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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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'Would you like to speak to the President?'  The Sydney Morning Herald

Being asked if he would like to speak to the president of the United States was about the last question a reporter expected from a stranger in Paris.


Eight words which touched nation  Tweed Daily News

SHE was allegedly horrifically raped and murdered while studying in Australia. Now her sister has made a stunning statement using just eight words.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


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.


The first OnePlus 5G phone might be a lot cheaper than the 5G Galaxy S10  BGR

OnePlus confirmed many weeks ago that it will launch a 5G smartphone based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 and 5G technology, and then said its first 5G ...


Mark, My Words: did Bruce steal my song? The pop plagiarism plague, and my half-baked plan to combat it  NME Live

With 'Where Is My Mind?' rip-offs becoming ubiquitous, columnist Mark Beaumont is offering his services as a musical steal-spotter.


Aiia Maasarwe: Sisters reveal alarming new details of her death  NEWS.com.au

The sisters of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe have revealed chilling new details about her death including sounds of “screaming and screaming” as the ...


Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones  CNBC

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


Huge leak reveals Galaxy S10 pricing and confirms 1TB storage tier  BGR

For the past few months, we've witnessed an increasing number of Galaxy S10 rumors, revealing almost everything fans of the series would want to know about ...


Hundreds to gather to seek swift return of Aiia Maasarwe's body  The Age

A public gathering in Israel to pressure the Australian government to quickly return the body of Arab-Israeli woman Aiia Maasarwe is scheduled to begin late ...


Twitter Wild as WaPo Journo Claims He Had Bizarre Phone Conversation With Trump  Sputnik International

Reporter Dan Balz has penned a story for The Washington Post, claiming he had an impromptu phone conversation with none other than US President Donald ...


Dolby made a secret app for recording studio quality audio on your phone  The Verge

Dolby has been quietly testing a new mobile app for recording and cleaning up audio under the codename "234." The app cancels background noise, and then ...


If someone named 'Scam Likely' is calling you, don't pick up  USA TODAY

The four major wireless carriers are trying out new ways to combat the rising epidemic of spam callers.


Mainewhile: Make Dr. King's words your reality  The Forecaster

This is the week we pause to celebrate the life and work of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And rightly so; Dr. King was a man of great conviction, passion, ...


Zipwhip raises $51.5M for businesses to text customers from any kind of phone line  TechCrunch

A surge of audio services using AI are giving voice a boost in customer *service*, but when it comes to communications in the age of mobile, messaging continues ...


EXCLUSIVE: “I hope he finds Christ” Parents of Ossian toddler have words for accused baby killer  wpta21.com

OSSIAN, IND. (WPTA 21) – The father and mother of 18-month-old Kamryn Price, who police say was beaten to death last week spoke exclusively with ABC 21's ...


Washington Post writer says Trump was surprised by phone conversation with him | TheHill  The Hill

Washington Post reporter Dan Balz said he was unexpectedly handed a phone on Friday with President Trump on the other end, and that Trump seemed to not ...


What Is RCS Messaging (And How to Get It)  Tom's Guide

RCS messaging, or rich communication services, has been a very long time coming. Here's how and when you can start using it on your device and carrier.


Hands-on: Using an iPhone Smart Battery Case for the first time  9to5Mac

I get good battery life with my iPhone X as is, and my home office lifestyle means I'm never that far from a plug, so I'm admittedly not the target market for a ...


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 ...


Blogger gets 4-year jail with labor for offending ruler, judiciary via his posts - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: The Criminal Court sentenced a blogger to four-year imprisonment with hard labor for using words deemed offensive to the personality of ...


Sunday Puzzle: You're Halfway There  NPR

On-air challenge: The answer to each puzzle is a compound word or familiar two word phrase, in which the first part has a long "I" sound and the second part has ...


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 ...


7 top-rated apps that will make you smarter, calmer and healthier in 2019  CNBC

CNBC Make-It gathered a list of the top-rated self-improvement apps by Apple and Google. Whether you're looking to get fit or learn a new skill in the new year, ...


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.


Nathan Glazer (1923-2019)  The American Interest

The intellectual world will be a much poorer place with the death of Nathan Glazer. I had the good fortune to get to know Nat (as he was known) when I began ...


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.


Samantha Markle claims Duchess of Sussex didn't call dad for Christmas  9Honey

Samantha Markle has unleashed on her half-sister over Twitter again. Samantha claims Meghan Markle didn't call their father Thomas Markle for Christmas and ...


Microsoft's Master Chief calls time on Cortana as a standalone AI platform  The Register

Roundup Culling Cortana, poking Phone users and feeding the UWP XAML developers – it's all in a week's work for Microsoft.


These podcasts about language give listeners a chorus of swear words and a listicle for the ears  Scroll.in

'The Allusionist' and 'Wordy Wordpecker' invite you to take a closer look at everyday words.


Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij, Erdogan tells Trump  Al Jazeera English

In phone conversation, Turkish leader tells US counterpart recent bombing that killed US personnel was ISIL provocation.


The Instagram influencers who post fake adverts  British GQ

Our weekly trek into the world of Instagram celebrity. This week: the influencers who post what purposefully look like paid product adverts, in order to gain the ...


Daily horoscope for Monday January 21 – here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

ARIES. March 21 to April 20. The bright energy of Mars plus the cool determination of Saturn promise success at work or with a personal project. But it's the early ...


News Anchor Apologizes for Using a Racial Slur for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Surname  The New York Times

A television news anchor in St. Louis apologized after he uttered a racial slur in place of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last name during a Friday morning ...


The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives, by Robert A. Caro  The New Yorker

In 1959, when I went to work for Newsday, on Long Island, the paper had a managing editor named Alan Hathway, who was an old-time newspaperman from ...


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 ...


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 ...


9 things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington  KQ2.com

"I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the bas.


We Stopped Letting Our Kid Listen to Digital Music. You Should Too  Fatherly

In a world of streaming and digital music, we opted to switch our toddler to the record player only. The results have been amazing. Instead of Baby Shark 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.


Two engineers try to make an immortal dog in John Scalzi’s “A Model Dog”  The Verge

In John Scalzi's short story, an overbearing CEO demands that his employees engineer a solution to his dad's aging dog. "A Model Dog" is part of Better Worlds, ...


Andhra Teen Sexually Harassed Woman On Messages, Caught: Police  NDTV News

A 17-year-old Child in Conflict with the Law (CCL) was Monday caught for allegedly sexually harassing a married woman over phone "demanding sexual ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


After Further Review: Saints deserved to be in Super Bowl  FOX 8 Live WVUE

Sean Fazende explains why the Saints should be in the Super Bowl.


Boy Scout's history project helps Roosevelt School mark 90 years in Park Ridge  Chicago Tribune

Those words, shared by Roosevelt School Principal Kevin Dwyer, helped to summarize 90 years of history at the Park Ridge school — history that is being ...


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?


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.


Former U.S. pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33  CBC.ca

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33.


Letter to My Younger Self | Tim Shaw  The Players' Tribune

I want to explain to you why it's so difficult for me to speak — the diagnosis, all of it — and what my life is like now, because one day you'll be in my shoes, living ...


Meet Marisa Kwiatkowski, The Reporter Who Helped Expose Larry Nassar And USA Gymnastics  HuffPost

Marisa Kwiatkowski followed a tip about USA Gymnastics. Then her phone started ringing.


Human traffickers’ new tool to lure children: online video games  Tampa Bay Times

The arrest of seven people for a St. Petersburg case of human trafficking highlights a new social media vulnerability: online video games.


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.


The Van Dyke divide: A day of agony in Chicago  Chicago Tribune

More than four years after police Officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times on South Pulaski Road, more than three years after video of the killing ...


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.


'Modern Vampires' in New Mexico  The Michigan Daily

I have fallen in love with Vampire Weekend several times. The first I can remember was in the backseat of a minivan when “A-Punk” came on the radio.


Residents group sues, demands Hackensack school board fix error in $170M ballot question  NorthJersey.com

A residents group has sued the Hackensack Board of Education demanding that it correct an error in the wording of a ballot question slated to appear before ...


Leaving the garret | TheSpec.com  TheSpec.com

People are clicking on poetry on Twitter. They're listening to poems on podcasts. They're buying poetry collections on Amazon.


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.


Shame and displacement lead to an unexpected end in this short story from an all-women anthology  Scroll.in

A short story from 'May We Borrow Your Country', an anthology of writing by The Whole Kahani, a collective of British women of South Asian origin.


Do You Take This Robot …  The New York Times

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?


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.


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 ...


Mark Ingram endures another agonizing loss with Saints  AL.com

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram carries the football against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC championship game on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 ...


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.


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.


Woman Claims Covington Catholic MAGA Students Harassed Her at D.C. March  Heavy.com

In a brief video clip, a woman claims teens from Covington Catholic High School harassed her and her friends in Washington D.C. after the March for Life ...


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...


It started when he couldn’t grasp a pen. Diagnosed with ALS at 37, former Obama staffer hopes to use campaign skills to raise funds for a cure.  Chicago Tribune

When Brian Wallach had trouble grasping a pen, he chalked it up to exhaustion. After all, he was the father of a year-old daughter, with another on the way.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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, ...


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.”


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 ...


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.


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


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.


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


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

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


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 ...


14 Secret Code Words You're Not Meant to Know  Reader's Digest

These phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of a serious emergency.


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


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.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


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, ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


I Tried to Replace My Laptop with My Phone and a $20 Bluetooth Keyboard  Motherboard

As my aging MacBook circles the drain, I wonder: have I overestimated my computing needs?


 
 
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