been a common thread, woven ...

Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga  USA TODAY

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.

Redmi Snapdragon 855 flagship phone release date hinted by Lu Weibing  gizmochina

Since the time Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing had confirmed in February that there will be an affordable Redmi flagship phone powered by Snapdragon ...

Tedesco puts body and soul into living up to world-beater tag  The Age

Roosters coach Trent Robinson called James Tedesco the best rugby league player in the world two weeks ago. The man himself is trying to live up to the hype.

Sinister phone calls that leave her sick to the stomach and Somali militants watching her every move  Daily Mail

BBC journalist Mary Harper is monitored by al Shabaab officials both when she is in Africa and when she travels back to her home in London.

Joko Widodo is likely to win Indonesia's election, but Prabowo Subianto is on a victory lap  ABC News

Joko Widodo looks certain to claim a second term as Indonesia's president, but opponent Prabowo Subianto is on a victory lap of his own. For voters, it's nothing ...

TrainerRoad Opens Up New Outside Workouts Feature, Outlines Bike Computer Integration  DC Rainmaker

Last week TrainerRoad semi-quietly announced outside workouts for some of their structured workouts. I say 'semi-quietly' as they announced it on their popular ...

After controversial call with Tsai, Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’  South China Morning Post

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen speaks with US president-elect Donald Trump in her office in Taipei on December 2, 2016. The call infuriated Beijing.

New OnePlus 7 renders showcase a surprisingly familiar Android flagship phone  BGR

Samsung has sucked a lot of the air out of the room with its Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Fold, and soon-to-be-revealed Galaxy Note 10, but there are plenty of ...

Your annoying co-workers, and what to do about them  Seattle Times

Co-workers' quirks driving you nuts? Diplomacy and a light tone go a long way.

Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...

A welcome relief during this year's election campaign  The Canberra Times

I was just feeling incredibly tense about this election. Two (and more) groups of people slagging off at each other, describing each other as liars and thieve...

AT&T 5G Network Rollout: Locations, Phones, Price and More  Tom's Guide

AT&T's strategy for its new 5G network is clear: The wireless carrier was the first to roll out mobile 5G, and now it wants to be the largest 5G network.

How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing  The Ringer

Anxiety about tech dependence—how social media is rewiring brains and worsening lives, or how tech companies are building monopolies and spying on ...

Shock prison phone call: 'Liam's alive', says jailed father accused of kidnapping missing son  News24

The jailed father of a missing boy called YOU from prison this week, revealing with conviction that his missing son is alive.

Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives  VentureBeat

Emergency services are increasingly turning to a quirky 3-word geocoded address system to find victims of accidents, natural diasters, and crime.

How's Your Experience Been With Samsung's Trade-In Program?  Droid Life

Samsung's trade-in program is one of the best in the business because it offers you value today for the smartphone you'll trade-in later. In other words, you get ...

Hedging their bets: Some Democratic donors back more than one 2020 contender  NBC News

Some Democratic donors are giving money to more than one 2020 candidate.

These Celebs Lost Their Minds to Beyoncé's Homecoming Documentary & Surprise Album  PEOPLE.com

See how Lin-Manuel Miranda, DJ Khaled and other stars reacted to Beyoncé's epic double drop.

4 Questions Retailers Need to Ask About Augmented Reality  HBR.org Daily

Whether they are shopping for spectacles or a sofa, consumers have no shortage of augmented reality apps to assist them these days. Following the viral ...

How to block websites and searches on your iPhone or your child's  INSIDER

You can block websites on an iPhone to ensure your child can only access appropriate *content* while browsing the web. Here are a few ways to do it.

In showing her own strength, my daughter taught me that I, too, am strong  The Washington Post

Feb. 26, 2004. “Can I sleep with you Mommy?” my 8-year-old asks at 11:30 p.m., her face pale. She rounds the corner to my bedroom, dressed in her red and ...

Risk of ADHD Seven Times Higher in Preschoolers Who Spend Over 2 Hours on Smartphones  The Epoch Times

The risk of developing ADHD is seven times higher in preschoolers who spend over two hours a day on smartphones and other screens, according to research.

Google pushes its Assistant in cars with Anker Roav Bolt  CNET

The device is like a Google Home Mini for your car.

What's moving markets today: Live updates  CNN

Pinterest is the latest tech unicorn to race to Wall Street in one of the most high-profile public offerings of the year so far. Here are the key numbers to know:

WhatsApp Has Become A Hotbed For Spreading Nazi Propaganda In Germany  BuzzFeed News

BERLIN — German WhatsApp users are spreading far-right propaganda through the use of stickers and chain letters but the company is doing little to nothing to ...

I was wrong. Arizona's leaders will (finally) ban texting while driving  AZCentral

Arizona is about to get a ban on cell phone use while driving.... here.... in Arizona.... I know, right?

#WhatsMyName Stresses Safety for Uber Riders  The New York Times

A South Carolina student was murdered after getting into a car she mistook for her Uber, underscoring the safety risks of ride-hailing apps.

Man cited after racist rant at Friendswood phone store  KPRC Click2Houston

A man was cited with multiple misdemeanors Monday after going off on a racist rant at a cellphone store in Friendswood.

WATCH | Somizi shows Kurt Darren flames for national anthem moemish  TimesLIVE

Somizi has joined the flood of reactions to Kurt Darren's rendition of the national anthem at a Varsity Cup game this week, mocking the Afrikaans singer in a ...

'Love you mommy' were the last words she said to her mother  11Alive.com WXIA

Three years after it happened, Katara Hamm is still haunted by it. It was Jan. 12, 2016. Hamm arrived home and found her teenage daughter, Randisha Love, ...

Alt-right to release 'avalanche' of election campaign propaganda to help Fraser Anning  ABC News

Leaked messages have revealed the Australian alt-right's secret plan to use Queensland senator Fraser Anning to expand its extreme agenda in the Australian ...

Telephone scams hard to trace  Bouldercityreview

Criminals make the name of your bank pop up on the caller ID and advise you to call back at an unknown number. Never call back an unknown number. The IRS ...

Trump Tells Aides: 'Keep an Eye' on Fox News, Make Sure It Stays Loyal to Me  The Daily Beast

Even before publicly freaking out about Bernie Sanders' town hall, the president has long kept tabs on whether the network was going wobbly on him.

Tweets About Ted Lieu & His Phone Are Too Real  Bustle

On Tuesday, a congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism and hate crimes in America inspired a particularly striking moment — one which soon went ...

8 excellent Latino poetry books for National Poetry Month  NBCNews.com

April is National Poetry Month, and we look at the diversity and breadth of the Latino experience through books and anthologies by acclaimed poets like Richard ...

Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole  Forbes

Alexa, get a warrant. In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the ...

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.

Can Border Patrol agents demand you unlock your phone? Tech worker’s SFO experience raises question  San Francisco Chronicle

The well-publicized detention and interrogation of a high-level Silicon Valley tech worker at San Francisco International Airport by Border Patrol agents, and their ...

Taranaki rest home management says sorry to family over care complaint  Stuff

A New Plymouth rest home issued an apology to the family of a resident in the wake of an incident the Taranaki District Health Board deemed unacceptable.

Did Paul McCartney and John Lennon Make Up Before John's Death?  The Cheat Sheet

When The Beatles broke up, John and Paul had some bad blood between them. As time passed, most of it went away.

How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?  BuzzFeed News

A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)

Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra to present concert  Northern News

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra, with Antoine T. Clark as conductor, will present a concert, “Give Us This Day,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in the Freed ...

Jazz test Harden’s limits. So do their hecklers.  Houston Chronicle

When Rockets series shift to Utah, players know they can expect to get an earful from the Jazz fans, who have sometimes crossed the line.

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: 'I'm just saying that our kids are three little yobs'  The Irish Times

Sorcha is on the warpath after the latest phone call from the Montessori about the triplets.

How To Schedule WhatsApp Messages For Them To Be Sent Later  Technology Zimbabwe

We have all been in situations where we are super tired and want to sleep but can't, because we have to send a happy birthday message early in the morning to ...

Can Any Company Be a Tech Company? Inside the Unlikely Journey of Cult Salad Brand Sweetgreen  Inc.

The profitable salad chain Sweetgreen was on track to IPO. So why did its founders decide to pivot to tech?

Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...

Avoid Those Avengers: Endgame Spoilers -- Here's 15 Ways How  GameSpot

You want to experience Avengers 4 the way Mickey Mouse intended. Here's how to avoid the leaks.

The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...

Avengers: Endgame directors urge fans not to give away spoilers after footage leaks  Sky News

A mobile phone-filmed sizzle reel appeared on several social media sites, prompting fans to "quit" the internet.

"You haven't upset anyone." A daughter's beautiful words for her mother with dementia.  Mamamia

How to support someone with dementia: Daughter shares the beautiful way she reassures her elderly mother who has dementia.

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...

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 ...

Review - You Are Us/Aroha Nui in Christchurch: A showcase worth celebrating  Stuff.co.nz

REVIEW: It looked like we might be in for a long, sad night - but this diverse show of Kiwi music was about moving on.

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

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?

The Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...

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.

The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.

16 Hours Of Agony With Arik Airline By Adewale Adeoye  SaharaReporters.com

There were no announcements of safety measure. I even felt as comfortable as one inside a Lagos BRT bus. Just a little difference. Maybe Lagos BRT appears ...

Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...

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 ...

21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.

How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...

WIN CASH (Local Phase) Rules  WJON News

WIN CASH – LOCAL PHASE Spring 2019 - RULES Sweepstakes Name: “Win Cash ” Sweepstakes Dates: April 15, 2019 to May 15, 2019 Station(s): WWJO-FM,

How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...

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.

My phone number was leaked online and used against me. Here's what to do if it happens to you  ABC News

You wake up one morning to find private photos — ones you definitely didn't want public — plastered all over the internet. Here's what to do next.

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.

Samsung Might Be Developing A Phone That Projects Holograms (Just Like Star Wars)  Gizmodo Australia

Earlier this year the world was introduced to the Red Hydrogen One - the world's first first holographic phone display that didn't require 3D glasses or a specific ...

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 ...

Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”

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 ...

Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...

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.

Best word games for iPhone and iPad in 2019  iMore

As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for word games. For me and many others, it's a great way to just relax, and put your vast vocabulary to use without ...

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.

Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online  ABC News

One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his ...

Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.

Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  INSIDER

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.

Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...

How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.

Google Just Revealed a Brilliantly Simple Trick to Totally Destroy Telemarketers. (Wait, Why Aren't We Doing This Already?)  Inc.

Google just announced it has come up with a new way to thwart telemarketers--heck, to completely destroy their business model. It's brilliantly simple, and it ...

'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.

Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it  The Next Web

Gmail's Smart Compose feature has been around on desktop and on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. it's now becoming available on more devices.

Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...

Winnow your Words: Kimi's book of Haiku is now available  autosport.com

Due to extraordinary demand, 10000 extra copies of a book featuring words of wisdom from Kimi Raikkonen turned into Haiku poetry will be available for fans to ...