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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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The US has extended the Huawei ban to 46 additional affiliates, though it's also extended the company's limited license by another 90 days.

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15-Year-Old Tweets from Smart Fridge After Mom Takes Her Smartphone Away  PEOPLE.com

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NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner chokehold death  Aljazeera.com

Garner's dying words, 'I can't breathe', became a flash point in the US debate over race and police use of force.

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The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...

Trump 'too busy' to take her phone call, a Democratic lawmaker said  Business Insider

Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas rejected the White House's invitation to join President Donald Trump on Wednesday during his visit to El Paso, where he is ...

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Ask The Salty Waitress: Customers won’t put down their phones to talk  The Takeout

Dear Salty, This isn't really a question, but I just need to vent to someone. I've been a bartender for 20 years, and in the past few years, I've noticed customers ...

Conor McGregor 'agrees to boxing match' after angry phone call with champion  Mirror Online

Conor McGregor has verbally accepted a challenge from Irish boxer Luke Keeler to meet in the boxing ring.

Sunday Puzzle: The Name Of The Game  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a famous person with only one name — either because they literally had only one name or because they are ...

Kathryn Thomas says wedding was 'best weekend of her life'  Irish Mirror

The RTE stunner got married to Padraig McLoughlin at Kilkea Castle in Kildare and shared her thoughts on Instagram.

Hackers could hear your password when you type  WUSA9.com

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Lunatic drink-driver killed gran, 78, in 90mph head-on smash after cocaine and booze binge  The Sun

A LUNATIC drink and drug driver who killed a gran-of-six in a 90mph head-on crash after a cocaine and booze binge was jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

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RuPaul Andre Charles chats with his longtime friend and idol Judge Judith Sheindlin about self-love, the artifice of drag, and life in America.

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The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?  CNN

In 2017, an anonymous buyer paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." But it was down to Alex Rotter, on the other end of the telephone, ...

She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  Jackson Clarion Ledger

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The Chinese handset maker scorned hardware profits and billed itself as a *service* company. It's time for management to recant.

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In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog, the linebacker discusses his preseason debut against the Cowboys.

Understanding Aphasia: Realities and Strategies for EMS Providers  JEMS.com

Photo provided by Avi Golden. Avi Golden is an EMT who can no longer talk after suffering a stroke. He now makes it his mission to educate others about those ...

~Why~ Is Everyone Typing Like T H I S Right Now?  Refinery29

Lurk the Bachelor subreddit while a new episode is airing and you'll see it. Open the junkmail section of your inbox and skim the subject lines of promotional ...

New debate over Ronald Reagan's complicated legacy on race  PBS NewsHour

Newly unearthed audio from a 1971 phone call between Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon is raising new questions about Reagan's views on race.

UFC boss Dana White says it 'won't end well' for Conor McGregor  Business Insider

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College Daily, the “Post-Truth” Publication Where Chinese Students in America Get Their News  The New Yorker

Han Zhang on College Daily, a publication that brings news with nationalistic undertones to Chinese students living in America, via WeChat and other ...

GoFundMe for NYPD Officer Pantaleo Raises Over $60k After Firing Over Eric Garner Case  Newsweek

The New York City police officer involved in the high-profile 2014 Eric Garner case —in which he used an illegal chokehold which eventually led to Garner's ...

William March: Open anger between two Hillsborough commissioners and Turanchik  Tampa Bay Times

Ed Turanchik, who represents companies hoping to operate a proposed MacDill Air Force Base ferry, denies any unprofessionalism. But both Sandy Murman ...

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In a theater setting, sign-language interpretation is about more than words. It's also about delivering the same emotional wallop to deaf audiences as to the ...

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In her mid-20s, Laura Ludmany learnt a new way to breathe. “That was actually the first time in my life I could say my name.”

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Four teenage boys have denied harassing a female couple on the top deck of a London night bus by pelting them with coins and demanding they kiss and ...

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5G, or '5th generation' mobile connectivity, is the application of a new spectrum of radio waves that will be used by mobile phone providers.

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In the wake of a KARE 11 investigation, a Native American Marine Corps veteran from Minnesota has received a kidney transplant the VA had denied him.

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SEO professionals can not only survive but also thrive during a slow economy. Here are four ways you can prepare for an economic downturn.

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The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.

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Everything is Insta-ready, from a giant stylised tree to a Vespa and retro phone booth.

RTE star Kathryn Thomas says wedding was ‘best weekend of her life’ and she needs to catch up on 36 hours sle  The Irish Sun

The RTE star tied the knot with longtime love Padraig McLoughlin on Sunday at Kilkea Castle and said the couple 'laughed and danced non stop for three days'

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Do you need to send a quick message and don't have your iPhone with you? You can read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch. Here's how to do it.

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

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...

iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

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In the 'Mueller Report,' the special counsel cites Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, as a primary source for information and context about Kilimnik ...

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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Everything is designed for an Instagram moment, from the giant wooden tree to the Vespa and retro phone booth.

Florida-Miami game adds twist as Jimmy Johnson helps Canes coaches get their minds right  CBS Sports

Manny Diaz had an idea to cold call Jimmy Johnson. One Miami coach to another. Except it wasn't even as intimate as picking up the phone. "We went down on ...

Calling On Faith, Hope And Charity To Create Housing Opportunities  Cape Cod Chronicle

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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 ...

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.

Cain: Racing desire still burns within Sterling Marlin  NASCAR

Sterling Marlin officially joined Twitter on Aug. 5, 2018 – an acknowledgement the retired two-time Daytona 500 winner was keeping up with the times.

Carmen Rubio Seeks to Be the First Latinx Member of City Council—and Says Now Is the Time  Willamette Week

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Rubio, 45, worked for County Commissioner Serena Cruz, Mayor Tom Potter and City Commissioner Nick Fish.

Google's Pixel 3a is an unbelievably good lower priced phone  The Age

With its just-announced (and just-released) Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Google has attempted to deliver the hallmarks of its flagship phone line — an excellent ...

This company will pay you $1,000 to ditch your smartphone and switch to a flip phone for a week  Business Insider

The internet *service* provider Frontier Communications will pay $1,000 to a candidate of its choosing who's willing to trade in their smartphone for a flip phone for ...

Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10+: Which Samsung phone is best in 2019?  Business Insider

If you're shopping for a new smartphone, it can be hard to know which is the right one. We compared the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to help you choose.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the fastest phone in the world — here's how to make it even faster  Business Insider

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the fastest phone I've ever used, but I made it even faster by tweaking a simple hidden setting in Android.

The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?

I consistently recommend smartphones from a company that few in the US have ever heard of over Apple's iPhones or Samsung's Galaxy phones — this is why  Business Insider

Despite having access to numerous expensive flagship smartphones, like those from Apple and Samsung, my SIM card usually ends up in phones from a little ...

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

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

Here's why phone companies like Verizon and AT&T charge more for extra data  Business Insider

Companies like Verizon and AT&T charge customers overage fees for exceeding their data plan. Even with an unlimited plan, your speed may be throttled.

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.

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The Music sticker is one of Instagram's best features. With it, you can add music directly to your story, incorporating a high-quality soundtrack to your favorite ...

Milwaukee's new activity cafe Hangout MKE offers an all-ages alternative to bars  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

We spent a night hanging out and playing giant Jenga at Hangout MKE, a new, all-ages East Side alternative to traditional bars.

Match’s new service, a one-on-one phone call with an expert dating coach, is a hit with millennial men  Business Insider

Match CEO told Business Insider that men were three times as likely as women to opt into the *service* during beta testing.

Justine Damond given first aid by Mohamed Noor's partner in video seen at police officer's trial  ABC News

Video taken immediately after Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk was shot by police officer Mohamed Noor is played at his trial in a United States court.

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When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.

Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri disappointed Selena Gomez deleted the app  Business Insider

Actress and third most-followed person on Instagram, Selena Gomez, said last week she deleted the app from her phone after it made her "depressed.

Samsung wants the Galaxy Fold to be its next game changer — just like the Galaxy Note was 7 years ago  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious look at what the company believes is the future of smartphones. But whether it will make an impact is unclear.

How to use the new iPhone keyboard tool that revolutionizes typing in iOS 13  CNET

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The ACLU filed a complaint on behalf of the Apple employee Andreas Gal, who said he was detained by CBP when returning home from a business trip.

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Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

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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.

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