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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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Why 2018’s words of the year leave me speechless  The Advertiser

eet A toxic single-use tender-age shelter was revealed as a deepfake due to revelations its incel members were involved in cakeism and nomophobia.


Susie O'Brien: Dictionary's new words leaving me speechless  Daily Telegraph

Yeet A toxic single-use tender-age shelter was revealed as a deepfake due to revelations its incel members were involved in cakeism and nomophobia.


Max Meyer's final phone call before avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


Tourism war of words  Latrobe Valley Express

Gippsland's peak tourism body has hit back at suggestions the organisation is "abandoning Walhalla and the mountain rivers region" and that its chief executive ...


'Dirty John' True Story: How This Sydney Woman Triumphed Over Her Abuser  ELLE Australia

When Kay Schubach listened to the Dirty John podcast, she was stunned by how similar it was to her true story experience of domestic abuse. Here, she speaks ...


In 7 Words, Katelyn Ohashi Explains Why Her Gymnastics Routine Went Viral  Inc.

When you change the way you feel inside, the performer the audience sees will change.


A Way-Too-Deep Dive on the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James Phone Call  Sports Illustrated

Asking three very important questions about Kyrie Irving and LeBron James's mysterious phone call about veteran leadership.


Red telephone boxes redux: rejuvenating the classic kiosk  E&T Magazine

The iconic red phone box is an engineering wonder, as well as a persisting symbol of British identity, but in the age of the mobile phone what can you do with a ...


Words of Encouragement Provide Strength for the Fight  Curetoday.com

“You've got this,” my brother said, as I shared concerns over an upcoming visit with the oncologist. His vote of confidence gave me a much-needed infusion of ...


The Zanco Smart Pen Is a Modern Day Talkboy  Gizmodo

Zanco's Smart Pen isn't actually a pen, it's barely a phone (and not very smart), and the company behind it sounds like an outfit that supplies Wile E. Coyote with ...


Microsoft will finally kill off Windows Phone support this year  Pocket-lint.com

Microsoft acknowledged back in 2017 that it would no longer be developing Windows Phone, but it has now announced it will completely cease support.


Biometrics vs. the Fifth Amendment  Slate

Privacy advocates may love a judge's recent ruling on this, but it doesn't … actually make sense.


Roger Daltrey Recalls Tearful Calls From Keith Moon  Ultimate Classic Rock

Roger Daltrey recalled how late Who drummer Keith Moon could be “incredibly tragic,” especially toward the end of his life, when the singer received tearful ...


“What Is Peppa?” – Viral Ad Campaign for 'Peppa Pig' Movie Makes the British Pig More Chinese Than Ever  What's on Weibo

A new ad campaign for the upcoming Peppa Pig movie features a grandfather living in rural China who goes on a quest to find out what Peppa is.


Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia  Digital Trends

HMD Global, a Finnish startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it's ...


The biggest competition for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone might come from an unexpected place  BGR

Samsung's first foldable smartphone is confirmed to launch in the first half of the year, and the handset won't have that many rivals, as other vendors are yet to ...


Mum who died in remote WA outback 'may have had medical episode'  9news.com.au

Western Australian mother-of-two Felicity Shadbolt may have had a medical episode in 46C heat days before her body was found in a remote outback region.


Android Q dreaming: Imagine the notification inbox  Computerworld

Smartphone notifications come and go and are all too easy to get lost in the shuffle. What if there were a better way?


Aiia Maasarwe's Bundoora murder has shaken Melbourne. Here's what we know so far  ABC News

The murder of Arab-Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne's north has sent shockwaves through the city and led to an outpouring of grief and ...


Is this what Apple’s first foldable phone will look like?  BGR

Samsung has a huge year ahead when it comes to new smartphone launches, as the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy F on February ...


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 ...


Online dating: ‘Synchronicity is everything’  The Australian

Impatient creative type, hopeless at DIY, recently separated from wife of 30 years and prostate of twice that time span, now emerging from brief encounter with ...


Chinese envoy to Canada warns of 'repercussions ' if Ottawa bans Huawei from 5G mobile phone network  CBC.ca

China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa of possible repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to ...


How To Project Leadership Presence In A Virtual Environment  Forbes

Being perceived as a leader is the essence of leadership presence. While most of my coaching focuses on helping leaders enhance their presence in ...


IRS Phone Scam Victimizes Residents in Stafford: Police  Fredericksburg, VA Patch

Authorities recently have received several reports of Stafford residents being fleeced by bogus Internal Revenue *Service* agents: SCSO. By Skip Wood, Patch ...


With just a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, the rumor spotlight is on an ultra-powerful and feature-packed 'Galaxy S10 X' 5G model  INSIDER

With just over a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, more rumors are swirling over its anticipated new top-of-the-line phone, expected to be ...


McDonald’s employee repeatedly uses racial slur in confrontation with black customer  Washington Post

The employee continued to use the slur despite the customer's threat that he'd put the video on WorldstarHipHop.


Dad's tragic final words to wife before he stepped out in front of traffic  Mirror Online

Steven Mason, 49, crashed into a HGV on the M62 in a suicide attempt and then walked into oncoming traffic.


Dua Saleh: Nūr EP | Review  Pitchfork

The debut EP from the Sudan-born, Twin Cities-based singer, poet, and activist reveals an artist with a warm, sophisticated sound and captivating presence on ...


Woman killed in Springfield was loving, talkative, resilient, family says  Springfield News-Leader

Police say Cheyenne Dancause was shot to death Tuesday at a home on Locust Street.


No one knows how to talk to me about my PTSD  The Globe and Mail

I've been fighting PTSD for a long time, Anna Wilson writes, and no one around me knows what to say.


‘Pick up the phone now’: Nenshi slams Kenney’s take on Green Line progress  Global News

WATCH: Mayor Naheed Nenshi is taking issue with UCP Leader Jason Kenney's comments on Facebook about the Green Line, saying if Kenney wants to know ...


Phone Apps May Soon Predict Teen Depression  Voice of America

Researchers are testing smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence, or AI, to predict depression and possible self-harm.


In their own words: Excerpts from finalists’ essays for Hillsborough’s Excellence in Education  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — Three educators will be recognized on Jan. 24 as the top teacher, diversity teacher and support employee in the Hillsborough County public school ...


Her Sext-and-Skype Boyfriend Got Busted By His Wife and Now He Doesn't Have Time For Her  TheStranger.com

Five months ago I started an online relationship with a married man. I'm married myself. We started out having fun, having casual online flirting that turned into ...


My 87-year-old dad got duped by a phone scam — it's more common than you'd think  Chicago Tribune

Before I get into the wickedly executed scam, know that my dad is an educated man. He has a doctor of medicine degree, a master's in public health and a ...


Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten  Lifehacker

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words ...


Probation for Pa. woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend during domestic dispute  PennLive

During a domestic altercation, a woman who received probation in the case killed her boyfriend with a steak knife to his chest after he smashed her phone.


Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown  Gizmodo

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy ...


Brexit impact, de-icing trains, Braille e-reader and more: best of the week's news  E&T Magazine

E&T staff pick the news from the past week that caught their eye and reflect on what these latest developments in engineering and technology mean to them.


In their words: Women’s March activists on the movement, two years later  Washington Post

Millions of women across the country and around the world joined in protest on Jan. 21, 2017, for the Women's March on Washington. For many, it was an ...


Howes: Engler's resignation further proof of a poorly managed university  Michigan Radio

It didn't take long. Just a few weeks after Democrats gained a 6-2 majority on Michigan State's board of trustees, interim President John Engler is out .


'SMILING SATAN': Selfie statue causes outrage among Roman Catholics in Spain  Euro Weekly News

A STATUE depicting a 'friendly Satan' taking a selfie has caused indignation among Roman Catholics in Spain who have started a petition claiming it is.


How your voice hides clues about your love life  BBC News

The way we speak to a partner can betray our true feelings behind the words we use, and artificial intelligence has learned to pick up on these to predict whether ...


Explainer | How a new feature called 'tokenisation' aims to secure your credit cards from frauds  Moneycontrol.com

The RBI has now made tokenisation feature formally available to all card networks. This feature is only available for purchases if you buy through your mobile ...


Review: Kamala Harris in her own words  America Magazine

In her new memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, Senator Kamala D. Harris, Democrat of California, positions herself as an underdog, a savvy “top ...


The SciFri Book Club Reads 'The Fifth Season'  Science Friday

The SciFri Book Club will tackle earthquakes and human disaster response with an apocalyptic work of science fiction by N.K. Jemisin.


Detainees Are Trickling Out of Xinjiang’s Camps  Foreign Policy

This has become one of the most common phrases heard among the Uighur, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz communities outside China, both in private conversations and ...


Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion  The New York Times

If you have trouble remembering names, faces or phone numbers, these tips from memory champions and neuroscientists can help.


Word of the Year 2018: Toxic, misinformation, nomobhobia among words that defined 2018 as per various top dictionaries  India Today

The year 2018 has come to an end and amongst the hundreds of words added to all the popular dictionaries, a few stand out, including terms such as 'toxic', ...


We Don't Need Tech to Help Us Be Better. We Need Tech to Be Better.  The Wire

After a decade of relentless outward optimism and secret internal wilting, we're all finally admitting that swiping, tapping and scrolling our way through life hasn't ...


How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You’re Doing  The New York Times

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, S.L. editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life.


Commodification of obscenity and the culture of consumerismin books  The Standard

Mark Manson's book The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life has been quite the sensation among the reading ...


Mary Oliver’s Poems Taught Me How to Live  The New York Times

It is no exaggeration to say that Mary Oliver gave me the blueprint, the road map, for the rest of my life.


Support equality ordinance | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jan. 15. To the editor: I am writing in support of Ordinance 6093, the nondiscrimination ordinance currently before the City Council. As a longtime Fairbanksan, ...


For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than ‘We Got Her’  The New York Times

CHICAGO — When Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road on Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators.


Letter to My Younger Self | Ty Law  The Players' Tribune

Your story could end here and it would be one happy-ass ending. But you're gonna play 15 years in the league. There's so much more to come.


How Kabila's election strategy unraveled in Congo  Reuters UK

In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the ...


Your storm survival kit: Milk and eggs are fine, but here's what you really need  Allentown Morning Call

No matter how it shapes out, a snowstorm is coming and we run the risk of losing power. Here's what you really need to have on hand to ride it out.


The Anxious Comedy of Howie Mandel  Rolling Stone

These days, Howie Mandel is hanging in there OK, all things considered. “In my humble opinion, I'm doing fine,” is what he says. On the plus side, he's got his ...


Spectre Unmasked: Racist 'Alt-Right' Podcaster Used To Be Local Reporter  Southern Poverty Law Center

A notorious white nationalist podcaster with a history of instigating harassment campaigns and threats of violence against reporters is in fact a journalist himself, ...


Polk sheriff: 'Deviant' Mexican national arrested for molesting child  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (FOX 13) - Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his deputies arrested a man for sexually abusing a child for 5 years of her life, starting at the ...


Donald Trump: Dems to probe report Michael Cohen was told to lie  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – A pair of House Democratic committee chairmen vowed Friday to investigate allegations in a published report that President Donald Trump ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


A mother's plea: End the 'she'll be right' attitude to life and safety  Stuff.co.nz

Ice gripped Jane Mair's stomach when she could not contact her son. Then two police officers walked down the drive.


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?


Geek of the Week: Jillian Garber of Sonos tackles complex problems in software and on rock walls  GeekWire

When Jillian Garber was studying physics in college, she learned how to break down and approach problems in general, not just execute the specific challenge ...


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.


The State of the Union address should go away forever  Chicago Tribune

Agree or not with the politics driving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to try to prevent President Donald Trump from delivering his State of the Union address, let's ...


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 ...


Alleged killers of man who murdered toddler 'discovered his past just hours before brutal stabbing'  WalesOnline

David Gaut had moved into a flat in New Tredegar just six weeks before he was allegedly murdered by three men.


How one nervous breakdown put an end to a cycle of abuse  ABS-CBN News

After waking up from sleepwalking in a near stranger's house, Celine Lopez finally faced the truth about the destructive cycle that perpetuated in her life. “When ...


So, I Got an Email From Matthew Whitaker’s Wife  Slate

Marci Whitaker, wife of the acting attorney general, says the Mueller investigation is “wrapping up.”


Freelance fintech — can apps replace accountants?  Financial Times

“Come and file your self-assessment tax return — ON A SKY DIVE!” When this offer from an online accountancy *service* pinged into my email inbox, I was ...


Google Pixel 3 Lite Benchmarked — And It Isn’t Pretty  Tom's Guide

But will the Google Pixel 3 Lite attract budget-friendly shoppers?


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.


Pamela Smart got four boys to kill her husband nearly 29 years ago. Now, they're free. She isn't.  Washington Post

People still write her letters and prominent feminists have come to her aid. What is the enduring appeal of this murderess?


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.


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.


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 ...


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


Now Wait for This Week  The Cut

In “Now Wait for This Week,” the award-winning writer Alice Sola Kim tells a story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays. It will appear in the ...


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...


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host's 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


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 ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


Former President Bush's last words 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.


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.


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

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Huawei launches StorySign app : Reading books with sign language  EFTM

If you don't have a child who's deaf or has a hearing impairment you've probably not thought about how different story time each night must be in those situations ...


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.


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 ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


 
 
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