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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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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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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 ...


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 ...


3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.


How To Turn Satisfied Customers Into Loyal Customers  Forbes

Sandy Rogers understands customer *service* and loyalty. He is the former senior vice president for corporate strategy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and is currently ...


Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities. Example: ...


Huawei P30 Pro camera tips and tricks: great ways to improve your images  Digital Camera World

The P30 Pro is a smartphone which has fantastic picture-taking capabilities - that is why we have developed this Huawei P30 Pro tips and tricks guide to make ...


The Small iPhone Isn’t Dead: 4.7-inch Model Tipped for March 2020  Tom's Guide

A report suggests that Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone next spring that offers a state-of-the-art processor and a $649 price tag.


The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier  Business Insider

The iPhone is a powerful device, if you know how to use it.


Hotel survivor recalls windows and ceilings falling apart  Sydney Morning Herald

On Sunday morning, Akshat Saraf was packing his bags in his room on the 25th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo with his wife and 11-month-old baby.


Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?  Lifehacker

Welcome to another edition of Lifehacker's tech-advice column, brought to you by copious amounts of DayQuil—thanks to whoever gave me the terrible cold I've ...


Lena Dunham made 'a huge mistake' posting Jemima Kirke's phone number on social media  Daily Mail

The 32-year-old shared photos to celebrate their friendship, but posted her private number and later deleted the Instagram story after Jemima pleaded that her ...


Blind date: ‘I successfully acquired her phone number’  The Guardian

James, 25, account manager, meets Emily, 24, events coordinator.


Hoda Kotb Celebrates Her First Easter with Daughters Hope Catherine and Haley Joy: 'This Is Us'  PEOPLE.com

Hoda Kotb is celebrating her first Easter as a mom of two! The Today show star, 54, shared adorable family photos on Instagram Sunday to mark her first holiday ...


Galaxy Fold Teardown Reveals Just How Tough It Is to Repair  Tom's Guide

Now that reports have surfaced that suggest Samsung's Galaxy Fold is prone to breaking, someone in China has taken it all apart to show how difficult it may be ...


How the Mueller investigation was hampered by encryption apps and disappearing messages  CNN

New York (CNN) Robert Mueller and his team accumulated scores of communications over its nearly two year investigation -- not just texts and emails, but also ...


Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society — beautiful music, ugly times  The Washington Post

The jazz octet establishes its own world, but we have no choice but to listen in this one.


Lyra McKee murder: Two men released without charge  BBC News

Two men arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have been released without charge. Ms McKee, 29, died after she was struck by a ...


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro camera features are no joke and we have the pictures to prove it  Mashable SE Asia

By now, you probably know that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro phones are at the top when it comes to smartphone photography. The company has shown us ...


How to use Siri to plan your night out  iMore

Did you know that Siri can be a great help to you when it comes to finding new restaurants to try and even getting reservations for you? Here's how Siri can help ...


After a son’s death, a mother’s rebirth in writing  vtdigger.org

Sam Francoeur poses for a photo his senior year of high school. Photo courtesy of the Francoeur family. Vermonter Kris Francoeur could barely think let alone ...


Forgiving Joe Biden  BuzzFeed News

The day that made Joe Biden vice president was the worst day of his public career: the brisk afternoon of Jan. 22, 2007. Biden had lunch by the Wilmington train ...


Warrior Words: How I learned that Wilton is not like the real world  The Wilton Bulletin

Warrior Words columnists tells how he discovered the real world outside of Wilton.


Counterclockwise: naming things is hard, so every new phone is called the "One" - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it...


The Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco is the best example yet of why Apple always waits to get into new markets  Business Insider

Apple hasn't released a folding phone. And the fiasco around the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which some reviewers say can break, helps show why.


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, ...


How Much RAM Does My Smartphone Really Need?  PCMag.com

Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, more RAM is always better. However, it might not matter th.


How to use your Android as a key to protect your accounts  Komando

Two-factor authentication is not always enough to protect your digital life. This is where a security key can be helpful. Google introduced a USB version of…


Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.


Another Trump Supporter Was Arrested for Allegedly Making Death Threats Against Democrats  Esquire.com

A Florida man was charged for leaving voicemails threatening Representatives Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Eric Swalwell and Senator Corey Booker.


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 ...


4 bad work habits you should break before age 35  Ladders

With over a decade of work experience under your belt, you should be able to set aside some not-so-great habits that may have hindered your past progress.


Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Final Words She Said to Her Late Mother After Their 'Complicated' Relationship  Entertainment Tonight

Oprah Winfrey is preparing for her first Mother's Day without her late mother, Vernita Lee.


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 ...


Guest column: Plan to develop St. Augustine mission grounds should be defeated  The Florida Times-Union

Note to readers: The Times-Union Editorial Board offered the bishop of St. Augustine a chance to respond to the following opinion column. He preferred to use ...


Why You Should Use a Password Manager  Fortune

Have you ever used ABCDE or 12345 as a website password? If so, you're not alone. Too many people use weak or common passwords for their online ...


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.


Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys  Krebs on Security

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company ...


Off-duty cop gets involved after fatal shooting on Lower Wacker, prompting internal affairs investigation  Chicago Tribune

A 24-year-old man was killed early Easter Sunday in a shooting on Lower Wacker near Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago police.


Mueller: Russian Officials 'Appeared Not to Have Pre-existing Contacts' With Trump Campaign  CNSNews.com

(CNSNews.com) – After all the talk about pre-election collusion and coordination between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, Special Counsel Robert ...


A gymnastics accident left Avery Downing paralyzed. She still became a national champion.  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis' Avery Downing was paralyzed after a gymnastics accident at age 13, and her journey to Alabama's wheelchair basketball team is an inspiring one.


Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.


Crystal Lake community holds vigil for missing boy to "light the way for AJ"  WLS-TV

A 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy last seen on Wednesday night remains missing, and police said Friday that they are focusing their investigation on the boy's ...


Sunday Puzzle: A Piece Of Cake  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer is a word or name in which the second syllable sounds like the letter "K." The syllable is always accented, and there's at least ...


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 ...


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.


Naomi Campbell assaults and addiction: Violent side of supermodel  NEWS.com.au

Campbell is a runway queen with numerous convictions for assault in her past; it's the kind of narrative that earns a beauty her own kind of mythology. This week ...


Australian bikie wants to get rid of 'embarrassing' facial tattoos  Stuff.co.nz

An infamously recognisable Australian criminal plans to remove the facial tattoos that make him so distinctive, a court has heard. High-ranking Finks bikie Troy ...


Column: Notre Dame fire rekindles a long-distance friendship  Valley News

On Wednesday, I managed to get Antoine, who I call my French brother, on the phone in Paris. Ever since news of the Notre Dame fire, I had been trying to ...


A student thought she had gotten into her Uber, police say. Hours later, hunters found her body.  The Washington Post

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was seen getting into a car that police say wasn't her Uber ride. A suspect is charged with murder.


Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...


My View: Family bonds solidify as a life ebbs away  Buffalo News

By Christina McNeil It was a typical phone call from my mother. We chatted about work, our pets, the wather. Then she started talking about her week and ment…


Social Security: 15 Things You Can Do Online  The Motley Fool

You can do more through a "my Social Security" account, or via the Social Security website, than you probably realize.


Fact Check: Are Abortion Survivors Covered By Existing Laws?  WFAE

Some of the rhetoric surrounding a new North Carolina bill gives the impression that laws don't already protect newborns who survive an abortion. The.


'Amityville Horror' paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92  CTPost

MONROE — 1974 had been weird enough already. Americans were reeling from the energy crisis, Watergate and the resignation of their president.


On Computers: Goodbye old Windows, hello Chromebook  Worcester Telegram

We heard from several readers who were wondering if they should buy a Chromebook to replace their old Windows machine.A reader writes: “I saw an article ...


Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.  The New York Times

The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.


Emily Maitlis: ‘I’ve ended up in prison a number of times’  The Guardian

Born in Canada, Maitlis, 48, studied English at Cambridge University and began her career in business journalism with NBC Asia. She has been part of the BBC ...


'I'm either too black or not black enough': One teenager's experience  BBC News

This is what it means to be black: one African-American teenager's experience, in her own words.


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.


Robert Caro: ‘The more facts you collect, the closer you come to the truth’  The Guardian

The great biographer on his monumental series on President Johnson, how he works – and why his task is important.


#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.


Local News, Hiro's BBQ opens on Northwest Boulevard  Coeur d'Alene Press

Hiro's BBQ has opened where Philly Express was at 1500 Northwest Blvd.The menu includes smokin' ribs and sandw.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


Robert Mueller's report finds Donald Trump's fake news claims were real fake news  The Canberra Times

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special ...


Make your mark: the enduring joy of drawing  The Guardian

From the Lascaux caves to the notepad doodle, we have always been drawn to draw. On the eve of the UK's first art fair dedicated to drawing, we celebrate the ...


A Woman Has Accused India’s Most Senior Judge Of Sexual Harassment  BuzzFeed News

NEW DELHI — The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India has been accused of sexual harassment by a junior assistant, and of allegedly orchestrating a ...


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 ...


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.)


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 ...


How a drug gang devastated our helpless family  The Guardian

Joe, 15, was an A-grade pupil. Now he's being groomed, brutalised and terrified by a county lines gang. One family member tells their powerful, traumatic story.


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 ...


The Season  Yale Daily News

The acceptance letter is enclosed in a glossy red folder, the kind that shows sweat marks when you take your thumbs off. There's a picture on the front, a group of ...


The Quantum Supremacy | Article  Asia Times

Part four of Spengler's spy thriller which pits China's Ministry of State Security against the CIA in a deadly battle of wits. BySpengler (David P. Goldman).


Pet Words of Wisdom – Adoption season  Positively Naperville

April is a transitional month for us here at Dog Patch. The winter gear has been put up and our spring and summer supplies are finding their way onto our ...


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 ...


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...


As Brexit looms, Brits are eyeing citizenship elsewhere  The Week Magazine

Ana Silvera was in Denmark at her partner's parents' house when the results of the Brexit referendum were announced. The news hit her and the whole family ...


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.


Apple owes everyone an apology and it should start with me, specifically  The Outline

Its butterfly keyboard design has failed, but Apple has yet to substantially admit that it has made a very big mistake.


Going screen-free: Seacoast Digital Fast to take place May 3 to 5  Foster's Daily Democrat

It's a challenge that has full grown adults hyperventilating, and young children in tears. One can imagine the collective shudder at the very words: 48 hours, 100 ...


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 ...


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?


Why this Arizona grandmother feels compelled to take in migrants seeking asylum  AZCentral

Churches and volunteers open their hearts and homes to the asylum seekers arriving in Phoenix.


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.


Ex-Rogers star athlete had so much love to give  newportri.com

Robert Ivey, a gifted player on the football field and basketball court at Rogers High School, died April 10 after being struck by a car. His athletic ...


Woolworths Disney Words Swap Day | Date & Locations  Canstar Blue

Woolworths will be hosting a swap day for its Disney Words to help collectors complete their full sets.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Son finds Marion father 50 years after adoption  Marion Star

MARION - Frank Test had his entire life to prepare for this moment. But as he walked into the lobby of the Heartland of Marion one chilly March day, his heart ...


Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

It's hard to imagine how one chicken ovum and one 17-year-old could bring the world so much joy. Egg Boy made that happen.


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


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.


"I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all."  Mamamia

Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.


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.


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 ...


Upper Valley businesses stung by alleged payroll tax embezzlement scheme  Valley News

WEST LEBANON — Every Friday afternoon, without fail, Ryan Wall would pull up in his car at the offices of J.A.S. Auto in White River Junction to personally ...


 
 
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