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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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Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best Deals on Travel Gear  WIRED

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Readers discuss how children learn to read and the best way to teach reading.

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The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the ...

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On the second floor of the Supreme Court building, in a room not open to the public, a 14-year-old girl stood in front of a lectern and described the moment she ...

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The fourth title in Guardian Australia's Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author's 'heart on a plate'. • 'I had to be manic': Tara June Winch on her ...

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The alleged killer of a teenage girl wanted her to take five final words to the grave. Bianca Devins, 17, who recently graduated from high school and aspired to ...

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A photographer has gone viral after sharing an open letter to a wedding guest who ruined her perfect photo of the bride.

Xfinity Mobile opens its BYOD plan to Android phones  Android Central

Xfinity Mobile has announced that it has expanded its BYOD plan to include Android phones. Although, it should have said Samsung phones, because so far the ...

Google Translate could be coming to the Recents screen on Android Q  Android Central

A new feature that could add Google Translate to the Recents screen in Android Q was recently discovered.

Google Translate's Instant Camera Learns New Tricks  MakeUseOf

Google Translate's Instant Camera has some new tricks to show off. Including the ability to translate 88 languages in an instant.

We Heart: The Boss Squad Driving Women's Political Campaigns Forward  Ms. Magazine

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It Might Be Time to Update the Old 'Alfa-Bravo-Charlie' Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obscura

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Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar  Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed ...

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Justin James Moe was charged in Payne County District Court for stalking in June after violating a protective order placed on him by a woman who lives in ...

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One month after its contentious gag order was swept under the rug, Adelaide City Council has faced renewed criticism for mandating that councillors behave ...

Samsung smartphones will get One UI 2.0 along with the Android Q update  Android Central

Samsung will roll out version 2.0 of its One UI interface for Galaxy smartphones along with the Android Q update, according to a report from SamMobile.

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After a long wait, Motorola has finally started seeding the Android Pie update for the unlocked Moto G6 variant in the U.S..

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Prime Day is a wrap for 2019, but that doesn't mean the deals have stopped. Amazon is offering its Prime members a chance to snag a post-Prime Day deal on ...

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The Nokia 9 PureView is on sale for just $499 on Prime Day, making it the ideal time to test out the phone's five-camera array.

Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

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Google Keep Notes isn't as basic as it seems. Here are 10 tips and tricks so you can unlock its full potential.

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Biofuels made from cooking oil, algae or food waste could cur carbon pollution from airplanes and reduce "flight shame" among travelers.

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An aspiring Comanchero who allegedly shot up the home of a former club president has been granted bail to attend his grandfather's funeral interstate. The Jun.

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Linda Hurlbut of Louisville, a faithful daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend went home to be with her Savior Jesus on July 14, 2019.

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There is a new way to contact emergency responders in Kenosha County. Cell phone users can now text 911 when they are in need.

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The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

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The 8 most sophisticated phone scams right now the average person falls for  Business Insider

Phone scams are as big a problem now as they ever were — and some of the most devious scams are growing in popularity.

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.

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When a woman's elderly mother began to make constant anxious phone calls, she decided to leave her some “words of reassurance”. Writing on a whiteboard ...

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A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.

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The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.

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While the original Google Pixel was not waterproof or water-resistant, subsequent versions of the phone are varying degrees of water-resistant.

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Former President Bush's last words spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

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