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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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Jamal Khashoggi: Final words of slain journalist revealed  9news.com.au

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, ...


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?


OnePlus CEO interview: ‘We would definitely make’ a smaller phone, but not yet  Android Authority

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau gave an interview in which he discusses OnePlus 6T sales figures, the upcoming OnePlus TV, and the idea of making a smaller ...


Vivo's New Dual Display Phone Has a Unique Solution for Avoiding the Notch  Tom's Guide

Nobody likes notches or bezels, and some phone makers have adopted creative strategies for avoiding both. Oppo, for example, built a phone called the Find X ...


This Is How You Can Finally Stop Procrastinating  Forbes

I don't feel like doing it. Writing that grant application. Placing an important sales call. Editing a book chapter. Many entrepreneurs and executives have tasks that ...


The best deals on 2018's 'Phone of the Year' - the Huawei P20 Pro  TechRadar

This is the best deal you are going to get on the Huawei P20 Pro right now - no upfront costs and just £33 a month for big data.


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

Google is testing a new feature that spells out how to pronounce a word. The new Learn to Pronounce option, spells out "onomatopoeia" as ...


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


Purported ‘real-life’ photo shows off the Galaxy S10’s stunning design  BGR

Samsung earlier this week announced the first Galaxy phone to feature an exciting Infinity-O display. The selfie camera appears in a hole that has been punched ...


School phone ban would be a backward step  Fairfield City Champion

Recently there has been much talk about banning students from having mobile phones in schools. Being a digital dinosaur you would expect me to agree with ...


Jamal Khashoggi's last words revealed in transcript  ABC 57 News

(CNN) -- "I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in ...


OnePlus 6T comes with integrated Google Lens and that makes it smarter, more useful  India Today

OnePlus 6T is one of the few phones in the market that support the Google Lens functionality natively in its camera app.


‘I spy’  DAWN.com

“IT'S not paranoia if they really are out to get you.” For Ahmed Mansour, a human rights activist hailing from the UAE, those are words to live by; after all, ...


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 ...


Samsung, OnePlus' 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now  CNET en Espanol

5G phones and networks are almost here, promising amazing feats like downloading entire TV seasons in minutes, and enabling cities full of driverless cars that ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT Albuquerque

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition first look: Is it worth the extra £150? Review  TrustedReviews

The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition has just launched, bringing a slick new look, super-fast charging technology and extra oomph to the already excellent OnePlus ...


'I was on Instagram. The baby fell down the stairs': is your phone use harming your child?  The Guardian

As new research looks at the impact of distracted parenting on child development, we talk to families about the battle with 'technoference'


Robert R. Chapman: Tribune misses mark on Dec. 7  Greeley Tribune

This probably will not be published but I just have to comment that in the paper for Dec. 7 there was not one article in regard to the 77th Anniversary of the attack ...


A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times

Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...


The meaning of the words of the year  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 ...


Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds  Motherboard

A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being ...


Beware: Grandparent scam returns to Lee County to steal money from elderly  NBC2 News

A new twist on an old scheme and people are falling for it hook, line and sinker.


Details about naming scheme, future plans, market conditions and Nokia 9 discussed in latest interview  Nokiamob

HMD's Chief Marketing Officer for Germany Britta Gerbracht did an interesting interview with German tech site WinFuture.de at a local press briefing for the Nokia ...


Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone  The Verge

As Qualcomm, Ericsson, Verizon, AT&T, and Samsung gather in Hawaii to show off 5G, the immaturity of this new networking standard is taking center stage.


On-stage mistake means OnePlus won't have the first Snapdragon 855 phone  Engadget

OnePlus was thrust into the limelight earlier this week when CEO Pete Lau announced on-stage that one of its 2019 flagship phones would be the first device to l ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to Apple's iPhone sales problem  The Australian Financial Review

Apple is having trouble selling its latest iPhones, say many reports, but there's an easy way for the company to solve the problem.


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.


Google just brought the live visual search powers of Google Lens to iPhone  BGR

Google Lens is one of those neat that Google keeps coming up with. Many Android users are probably familiar with it, especially Pixel owners, as the app can ...


Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?  The Guardian

For decades, Childline and Samaritans have offered a friendly ear. But how does that work when so many of us would rather text, email or instant message?


48MP Xiaomi phone could be a Redmi device and not Mi 9, to feature in-screen selfie camera  India Today

Xiaomi President Lin Bin recently shared an intriguing teaser image of a phone with 48MP primary camera on the rear panel. The phone, Bin confirmed, will be ...


Saidat still battling bullies with song, dance and words  The London Free Press

Fifteen years on and Saidat Vandenberg still is determined to change the world.The 46-year-old American-born performer known simply as Saidat — who sings ...


With resolve and a cell phone, blind refugee resumes school  UNHCR

Determined to get an education, Syrian teenager Alaa made the most of a gift from a relative to overcome communication barriers and thrive at school in ...


Pete Holmes talks filming his HBO special in Portland, and 'clean' vs. 'dirty' comedy  OregonLive.com

While Portlanders might think our city is a tempting target for jokes, comedian Pete Holmes doesn't take potshots at the Rose City in his new, Portland-filmed ...


Foldable phones of the future could use this super thin bendable glass  CNET

The makers of Gorilla Glass gave us an exclusive look at the ultrathin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones.


Pair charged with trafficking meth/heroin from Mexico to Bay Area  The Mercury News

OAKLAND — Two Bay Area residents are facing 20 years in federal prison for allegedly trafficking meth and heroin that they were acquiring from a source in ...


Judge’s words to Fresno mom may not have been offensive to him, but they are to me  The Fresno Bee

Judges have a difficult job, and jury duty is an important civic responsibility that many try to dodge. That said, Superior Court Judge James Petrucelli's comments ...


Artists, TTC edge toward agreement over how to display contentious subway art  The Globe and Mail

The Lightspell art installation allows members of the public to type thoughts into computer terminals at the station – which would then be spelled out in overhead ...


George H.W. Bush's last words were "I love you, too," James Baker says on "Face the Nation"  CBS News

Baker, one George H.W. Bush's closest friends and aides, was with the former president when he passed away at the age of 94.


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  Fox News

A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five ...


Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase or title in which the first and last words are the same. I'll give you the middle word (and a ...


Man says he received condolence call from Pope Francis after father's death  Today Show

Matias Verna says Pope Francis called him to offer condolences on the death of his father, Dr. Mario Verna, who developed a friendship with the pope as a teen.


In Just 3 Words, Warren Buffett Dropped the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today  Inc.

In a very brief interview, Buffett shared words of wisdom for young workers.


Spyware is endangering people’s lives  Deccan Chronicle

Pegasus is capable of logging keystrokes, and thus can read what you're typing before it is encrypted.


Edmonton boy battling H1N1 gets surprise from CISN Country’s Christmas Wish  Global News

On Tuesday, the CISN Country morning show team surprised a local family as part of the radio station's 3rd Annual CISN Country's Christmas Wish.


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 ...


Nasty Neighborhood Squabble Includes Racial Slur & Dog Defecation  CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter. MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood near Miami Lakes, people decorate their homes for ...


'The plan was out the window': How the Camp Fire became California’s deadliest  ABC10.com KXTV

An ABC10 Originals investigation finds the Paradise area was caught with no plan to evacuate people from a disaster the size of the Camp Fire. Many were ...


How Should The Ravens Handle Pat Ricard’s Racist And Homophobic Tweets?  CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens have a big decision to make this week, and it's not about who will start their next game. On Saturday night ...


The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You  The Wall Street Journal

Pushing mobile devices to become ever-more reliant on Wi-Fi seemed like a good solution to the problem of mobile bandwidth, but now it's causing as many ...


Jio vs Google, Did Google Launch a JioPhone Killer Called WizPhone WP006 for Under Rs. 500? Check Out  MySmartPrice

The WizPhone WP006 4G feature phone is an interesting device that Google introduced in Indonesia. It could challenge the JioPhone.


Vivian Balakrishnan phones Malaysian counterpart, calls for maritime intrusions to cease [Today Online]  Gov.sg

SINGAPORE — Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday (Dec 5) called on Putrajaya to cease its intrusions into Singapore's territorial waters ...


The best gift for your ageing parent is the gift of your time  The Guardian

Searching for that elusive present, we might be neglecting the one that is most obvious.


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

After recent scandals in the poetry world, the Cut spoke to three women with a history of plagiarism.


What are you smocking? A brief guide to Trump's many misspellings.  The Week Magazine

Practically every week, there's a minor hullabaloo over President Trump's shaky grasp of the English language, from his head-scratching grammatical tics to his ...


How Do I Send Voice Messaging On Instagram? The New Feature Helps You Connect With Your Friends  Bustle

It's 2018 — does anyone actually talk on the phone anymore? OK, yes, your mom and your BFF are probably still on the iPhone equivalent of a speed-dial, but ...


Kirkland Lake Gold Increases Quarterly Dividend Payment Toronto Stock Exchange:KL  GlobeNewswire

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (“Kirkland Lake Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX:KL) (NYSE:KL) (ASX:KLA) is pleased ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


Bastille tease new ‘Other People’s Heartache’ mixtape with cryptic phone line service  NME Live

Bastille are teasing the fourth instalment of their 'Other People's Heartache' mixtape series, with cryptic phone lines revealing snippets of new music. Check out ...


Our long national nightmare is just beginning  The Seattle Times

We have a president who defrauded the American people to win office — and is now protected by the immunity that his office confers. All it takes is 34 votes in ...


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.


Danny Green says bagged milk in Canada 'needs to change'  Yahoo Sports

Other American-born players have complained about this in Canada and the Toronto Raptors guard is the latest to plead for proper authorities to rectify the ...


Renee Sweeney fought for her life  The Sudbury Star

Renee Sweeney did not go down without a fight. The talented trombone player was a music and history student at Laurentian University when she was stabbed ...


22 People Who Were Duped Into Believing Really Weird Sh*t Was ‘normal.’  Someecards News

22 people who were duped into believing really weird sh*t was 'normal.'


Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10  Windows Central

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.


5 New Year's Resolutions For Introverts Who Want To Change Their Mindset In 2019  Elite Daily

If you're someone who typically gets drained from living in a largely extroverted world, I feel you on a spiritual level. Many introverts draw strength from solitude, ...


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.


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.


How cities can lead on climate change solutions  Grist

The latest United Nations climate change report paints a dire picture, but IPCC co-chair Debra Roberts says urban residents have a critical role to play in ...


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


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.


Watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 15 Episode 16 Online  Heavy.com

Tonight is the season 15 finale of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". Get the info on the KUWTK episode and how to watch it online by cable-free live ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


3 Dividend Stocks You Absolutely Know Will Be Bigger in 10 Years  The Motley Fool Canada

With markets off to a shaky start in the fourth quarter, you can be confident that these three companies including Canadian National Railway (USA)(NYSE:CNI)


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, ...


TOGETHER ALONE  Radio New Zealand

The carport where Naylar Uisa almost died is made from pieces of old wood nailed together, and a tarpaulin draped over the front. Tucked in between two state ...


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

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


This dual-screen phone has displays on the front and back  Liliputing

There have been a handful of dual-screen smartphones over the years. The ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen phone that gives you an almost tablet-sized screen ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


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 ...


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?'


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 ...


 
 
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