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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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An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.

Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

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How to Avoid 'Avengers: Endgame' Spoilers Online  WIRED

The reviews for Avengers: Endgame—the final installment in a decade-long run of Marvel films—have landed. The movie itself hits thousands of theaters ...

How to play Snapchat's Snap Games on your phone: Your questions answered  CNET

Snapchat has begun rolling out its own set of games called Snap Games. Similar to Pokemon Go, you can team up with your friends and play together. Like with ...

Macquarie Group launches telco Nu Mobile to sell used phones to Aussies  Business Insider Australia

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Call me old fashioned, but I'll never take a mobile phone on my adventures  Telegraph.co.uk

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Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, starts preorders for $1,300 Galaxy S10 5G  The Verge

Verizon said it would deploy 5G in more than 30 cities in 2019. Today it's naming 20 cities, in addition to Chicago and Minneapolis where the *service* has ...

Ramy’s Horniest Scene Reminded Me of My Temporary Marriage  The Cut

My secret was so well kept that I'd barely thought about it until the premiere of the sexually complex new Hulu comedy Ramy, a series about Muslim-American ...

The Incipio Aerolite case is a clumsy Galaxy S10 owner's best friend  Android Central

Incipio's new Aerolite case aims to bring serious drop protection to the Galaxy S10 in a slim, lightweight profile. Is it worth the steep asking price? Let's find out.

Own The Stage: Here's Why Your Presentation Needs A Twitter-Friendly Headline  Entrepreneur

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Mastercard’s plan to save Australian retailers from payment fraud scams  NEWS.com.au

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The Galaxy Fold Fiasco Is Bad for Samsung—and Even Worse for Folding Phones  Fortune

After a scourge of bad reviews citing broken displays, Samsung has delayed the debut of its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone. “To fully evaluate this feedback ...

Avengers: Endgame leaked footage -- How to avoid spoilers online  CNET

Avengers: Endgame's ending has leaked online. Here's how to avoid finding out what happens to everyone's favorite superhero alliance until you see the movie.

Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front  TechCrunch

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Tom Arnold Secretly Recorded Call In Which Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Walked Back Some Guilty Pleas  Deadline

How many red flags can you spot in this sentence: Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen took a phone call in March from comedian Tom Arnold, in the ...

Facebook is Killing Off its Messenger Codes Option  Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it's killing off Messenger Codes, meaning that if you're utilizing them in your marketing approach, you'll need to update your ...

Can I use a tablet as a replacement for my smartphone?  TechRadar

I ditched my smartphone for a few days to see if a tablet would work in its place.

Oklahoma man convicted of killing transgender woman  Washington Post

An Oklahoma judge told a man to pray for salvation before sentencing him to life in prison without parole for killing a transgender woman in 2017 at an ...

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Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.

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Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”

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Whether for business or personal use, it never hurts to know another language.

Fortune Smiles Upon Reptaliens - Music  TheStranger.com

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Prince William arrives in Christchurch  The Canberra Times

Prince William has arrived in Christchurch to thank emergency staff who worked through the aftermath of deadly shootings at the city's mosques, but not before...

In My Own Words: Wayne Chrebet's Undrafted-to-Ring of Honor Journey  newyorkjets.com

Former Jets Wide Receiver Tells the Story of His Draft Experience, Career.

Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back  WIRED

The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he's come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from ...

Nicolet Bank Senior Spotlight: McKayleigh Piper - De Pere softball  The Press-Times

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James, 25, account manager, meets Emily, 24, events coordinator.

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Tim Cook insists he doesn't want customers looking at their screens all the time. But Apple's push into services says otherwise.

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Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

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Martin County Jailhouse calls released in Austin Harrouff case Jon Shainman 5:28 PM, Apr 24  WPTV.com

Father of accused double murderer: Crimes "not necessarily your fault"

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Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.

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The civilian attorney for a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes has filed a motion in the case accusing the prosecution and investigators of suppressing witness ...

Mueller Report findings: What Donald Trump actually did in 2016  Vox.com

In the midst of the Mueller report's lengthy chronicle of Trump associates' contacts with Russia or other shady characters during the 2016 campaign, there's ...

Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone  WIRED

Most of the meetings of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous take place online, which is more sensible than it sounds. Colloquy via web-based ...

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On Tuesday, a congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism and hate crimes in America inspired a particularly striking moment — one which soon went ...

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It's back from the brink but is it worth it? We put Apple's smallest tablet to the test.

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Four words no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” But that's what the Minnesota Legislature has decreed for drivers who use cellphones. “Hands-free” rules go ...

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A Membertou man says the education system is protecting an abuser over his daughter. “It's about a teacher's assistant who said mean things to a little girl,” said ...

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People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it...

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The literary world was a more interesting place with JT LeRoy around, even though he never was, really. The pen name of author Laura Albert, "JT" was an ...

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Before our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed on this one most-important parenting rule: There would be no ridiculous baby talk at our house.

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Good Times Restaurants to Release First Quarter Earnings Results on Thursday, May 9, 2019  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

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An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed ...

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The parents of a young woman who was murdered while jogging through a park have delivered scathing words to their daughter's killer in gut-wrenching impact ...

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Muslim voters are becoming a more significant part of the electorate, but some fear a loss of momentum as controversy surrounds the congresswoman.

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State Sen. Maureen Walsh said she has received nearly 2000 decks of playing cards since last Friday when video of her remarks were circulated online.

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How Biden Plans to Steamroll the 2020 Democratic Field  New York Magazine

Joe Biden has been reaching out to old allies like Terry McAuliffe and Harry Reid, hoping to show he has more institutional support than all the other Democratic ...

Convicted Bridgegate figure says Christie managed to 'escape justice'  POLITICO

NEWARK — A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison for her role in the George Washington ...

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A team of UCSF scientists has created a computer decoder that can translate brain signals that control the way a person makes sound into synthetic speech that ...

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Writing in prison isn't the same as writing outside. A prisoner exists beneath an aggravated form of disenfranchisement behind these walls. It's a form of ...

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.

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Bullets are about to fly across Deadwood's muddy thoroughfare. But first, poetry. It's a crisp November morning at Melody Ranch, the venerable Santa Clarita ...

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Ashley names her abuser. Family members plead his case. And the mother who fought to adopt her, .

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An alleged manslayer who was out on bail appeared in court today on new charges but tearfully told that the magistrate that police had the wrong man. “I am an ...

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I picture myself as a detached intellect, cool under pressures both real and imagined. My history of infrequent but unavoidable fainting proves that definitively ...

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In 'The Castle on Sunset,' Hollywood historian Shawn Levy retraces the comedian's final days inside the Chateau Marmont.

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The private Jesuit university in Managua, Nicaragua, where priest Chepe Idiáquez works is one of a series of Catholic institutions that have been attacked, ...

Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...

Syracuse man's threat list: A president, congresswoman, NAACP, arena, mayor  syracuse.com

Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 61-year-old Stephen Taubert to prison for threatening to kill President Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, ...

How Wichita brewers come up with names for their craft beer  Wichita Eagle

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Movie fans recognize those six words as a memorably corny line from the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.” But in Wichita, that's also ...

How To Find Discipline In A World Full Of Distractions  Forbes

Research tells us that you'll be happier when you begin to build the discipline to stay focused in a distracted world.

Death on the highway  CBC.ca

Fabiola Philippe died after her boyfriend dropped her at the side of Highway 417 in the middle of the night. Her remains were found 12 hours later. Her family is ...

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Justin Leslie won the press conference Thursday morning inside a packed room at D.L. Coliseum. With the Midwestern State men's basketball team standing in ...

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...

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Could the plucking of guitar strings also pluck landmines out of the earth? With When Flowers Fall on the Rain, the answer is yes. Having just been put on ...

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Li Li Leung, the new president of USA Gymnastics, has made her first big mistake. It's not career ending, but it certainly is disappointing. The woman who says ...

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Victim heard naming alleged Evansville killer in 911 call  Journal & Courier

Mary Woodruff's mother blotted tears from her eyes as her daughter's accused killer stared at video of the crime scene without an emotional response.

Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.

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 ...

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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?

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

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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.

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

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