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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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ACMA


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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Mental Floss

Google Translate Now Lets Your Smartphone's Camera Read 13 More Languages in Real Time
Mental Floss
All you need to do to use it is to tap the app's camera icon and point your phone at the words you wish to decode, whether they're on a menu, billboard, or road sign. Almost immediately, the app replaces the text displayed on your camera with the ...

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The West Australian

Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235000 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 on the promotion of a horse race on the iconic sails.
Chaser projects Alan Jones' ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera HouseThe West Australian
Everest race betting suspended as Alan Jones apologises to Opera House bossThe Guardian
Petition · Defend Our Opera House: Support Louise Herron · Change.orgChange.org
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Forbes

The 5G Revolution Starts Next Year, And This Stock Will Double As A Result
Forbes
5G will also run on a new frequency that's never been used before. This is very important. It means every phone and computer will need new antennas and chips to connect to 5G. In other words, we will throw away our phones and buy new ones to get on 5G.



New York Times

The Pixel 3's Greatness Is Measured in Millimeters
Popular Mechanics
Sitting side by side, you could mistake last year's Pixel 2 and the Pixel 3 as the same phone. Both use a two-tone aluminum/glass construction, the size is nearly identical, and the power button still provides a splash of color (unless you opt for the ...
The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone's Smarts Shine Through Its AI-Driven CameraNew York Times
Google Pixel 3 Review: The Best Android Meets the Best CameraTom's Guide
Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rulesPCWorld
Ars Technica
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Android Central

The new Palm phone is exclusive to Verizon and costs $350
Android Central
Back in March of this year, it was reported that TCL was actively working on a new Android phone that would revive the iconic Palm brand and bring it back to market. A leaked image of said phone appeared a few months later in August, and now on October ...

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The Australian

When words fail me
The Australian
... he'd jot down phrases, lines, crumbs of ideas on a small notepad. Now he writes them in an app on the phone. Another app is for bursts of musical inspiration. “It's all on the phone now,” he says, “but there are a whole lot more melodies than there ...



Forbes

As 5G Launches, Consumers Couldn't Care Less. Here's Why They Should
Forbes
If you're like most cell phone users, you probably aren't paying attention to the slow rollout of 5G this year, including AT&T's recent announcement that it would bring superfast mobile connection speeds to 19 cities by early next year. But don't worry ...



T3

The Samsung Galaxy X pre-orders will be like trying to buy a Glastonbury ticket
T3
Now, going off past experience, to us here at T3.com the words "niche market" almost always means a very limited production run, and if Samsung is going to offer the Galaxy folding phone in markets worldwide, then the ability of tech enthusiasts being ...

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The Times

Victim Aysha Frade's last words to husband found on her phone
The Times
Aysha Frade's last words to her husband were preserved in an unsent text message written moments before she died. She was texting as she walked across Westminster Bridge to pick up their two daughters, aged nine and 12, when she was hit by the ...



CNBC

Kanye West's 000000 iPhone password and 7 other things you should never do
CNBC
The rapper joined President Trump for a working lunch and, at one point, pulled out his phone to show the president a GIF. The cameras behind him caught his iPhone PIN, "000000," and broadcast it live. By now, West has probably changed his PIN. But the ...
17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summitCNN
An Unreal Recap of Kanye West's Oval Office Face-Off With Donald TrumpW Magazine

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