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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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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton counsels Mike Pezzullo over intimidating phone call allegation  ABC News

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has counselled his departmental secretary Mike Pezzullo over concerns he intimidated a crossbench senator in a phone call ...

With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...

The Joy of Writing a Book With My Dad  The Atlantic

For much of my life, he has told me we should work on a book together. When we finally did, it was more rewarding than I could have imagined.

Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los ...

BBC World Service - Heart and Soul, The wind phone, Japan's phone to the dead  BBC News

In the small town of Otsuchi in northern Japan, 2,000 residents were lost in the tsunami in 2011. One resident, who had already been grieving his cousin before ...

There's a Major Flaw in How We Look at Smartphone "Addiction", Says New Study  ScienceAlert

Smartphone addiction does not seem like a questionable thing to believe in. It exists. Surely it does, doesn't it?

Big Little Lies: Shailene Woodley Unpacks That Heartbreaking Scene  Vanity Fair

This post contains spoilers for Big Little Lies Season 2. In Season 2, Episode 2 of Big Little Lies, Ziggy (Iain Armitage) discovers the truth about his father.

7 things to know about the new, 10,000-word New Yorker story on Augusta National  Golf.com

The New Yorker unleashed a 10000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.

How to back up your Google Photos  The Verge

So now that automatic synchronization between Google Photos and Google Drive is going away, how can you be sure that your photos and videos are being ...

Here are some of the features you can expect from Apple's iOS 13  KoamNewsNow.com

Apple users, get ready for some new features on your phones.

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts  VICE

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat ...

Frontier Communications Offering $1,000 To Ditch Your Smartphone For A Flip Phone For A Week  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How does $1,000 sound? It could be yours if you're willing to swap your smartphone with a flip phone for a week. Internet *service* ...

Cellphone holsters: why dads love them, and why they could come back  Vox.com

The Motorola Razr hit the market in the summer of 2004, and immediately it was a very big deal. This was the first cellphone whose fashionability was its main ...

Protests wrack Hong Kong over China extradition move  InDaily

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has apologised to its people as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted she resign over her handling of a bill ...

"Notorious" level crossings targeted in State Budget  InDaily

The level crossing at Torrens Road, Ovingham, will go under a $231 million project, while another at Brighton Road, Hove, will cost $171 million. “We are ...

Retail turnover figures worst in years: report  InDaily

Australians were less willing to splash their cash in stores in the three months to March, with retail turnover falling in the quarter for the first time in five years.

You can’t believe a word any of these people is saying – that’s the ‘deep fake’ era for you  The Guardian

We are entering an age in which you can no longer trust your ears or eyes. Bots, trolls and fake news merchants have demolished the idea that you can believe ...

The New York Times' crosswords group wanted to reach non-native English speakers. The result is the free 'Tiles' game and it's catching on  Business Insider

The serene and accessible pattern matching game is the zen cousin of the New York Times crossword puzzle.

This is fatherhood: 7 dads describe the moment it got real  The Washington Post

To mark this Father's Day, we asked dads to describe a moment when they truly felt like a father, in 500 words or fewer. Here are some of our favorite essays.

Australia's Most Wanted: Rex Patrick and the Senate's new power-block  Michael West News

Six people exercise extraordinary power in the current parliament. They are the Senate cross-benchers, senators whose votes are wanted, and courted, by both ...

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writers.

Florida State says privatizing athletics won’t change anything. Skeptics aren’t so sure.  The Washington Post

On Tuesday morning, Barbara Petersen — president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Florida nonprofit that advocates for open government — got a text ...

Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Union Leader

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type?

Vigil honors Webber, calls for 'change' and 'healing'  The Daily Memphian

A vigil held Sunday in the wake of Brandon Webber's death remembered the father, son and friend. The event also called for healing and mending a broken ...

Watch CNN's Rick Santorum's pathetic attempt to justify Trump's confession that he welcomes election help from foreign governments  Media Matters for America

ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): Yeah, Sen. Santorum, on the subways in New York there are signs saying, you know, "If you see something, say something.

Gabe Grunewald Refused to Let Cancer Have the Last Word  Runner's World

She thought her purpose was to become one of the fastest runners in the country. But living with incurable cancer, Gabe realized her role in the sport was bigger ...

Words of power: the best books on leadership  The Guardian

As Theresa May steps aside, Eliane Glaser selects books examining authority from Machiavelli to Daphne du Maurier.

Teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving  WBRC

Michelle Lunsford is, unfortunately, familiar with the pain that distracted driving can cause.

Free Your Mind (From Self-Doubt)  The New York Times

The workplace still isn't equal. Learn to dodge the land mines, fight bias and avoid burnout.

After surviving one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever, Bradenton family rises from the ashes  Tampa Bay Times

The Spanish word for “slaughter” is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small ...

Portland city attorney Tracy Reeve returns award for not speaking up about racist remark  OregonLive

Tracy Reeve, the Portland city attorney, has returned a professionalism award to the Multnomah Bar Association after one of her deputies made a racist remark ...

'When I try to talk to my grandad words won't come out'  BBC News

As a child, Red was chatty and full of life - but only at home. When she left the house, everything changed.

Charlie Jane Anders Crosses The Divide  HuffPost

Can humans learn to listen to the outsiders, the marginalized communities, the downtrodden? This sci-fi author thinks it may be our planet's best hope. By Claire ...

Fall and Rise tells the true stories of 9/11, the day the world changed  Sydney Morning Herald

History. Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11. Mitchell Zuckoff. HarperCollins, $32.99. If the end of the 19th century can be defined by an event, there's a case for it ...

New William S. Burroughs Book Sheds Light On The Literary Legend's Influence On Music  NPR

The role William S. Burroughs played in shaping literature is well known. But his influence on rock and roll hasn't been as well-documented. Casey Rae's ...

Soap Spoilers! The MUST see moments this week  RTE.ie

Check out all the biggest storylines coming up this week in your favourite soaps here! CORONATION STREET. Sarah lies to Bethany and says she's going to the ...

'This was the greatest day of my life' - Fathers, sons and Pebble Beach  ESPN

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Everyone has that magical place, the spot their eyes need to see or their foot needs to step just once before they take in their last ...

The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old  The New York Times

Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America's experiment with family separation as an immigration ...

'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS  NPR

Five years ago this month, Danisch Farooqi dropped off his daughter, Aaliya, at her mother's house in the German port city of Hamburg. He remembers walking ...

Google Pixel 4: Top features, possible specs, price and everything else we know ahead the launch in India  India Today

The launch of the Google Pixel usually happens in October or November and year 2019 is not going to be an exception. The Pixel 4 will launch in India, and in ...

Company will pay you $1000 to use a flip phone for one week  WKRC TV Cincinnati

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — One company is asking one smartphone addict to take a break from their device and get back to the times of old by “downgrading” to a ...

Sarah lies to Bethany on Coronation Street  RTE.ie

Sarah lies to Bethany and says she's going to the Midlands on business but she heads off to meet Adam instead. Rick appears on the street looking for Gary and ...

SoulCycle has come to the UK – but will Brits embrace £24 spin classes?  The Guardian

US fans include Oprah and Michelle Obama. Expect an 'inspirational' experience, low lights, tears – and amethyst crystals.

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.

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.

Rhett McKenzie Nelson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Rhett McKenzie Nelson is the suspect in the shooting of an off-duty sheriff's deputy in a Jack in the Box restaurant in Alhambra, California.

Denver City Council Shakeup and Colorado Working Families Party  Westword

The June 4 election of five new members promises to shake up Denver City Council and potentially make life more challenging for Denver Mayor Michael ...

Treasured letters recall Berkeley 99-year-old's adventurous aunt  The Jewish News of Northern California

“I had a talk with a few people the other night, who have the stupid attitude of hate towards the Arabs and think of the Jew only in terms of the highest eulogy.

Have we taught kids to deal with anger?  TT Newsday

A couple of weeks ago I was part of an investigating team into Cussgate, a WhatsApp video chat involving my ten-year-old son and a group of his classmates.

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...

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.

Short Memory: Journalists Yawn at Dem Examples of Foreign Interference  NewsBusters

Here's the scene. President Trump gives an interview to ABC's George Stephanopoulos. George famously is the ex-Bill Clinton staffer. George poses a ...

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 ...

How to become a Video assistant referee  Metro.co.uk

Neil Swarbrick had officiated over 900 games in the Football League and the Premier League, before becoming a VAR referee and trainer.

Taylor Swift's "You Need To Calm Down" Lyrics Celebrate LGBTQ Pride In So Many Ways — VIDEO  Bustle

"You need to calm down. You're being too loud." Taylor Swift's “You Need to Calm Down” lyrics and video celebrate LGBTQ pride in so many ways. The new ...

Editorial: Gascón, Breed start criminal justice revolution in SF  San Francisco Chronicle

There's a surprising revolution under way at San Francisco County Jail this week. On Wednesday, District Attorney George Gascón announced he was ...

Who Stole My Cheese? Archivists Are Cataloging 200 Years of Criminal Records From the Isle of Ely  Mental Floss

And you thought your parents were strict. In 16th century England, the same courts that tried murderers were also tasked with getting to the bottom of cheese ...

How the TODAY team celebrated Father's Day: Hoda, Dylan and more share sweet photos  TODAY

Happy Father's Day! The TODAY team shared sweet tributes on Instagram honoring the dads in their lives. It was the first Father's Day Hoda Kotb's partner, Joel ...

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 ...

Bills' actions speak louder than words with McCoy  WBEN

Before you even bring it up, no I'm not hating on LeSean McCoy because he spoiled Avengers: Endgame.Repeatedly over this offseason, the Buffalo Bills have ...

The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media  Truthout

Union drives at media organizations have been a source of rare good news for the labor movement.

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.

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 ...

Why I Can't Bring Myself to Watch “When They See Us”  Truthout

I can't watch “When They See Us” … yet I know I must. I have to watch Ava DuVernay's miniseries about the five wrongly convicted Black and Brown children ...

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 Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...

Huawei said it built a folding phone similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold — but killed it because it was so bad  Business Insider

Huawei's consumer CEO, Richard Yu, told Business Insider that his company had prototyped a folding-phone design similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold but ...

How to use and customize Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home  Business Insider

Google Assistant is a smart assistant designed to help you answer questions and perform numerous tasks. Google Assistant comes pre-installed on most ...

How to go live on Facebook from your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can go live on Facebook and livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam. Here's how to use Facebook Live on either device.

A beluga whale that was originally thought to be a Russian spy was caught on camera returning a woman's phone after she dropped it in the water  Business Insider

A beluga whale that has been seen hanging around the Norwegian port city of Hammerfest is gaining attention for its friendly interactions with locals.

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.

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 ...

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.

Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

Huawei has promised a $600 5G smartphone — half the price of rival phones  Business Insider

Huawei is promising to create a $600 5G smartphone. This is roughly half the price of its competitors; Samsung's 5G phone is expected to cost around $1,200, ...

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 to contact Google support for help with any Google-related issue  Business Insider

You can contact Google support for certain issues by phone, chat, or email; otherwise, you can use Google tutorials and forums.

Samsung Galaxy Fold disaster bad for Korean economy, Park Sangin says  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...

Some apps can track your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day — here's how to turn that off if you own an iPhone or Android  Business Insider

Some smartphone apps can receive location data more than 14000 times a day, The New York Times found. Here's how to stop that from happening.

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.

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.

This is likely our best look yet at Motorola's revamped Razr flip phone with a foldable display  Business Insider

Design patents filed by Motorola in December 2018 were discovered after a Wall Street Journal report said that a new Razr flip-phone-style device with a ...

All the 5G phones announced so far  The Verge

“5G is here” was the straightforward claim plastered all over Qualcomm's booth at this year's Mobile World Congress. But while that might be true for the ...

'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...

Google will reportedly charge European phone makers as much as $40 per phone to add popular apps like Gmail and Maps  INSIDER

Google will ask for $40 per device in "licensing fees" from Android manufacturers that want their phones to include Google's app bundle, the Verge reports.

How to tell if your iPhone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were the first water-resistant iPhones, and all subsequent models are as well, to varying degrees. No iPhone is "waterproof."

How to track an iPhone using Find My iPhone  Business Insider

Use the Find My iPhone app and iCloud's website to track your iPhone's location, and track up to five other devices with Apple's Family Sharing.

Nokia's futuristic new smartphone with 5 rear cameras is launching soon in the US  Business Insider

The Nokia 9 PureView, which includes five rear cameras and a 20-megapixel front camera, will launch in the United States on March 3.

This smartphone has 5 cameras — here's what it's like  Business Insider

The new LG V40 ThinQ is the latest flagship smartphone from LG. The phone is packed with 5 cameras — two front-facing cameras and a triple camera system ...

Google Assistant’s worst feature is still having to say ‘Hey Google’  The Verge

Recently, a few of us at The Verge who use Google Assistant devices in our homes started complaining about the whole “Hey Google / OK Google” thing. We all ...

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 ...

Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.

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 ...

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?'

There are two important purchases you should make if you buy Apple's new iPhone XS or XS Max  Business Insider

Even after dropping $1000 on the new iPhone XS or XS Max, you shouldn't put your wallet away just yet.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL tips and tricks: Android Pie prowess  Pocket-lint.com

We dive deep into the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to bring you the ultimate guide to Google's phones.

Phone booth cubicles are the hot new open plan office trend  Fast Company

A crop of new startups are racing to reinvent the cubicle, catering to businesses that want more private space for their employees.