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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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Teen's tragic words to friend before festival overdose death  Yahoo7 News

Alex Ross-King sent a series of texts to a friend after losing contact at Sydney's FOMO festival, an inquest has heard.



How to Get Twitter's Emojis on Any Android Phone  Gadget Hacks

The art of emoji — the next level beyond the simple text-based emoticons we used once upon a time in the not so distant past. We rely upon emojis so much in ...


Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet  New Atlas

OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the ...


The Pixel 4 was just spotted in the wild in another huge leak  BGR

We're some three months away from the Pixel 4's official launch, but we already know how the phone will look like, thanks to various leaks that determined ...


Slack says emoji like party parrot have a massive impact on workplace productivity — because typing words is too hard  Business Insider Australia

July 17 is World Emoji Day, which celebrates the tiny digital icons you've probably sent several times already today.


Want to Rank #1? 6 Tips to Create SEO-Friendly Content  Search Engine Journal

SEO generally involves a bit of shifting around tags, carefully creating highways for crawlers to find your pages, and meticulously linking authoritative websites to ...


Realme could launch a phone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus later this year  Android Central

A post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggests Realme might be planning to release a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone before the end of the ...


Elon Musk's 'Neuralink' could merge human brains with computers by 2020  New York Post

Elon Musk's data transmission company "Neuralink" unveiled plans to merge human brains with computers as early as next year.


SCOTT HOLLIFIELD: And now, a few words on National Cellphone Courtesy Month  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Back in 2002, international etiquette expert, author and spokesperson Jacqueline Whitmore declared July was National Cell Phone Courtesy Month in an effort ...


Reading: Students can choose books at their own level  The Age

Readers discuss how children learn to read and the best way to teach reading.


Opinion | Google's 4000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet  The New York Times

The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the ...


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 ...


'Words I found on the wind': extract from The Yield by Tara June Winch  The Guardian

The fourth title in Guardian Australia's Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author's 'heart on a plate'. • 'I had to be manic': Tara June Winch on her ...


Google Translate's Instant Camera Learns New Tricks  MakeUseOf

Google Translate's Instant Camera has some new tricks to show off. Including the ability to translate 88 languages in an instant.


iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR  TechRadar

There are slight differences between the iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR, at least at first glance. But as we reviewed each and crafted an in-depth ...


Google Translate could be coming to the Recents screen on Android Q  Android Central

A new feature that could add Google Translate to the Recents screen in Android Q was recently discovered.


Ibrahim Tapes: Listen to all the secret police recordings  Daily Telegraph

Now, for the first time, we take you inside the family's private world thanks to an enormous cache of surveillance material tendered to a NSW court. Listen below ...


Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar  Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed ...


Moran slams city council “morality clause”  InDaily

One month after its contentious gag order was swept under the rug, Adelaide City Council has faced renewed criticism for mandating that councillors behave ...


Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro review: A complete smartphone under Rs 30,000  India Today

With the Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi is charting on a new course, and what a fabulous course it is. In this Redmi K20 Pro review, we find out that despite its modest ...


It Might Be Time to Update the Old 'Alfa-Bravo-Charlie' Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obscura

When someone on the phone—the doctor's office, the bank, the credit card company—asks for my name, I always offer to spell it out—it's a pretty uncommon ...


Man charged with stalking, violating protective order  Stillwater News Press

Justin James Moe was charged in Payne County District Court for stalking in June after violating a protective order placed on him by a woman who lives in ...


LG Pay is now available in the U.S. with NFC and magnetic stripe support  Android Central

In direct response to Samsung Pay, LG has launched LG Pay in the United States — allowing for contactless payments on select LG phones using both NFC and ...


Vivo touts 120 watt fast charging: Charge a 4000mAh battery in 13 minutes  Android Authority

Vivo has confirmed that it's working on 120 watt fast charging for its smartphones, claiming that you only need 13 minutes to charge a 4000mAh phone.


Letters to the Editor | Opinion  Moultrie News

During the past four years I have been addicted to the daily news on TV and in local and national newspapers. On one of those days, a thought that had ...


Five Fashion Trends From “Billionaire Summer Camp”  GQ

Moguls from finance, tech, and media showed us the major logos, sunglasses, and other trends at the annual Sun Valley Conference.


Prime Day may be over, but the Amazon Echo Connect is still just $20  Android Central

Prime Day is a wrap for 2019, but that doesn't mean the deals have stopped. Amazon is offering its Prime members a chance to snag a post-Prime Day deal on ...


FaceApp old age challenge: What you need to know about the privacy concerns  The South African

FaceApp is back and we all aged instantly. But you might want to think twice before using the viral selfie app to peek into the future.


[Update: The final hours] Prime Day 2019 Mega-list: All the best tech, smart home, and phone deals (Updated continuously)  Android Police

Prime "Day" and its 48 hours of sales are now upon us. Deals are coming and going almost faster than they can be mentioned, but we'll do our best to keep... by ...


Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

Justifying Rahul Gandhi's phone fiddling during half of President's address, Anand Sharma said that Congress chief was trying translate "difficult Hindi words ...


Aspiring bikie accused of firefight bailed to attend funeral  The Canberra Times

An aspiring Comanchero who allegedly shot up the home of a former club president has been granted bail to attend his grandfather's funeral interstate. The Jun.


Eco-friendly biofuels made from food waste could cut 'flight shame' among air travelers  NBC News

Biofuels made from cooking oil, algae or food waste could cur carbon pollution from airplanes and reduce "flight shame" among travelers.


In an emergency but can't talk? Now you can text 911 in Kenosha County  WTMJ-TV

There is a new way to contact emergency responders in Kenosha County. Cell phone users can now text 911 when they are in need.


Travis Scott's trippy stage show leaves WOO HAH! Festival fans stargazing  NME Live

Travis Scott's live shows are often spectacular beyond words, and his headline performance at WOO HAH! Festival proves no different.


Ursula von der Leyen is elected European Commission president  The Economist

“GEWÄHLT ist gewählt und Mehrheit ist Mehrheit,” goes a saying in German politics coined by Gerhard Schröder, the former chancellor: “elected is elected and ...


Get the Wireless Ring Stick Up Cam for a steal on Prime Day  Android Central

The Ring Stick Up Cam, which is part of the Ring Cloud family, makes it possible to keep an eye on everything that's going on around your house right from your ...


Xiaomi Mi A3 launched at around Rs 19,000: Android One software, Snapdragon 665 chip and more  India Today

One of the really good bits about the Mi A3 in addition to the clean software is its big battery. The Mi A3 comes packed with a massive 4030mAh battery, ...


Chants of 'I can't breathe!' erupt as the officer in the Eric Garner case won't face federal charges  NBC2 News

Five years ago today, Eric Garner's final words "I can't breathe" sparked a nationwide rallying cry to demand more police accountability in the deaths of unarmed ...


Boost your TV's sound with the Soundcore Infini 2.1-channel Bluetooth Soundbar at 25% off  Android Central

Start streaming music from your phone straight to your soundbar with the lowest price ever on this 34-inch Anker Soundcore Infini Soundbar.


"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing - a CBS News special  CBS News

CBS New relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends -- Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter ...


Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good  Pocket-lint

There has been a long history of voice systems in cars, but it's a history littered with awkward application, frustration and ultimately, functions that.


Healthcare Hack: why your personal, private medical information is under attack in Florida  Fox 4

Florida is among the top states for data breaches and to cyberthieves, medical can mean big money. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone shows you why and ...


Camilleri, author of Montalbano detective series, dies at 93  WTHR

ROME (AP) — Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian ...


Brian Sommer's Quarter in Brief  Diginomica

There was plenty of interesting news the last month or two. There were a number of enterprise software mergers. Many large capital investments closed.


"I Spent A Day In London Without A Phone"  Londonist

Standing outside a strip club at 9.30am on a rainy Friday morning isn't generally how the best adventures begin — but bear with me, I can explain. A few weeks ...


MLB rumors: Rangers' chances of moving Mike Minor increasing heading toward trade deadline  CBS Sports

Here are all the latest rumors leading up to MLB's trade deadline.


Cricket World Cup - an eight-hour stomach ache and how Jonathan Agnew saved me  Metro.co.uk

He got a stomach ache just as Joe Root attempted to morph into Chris Gayle for two disastrous swipes, and when Eoin Morgan was caught.


Login - July 17, 2019  Axios

Situational awareness: As if to remind the world that Congress isn't the only body looking to restrain tech giants, the EU announced this morning its formal ...


I Found Bigfoot...Maybe  Popular Mechanics

I spent a weekend with the Bigfoot Field Research Organization searching for the large primate. We didn't find the elusive creature. Or did we?


Jerry Hsu's Sci-Fi Fantasy  GQ

The skateboarder and Sci-Fi Fantasy designer talks style, his new book of Blackberry photos, and dabbling in corporate graphic design.


"Nickel and Dimed" for the Amazon age: Inside the hellish new reality of low-wage work  Salon

Salon talks to the author of a new book about the low-paying jobs technology has ruined — for the workers, that is.


BEYOND LOCAL: The computing power on board Apollo 11, and how our cell phones compare  ThoroldNews.com

This article, written by Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission:.


How being bored out of your mind can make you more creative  Livemint

Do you identify yourself as a boring person? Of course not. What if I told you that boredom is one of the most definitive predictors of how creative you could be?


Parents Recall Stella's Zolgensma Infusion, Advocate SMA Screening  SMA News Today

The Lackeys talk about Stella's Zolgensma infusion day, recommend a PICC line and advocate for newborn screening in the conclusion of their interview.


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.


Rubicon Organics Receives Environmental Farm Plan Certification at Delta Facility  GlobeNewswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rubicon Organics Inc. (CSE:ROMJ) (OTCQX:ROMJF) (“Rubicon Organics” or the ...


How Anti-Public-Lands Money Enters Montana Politics  Outside

Congressional candidate Matt Rosendale earns money from Texan billionaires while voting for their interests.


Deflecting the hard questions on racist language  Poynter

This is the Poynter Institute's daily newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. July 17, 2019. Good Wednesday morning. Here we ...


Here's the reason why Zodwa Wabantu really apologised...  TimesLIVE

It wasn't the petitions and threats to have her show cut or even the comments that dominated Zodwa Wabantu's TL that led her to apologise. Instead a few phone ...


Anonymous donors offer reward for return of Dee Windross’ phone  Herald Sun

A mystery Melbourne couple has stumped up a 25000 reward for the return of a missing phone full of priceless family photos.


Students learn sign language at Dietrich  The Wyoming County Examiner

Jeffrey Yockey's parents were heartbroken when he was born deaf, even though they were deaf themselves. “The reason was because they knew the struggle ...


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 ...


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...


Last Word on the special session, July 13  Virginia Gazette

Since Virginia's Republicans voted not to do their jobs in Richmond, which was to pass comprehensive gun/weapon legislation, there is an easy fix for that.


Canadian inflation dips to 2.0% in June, hitting central bank target  Reuters Canada

Lower energy prices helped push down Canada's annual inflation rate in June to 2.0% from 2.4% in May, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday, a week after ...


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.


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.


Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...


"You haven't upset anyone." A daughter's beautiful words for her mother with dementia.  Mamamia

When a woman's elderly mother began to make constant anxious phone calls, she decided to leave her some “words of reassurance”. Writing on a whiteboard ...


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


He slept through Freddy's phone call, but Cameron Murray is ready for Origin  Sporting News AU

Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray "freaked out" when he woke up to a missed call, one that would eventually change his life. One of five rookies set to run out for ...


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.


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.


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.


What does the Huawei ban mean for your Huawei or Honor phone? (Updated)  Android Authority

News of U.S. firms, including Google, being forced to cut business ties with Huawei has dominated headlines. But how does this affect Huawei devices?


Warren Buffett is still a big Apple bull, but he famously uses a flip phone instead of an iPhone  Business Insider

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a 5.4% stake in Apple, but he famously doesn't use an iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter.


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 ...


Man uses mobile phone as shield in alleged bow and arrow attack  ABC News

A Nimbin resident escapes potentially serious injury after a man allegedly shoots a bow and arrow at him, piercing straight through his mobile phone — but ...


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.


How to unblock a blocked number or contact on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can easily unblock a blocked number on your iPhone if you no longer want to prevent that number from sending you calls, texts, or FaceTime requests.


Google Pixel 4 rumors we've heard so far: Release date, price, specs  Business Insider

Google may have revealed the Pixel 4 itself, but there's still a bunch of details we don't know about, and rumors can help fill in some holes.


Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?  The Conversation - US

We're squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that's taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ...


Gloria Vanderbilt's Most Iconic Quotes on Life, Death, and Style  TownandCountrymag.com

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. In honor of the style icon, artist, and socialite, take a look back at her best quotes through the years here.


It's Official: Samsung's Foldable Phone Launches Next Week  Lifehacker Australia

After months of relentless teasing, Samsung is finally set to unveil its folding smartphone for the first time. (The faux reveal at last year's Samsung Developer ...


In her own words: Christine Holgate's tale of the G20 photo that changed Blackmores' fortunes  The Age

Former Blackmores chief executive Christine Holgate told an Australia Post expo last week about the lengths she went to in order to get a photo with Chinese ...


Android Pie: 30 advanced tips and tricks  Computerworld

Mmm...who doesn't love a nice hearty helping of pie? Whether we're talking apple, blueberry, or the Android 9 variety, there's plenty of reason to get excited ...


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.


Walmart employees can now use their cell phones during work — and the company is giving them discounts on their phone bills  INSIDER

Walmart will soon allow employees to use their cell phones during work, reversing a previous ban on the devices.


'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, ...


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.


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.


Apple's iPhone lineup is the weakest it's been in years — and it has everything to do with the iPhone XR  Business Insider

The iPhone XR is not the best phone Apple could have made at that particular size.


How to avoid being fleeced by direct billing mobile phone scams  ABC News

Ever got an unsolicited text message asking you to "Reply YES now" to enter a competition or sign up to a daily horoscope *service*? Or perhaps you've been ...


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?'


12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story  INSIDER

HBO's “Chernobyl” mixes fact with fiction in its dramatization of the 1986 nuclear meltdown in Soviet Ukraine. Here are 12 things that didn't happen exactly as ...


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.


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


 
 
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