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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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Cosmopolitan Australia

Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy reportedly had a tearful phone call before the royal wedding
Cosmopolitan Australia
While viewers thought they had a preeeeettty good idea what she was thinking (in the words of Yvonne Fair, 'it should have been me'), new reports of a phone call between Harry and Chelsy means we might have even more insight into exactly wtf was going ...
Royal Wedding: The Internet Had Words About Prince Harry's Ex-Girlfriend Moments Before the CeremonyPopCulture.com

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CNET

Vivo Apex's all-screen, no-notch phone comes June 12
CNET
Come June 12, Vivo will launch the Apex phone, a truly all-screen design with no notch, according to The Verge. So, where do they put the camera? No joke, it has a ... In other words, the phone's body vibrated. Vivo calls its version SoundCasting, and ...

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Digital Trends

Swapping an iPhone for a BlackBerry made me appreciate the physical keyboard
Digital Trends
After a few days adjusting to the shape of the phone, the angle of my thumbs, and settling into holding the phone “properly,” it was time to start typing at the 60-plus words-per-minute I'd seen people averaging out at on BlackBerry forums.



Courier Mail

The latest endangered species? People who thank you
Courier Mail
A study from Royal Society Open Science reviewed 1,057 conversations in eight different languages, and found that instances of using the words “thank you” — or their cultural equivalent — are mostly reserved for formal interactions. Like with the ...



ARNnet

Optus wins latest legal round against Telstra in advertising tussles ...
ARNnet
A Federal Court judge has found that Telstra engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct for the use of the word "unlimited" in some advertisements to describe ...
Telstra found to have misled with 'unlimited' adsComputerworld Australia

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Former IBM Australia MD to chair govt data standards body ...
Computerworld Australia
Andrew Stevens announced as interim chair of body charged with developing standards for the new Consumer Data Right.

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The Guardian

Grenfell victim's family plays audio of last words at public inquiry
The Guardian
The family of Denis Murphy, who died on the 14th floor and who had lived at Grenfell since before 1997, recalled his last phone call, made at 2.32am on 14 June last year. His sister, Anne-Marie Murphy, spoke of his passion for football – particularly ...

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The Conversation AU

AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation
The Conversation AU
The system takes “input” (shown on the left) which is the voice of the person it is talking to on the phone. The voice goes through automatic speech recognition (ASR) and gets converted into text (written words). The ASR is itself an advanced AI system ...



Digiday

How Chinese phone maker OnePlus markets its smartphones without a big paid media budget
Digiday
“We're not a company that makes a phone to have one selling point. Users tell us they still want [the headphone jack]. We don't believe in upselling people,” said Kyle Kiang, global head of marketing at OnePlus. “People reward us by spreading the word ...
[OnePlus 6][ROM][OTA][Oxygen OS] Mirrors for official Oxygen OS ROMs and OTA updates - OnePlus ForumsOnePlus Forums

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Telegraph.co.uk

Donald Trump 'ignores security advice' for the phone he tweets from
Telegraph.co.uk
White House staff capitalise random words, frame tweets with loosely connected ideas and use plenty of exclamation marks to echo the president, sources told the Boston Globe. Staff-written tweets reportedly go through an informal vetting process ...
Trump's Unsecured iPhones Make Clinton's Basement Server Look Like Fort KnoxVanity Fair
Trump Is Doing Same Thing He Demanded Clinton Be Locked Up ForNew York Magazine
Trump's clear double standard between Hillary Clinton's emails and his own cell phonesWashington Post

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