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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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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton counsels Mike Pezzullo over intimidating phone call allegation  ABC News

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has counselled his departmental secretary Mike Pezzullo over concerns he intimidated a crossbench senator in a phone call ...

Southwest passenger sent lewd photos via AirDrop from stranger on her flight  Traveller

Kat Pitman was settling into her aisle seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago Friday morning, texting her husband, when her iPhone ...

With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...

The Joy of Writing a Book With My Dad  The Atlantic

For much of my life, he has told me we should work on a book together. When we finally did, it was more rewarding than I could have imagined.

BBC World Service - Heart and Soul, The wind phone, Japan's phone to the dead  BBC News

In the small town of Otsuchi in northern Japan, 2,000 residents were lost in the tsunami in 2011. One resident, who had already been grieving his cousin before ...

Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los ...

The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize  Macworld

It's time, folks. Time to admit Apple was right to introduce the notch for the iPhone X back in 2017. Oh, sure, it was fun to ridicule the little black strip at the time; ...

Big Little Lies: Shailene Woodley Unpacks That Heartbreaking Scene  Vanity Fair

This post contains spoilers for Big Little Lies Season 2. In Season 2, Episode 2 of Big Little Lies, Ziggy (Iain Armitage) discovers the truth about his father.

There's a Major Flaw in How We Look at Smartphone "Addiction", Says New Study  ScienceAlert

Smartphone addiction does not seem like a questionable thing to believe in. It exists. Surely it does, doesn't it?

7 things to know about the new, 10,000-word New Yorker story on Augusta National  Golf.com

The New Yorker unleashed a 10000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.

How to back up your Google Photos  The Verge

So now that automatic synchronization between Google Photos and Google Drive is going away, how can you be sure that your photos and videos are being ...

Frontier Communications Offering $1,000 To Ditch Your Smartphone For A Flip Phone For A Week  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How does $1,000 sound? It could be yours if you're willing to swap your smartphone with a flip phone for a week. Internet *service* ...

Cellphone holsters: why dads love them, and why they could come back  Vox.com

The Motorola Razr hit the market in the summer of 2004, and immediately it was a very big deal. This was the first cellphone whose fashionability was its main ...

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts  VICE

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat ...

Dear iPhone, I want to break up  Shreveport Times

I recently saw a funny post online. It was a chalkboard in a coffee shop with the following words “We don't have Wi-Fi. Talk to each other. Pretend it's 1995.

This is fatherhood: 7 dads describe the moment it got real  The Washington Post

To mark this Father's Day, we asked dads to describe a moment when they truly felt like a father, in 500 words or fewer. Here are some of our favorite essays.

Retail turnover figures worst in years: report  InDaily

Australians were less willing to splash their cash in stores in the three months to March, with retail turnover falling in the quarter for the first time in five years.

You can’t believe a word any of these people is saying – that’s the ‘deep fake’ era for you  The Guardian

We are entering an age in which you can no longer trust your ears or eyes. Bots, trolls and fake news merchants have demolished the idea that you can believe ...

Shazam on Android can now identify songs when you're wearing headphones  Android Central

The Shazam app for Android is getting a big update — including the ability to ID songs even when you're using headphones.

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writers.

Vigil seeks 'change' and 'healing' in aftermath of Webber shooting  The Daily Memphian

A vigil held Sunday in the wake of Brandon Webber's death remembered the father, son and friend. The event also called for healing and mending a broken ...

Florida State says privatizing athletics won’t change anything. Skeptics aren’t so sure.  The Washington Post

On Tuesday morning, Barbara Petersen — president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Florida nonprofit that advocates for open government — got a text ...

Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Union Leader

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type?

Watch CNN's Rick Santorum's pathetic attempt to justify Trump's confession that he welcomes election help from foreign governments  Media Matters for America

ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): Yeah, Sen. Santorum, on the subways in New York there are signs saying, you know, "If you see something, say something.

Gabe Grunewald Refused to Let Cancer Have the Last Word  Runner's World

She thought her purpose was to become one of the fastest runners in the country. But living with incurable cancer, Gabe realized her role in the sport was bigger ...

Words of power: the best books on leadership  The Guardian

As Theresa May steps aside, Eliane Glaser selects books examining authority from Machiavelli to Daphne du Maurier.

There’s an interactive UNKLE album you can walk around in London – and it’s stunning  NME Live

We've had the album since 1948. We've had the visual album since 2013. And now, thanks to creative producer Colin Nightingale, sound designer/creative ...

How to love a woman who has been hurt  The Standard

Do not be condescending or speak in a manner that suggests you are tired of her. Work on your healing too or your wounded heart will make you hurt her.

How did Mike Pezzullo become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat?  The Guardian

The home affairs secretary is seen as a Dutton loyalist; he's also been a Labor staffer and is considered a fiercely independent mandarin. So who's the real ...

5 New 2019 Fiction Releases That Are So Good, You'll Finish Them In A Day  Bustle

Like many, I have been ruined by the internet. Where once, I could read novels back to back, a flight of stairs away from my phone and not remotely concerned ...

Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt)  The New York Times

The workplace still isn't equal. Learn to dodge the land mines, fight bias and avoid burnout.

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane  The Atlantic

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

Fortnite CEO's humble journey  Fortune

A near-perfect profile of the low-key founder of Fortnite maker Epic Games, Tim Sweeney.

Teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving  WBRC

Michelle Lunsford is, unfortunately, familiar with the pain that distracted driving can cause.

Portland city attorney Tracy Reeve returns award for not speaking up about racist remark  OregonLive

Tracy Reeve, the Portland city attorney, has returned a professionalism award to the Multnomah Bar Association after one of her deputies made a racist remark ...

Charlie Jane Anders Crosses The Divide  HuffPost

Can humans learn to listen to the outsiders, the marginalized communities, the downtrodden? This sci-fi author thinks it may be our planet's best hope. By Claire ...

New William S. Burroughs Book Sheds Light On The Literary Legend's Influence On Music  NPR

The role William S. Burroughs played in shaping literature is well known. But his influence on rock and roll hasn't been as well-documented. Casey Rae's ...

Redmi K20 Pro with Snapdragon 855 India launch in few weeks, so what happens to Poco F2?  India Today

The confusion persists: There supposed to be Poco F2 in the Indian market, but so far the Xiaomi phone we all hear of is the high-end Redmi K20 pro.

Tired of #$%& passwords? Single Sign-on could be savior  USA TODAY

The experience we know as password hell could be radically changed for the better within the next year and a half to three years. Struggling to come up with ...

For My Father | By Coby White  The Players' Tribune

ne afternoon a few years ago, my mom called me into my parents' room. She was sitting on the bed when I walked in. My dad was outside in the front yard.

Soap Spoilers! The MUST see moments this week  RTE.ie

Check out all the biggest storylines coming up this week in your favourite soaps here! CORONATION STREET. Sarah lies to Bethany and says she's going to the ...

The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old  The New York Times

Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America's experiment with family separation as an immigration ...

Editorial: Yes, law should require FBI notification of foreign meddling  San Francisco Chronicle

Americans should not need to rely on the sound judgment and good ethics of a political campaign to determine whether it alerts the FBI of an attempt by foreign ...

Company will pay you $1000 to use a flip phone for one week  WKRC TV Cincinnati

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — One company is asking one smartphone addict to take a break from their device and get back to the times of old by “downgrading” to a ...

SoulCycle has come to the UK – but will Brits embrace £24 spin classes?  The Guardian

US fans include Oprah and Michelle Obama. Expect an 'inspirational' experience, low lights, tears – and amethyst crystals.

Sarah lies to Bethany on Coronation Street  RTE.ie

Sarah lies to Bethany and says she's going to the Midlands on business but she heads off to meet Adam instead. Rick appears on the street looking for Gary and ...

'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS  NPR

A German father struggles to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS ...

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.

6 Ways New Rent Laws Will Affect New Yorkers  The New York Times

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here's the sign-up.] It's Monday. Where is New York's biggest gay pride flag? It may be on Roosevelt Island, according to ...

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.

Rhett McKenzie Nelson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Rhett McKenzie Nelson is the suspect in the shooting of an off-duty sheriff's deputy in a Jack in the Box restaurant in Alhambra, California.

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure  The New Republic

What do your smartphone and the world's most advanced fighter jet have in common? The Trump administration can't protect them from hackers.

Treasured letters recall Berkeley 99-year-old's adventurous aunt  The Jewish News of Northern California

“I had a talk with a few people the other night, who have the stupid attitude of hate towards the Arabs and think of the Jew only in terms of the highest eulogy.

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...

Have we taught kids to deal with anger?  TT Newsday

A couple of weeks ago I was part of an investigating team into Cussgate, a WhatsApp video chat involving my ten-year-old son and a group of his classmates.

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 ...

Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down" Lyrics Celebrate LGBTQ Pride In So Many Ways — VIDEO  Bustle

"You need to calm down. You're being too loud." Taylor Swift's “You Need to Calm Down” lyrics and video celebrate LGBTQ pride in so many ways. The new ...

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 ...

'This was the greatest day of my life' - Fathers, sons and Pebble Beach  ESPN

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Everyone has that magical place, the spot their eyes need to see or their foot needs to step just once before they take in their last ...

Bills' actions speak louder than words with McCoy  WBEN

Before you even bring it up, no I'm not hating on LeSean McCoy because he spoiled Avengers: Endgame.Repeatedly over this offseason, the Buffalo Bills have ...

My father, Supreme Court justice and man of mystery  ABS-CBN News

The world that my dad inhabited—the world of lawyers, government, and politics—was always a mystery to me growing up. As he nears retirement age, I've ...

How the TODAY team celebrated Father's Day: Hoda, Dylan and more share sweet photos  TODAY

Happy Father's Day! The TODAY team shared sweet tributes on Instagram honoring the dads in their lives. It was the first Father's Day Hoda Kotb's partner, Joel ...

The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media  Truthout

Union drives at media organizations have been a source of rare good news for the labor movement.

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 set up Google Assistant on your iPhone or Android phone  Business Insider

You can set up Google Assistant and "OK Google," the voice command behind it, on an iPhone or Android phone. Here's how to do it on both.

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 ...

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.

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.

Exclusive: The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official  Reuters Canada

At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the ...

"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.

LifeProof Fre waterproof phone case is worth the $90 — review, photos  Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when ...

How to download Amazon Prime movies and shows to your phone or tablet  Business Insider

You should know how to download Amazon Prime movies and shows if you're headed somewhere without internet or watching your data usage. Here's how.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Google is working on a cheaper new smartphone that could rival the iPhone XR, report says  Business Insider

Google is said to be working on a new low-cost smartphone that will be cheaper than the $749 iPhone XR, according to a new report.

This is likely our best look yet at Motorola's revamped Razr flip phone with a foldable display  Business Insider

Design patents filed by Motorola in December 2018 were discovered after a Wall Street Journal report said that a new Razr flip-phone-style device with a ...

All the 5G phones announced so far  The Verge

“5G is here” was the straightforward claim plastered all over Qualcomm's booth at this year's Mobile World Congress. But while that might be true for the ...

Here's What Happened During Ted Bundy's Execution  Esquire

The serial killer was put to death ten years after the trial dramatized in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

'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, ...

MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.

Xiaomi, LG, and Nokia Android devices launch with Google Assistant  Business Insider

LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, and Vivo are all bringing out new devices with a dedicated Assistant button, but Huawei and Samsung are holding out.

Can iPhones get viruses? Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The everyday risk of viruses on the iPhone is virtually zero, but there are still some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.

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 ...

Google Assistant’s worst feature is still having to say ‘Hey Google’  The Verge

Recently, a few of us at The Verge who use Google Assistant devices in our homes started complaining about the whole “Hey Google / OK Google” thing. We all ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

Can I use predictive text on my PC to save typing?  The Guardian

Is there an intelligent keyboard app for Windows 10? I use Swype on my tablet, and apart from being faster than keyboard typing, I love the power of its intelligent ...

Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”  Harvard Business Review

To eliminate filler words, understand the role they play in your speech.

The 15 Best Two-Player Mobile Games to Play Anywhere  MakeUseOf

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, two-player mobile games are one of the best ways to spend your free time in a fun way.

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?'

Smartphones aren't designed for seniors, but these tweaks make them more accessible  Popular Science

For people with shaky hands or visual impairments, smartphones are fraught with blurry text and hard-to-press buttons. Here's how to make these devices easier ...

Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...

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 ...

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.

How to Use Google Lens to Translate Text from Books, Websites & More in Google Photos  WonderHowTo

Google Photos integrates with Google's ecosystem to bring you awesome features like the ability to identify landmarks, track down products you've ...

Phone booth cubicles are the hot new open plan office trend  Fast Company

A crop of new startups are racing to reinvent the cubicle, catering to businesses that want more private space for their employees.