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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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Channing Tatum Talks Therapy and Astrology  Papermag

'Magic Mike' and '21 Jump Street' actor rants about astrology app The Pattern, and opens up about going to therapy.

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How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers  WIRED

Opinion: Smartphone interfaces train our motions, closing the gap between our bodies and our virtual selves. But what does that mean when our movements are ...

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

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

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Keep your battery green with this Prime Day deal on Belkin's Boost Up wireless charger  Android Central

The Prime Day Lightning Deal offers the Belkin wireless charger for its best price to date.

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.

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Google Keep Notes isn't as basic as it seems. Here are 10 tips and tricks so you can unlock its full potential.

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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.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.

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After a long wait, Motorola has finally started seeding the Android Pie update for the unlocked Moto G6 variant in the U.S..

Prime Day 2019 Mega-list: All the best tech, smart home, and phone deals [Updated continuously]  Android Police

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Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day to protest inhumane conditions  The Verge

The company uses a severe efficiency metric called 'the rate' to surveil employees' productivity, so workers in Minneapolis walked on Prime Day.

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An interactive new way of getting to know the natural world is now available, thanks to a new phone app called 'Seek' created by iNaturalist.

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Buy a year subscription for up to six users with Office 365 Home for $99.99 on Amazon, and you'll also get a $50 Amazon gift card for free. The regular Home ...

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Andriy Dubchak is one of the only photojournalists to have covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine from its beginning. In this article, he shares deeply personal ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump is not backing away from weekend tweets that are widely being called racist, including by other elected ...

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One of the best ways to succeed long-term in capitalism is by treating customers well rather than ripping them off. That's something you won't hear Democrats or ...

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Many of the perennial wisdom traditions—such as Buddhism, Stoicism, and Taoism—teach practitioners the power of repeating particular chants or mantras to ...

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In an ideal world, your relationship with your mom would be uplifting, close, and mutually supportive. But if your mom is toxic, things might not be so healthy ...

Sangoma Announces the Completion of Its Previously Announced Bought Deal Financing  Yahoo Finance


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

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Trump said that four Democratic U.S. congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

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

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Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...

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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How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

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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.

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It's not enough to say that a home handyman project almost ended Chris Gainor's view of the Apollo 11 moon landing. First you have to understand who Gainor ...

21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

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If you clear the browser and app cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.

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There's no built-in method for recording a phone call on an iPhone, but apps which add this capability abound, including the free app Google Voice.

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This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.

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

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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 ...

Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

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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.

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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.

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