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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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Pret a Manager: UK brother reveals final words to dying teen sister after fatal allergy  9News

The brother of a British girl who died from an allergic reaction after eating a sandwich from a Pret a Manager chain has revealed he was forced to say a final ...


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 ...


Drowning in Prime Day? Make it disappear from your internet  CNET

Keep from seeing all the Prime Day coverage on your news feeds.


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

QuickPath is Apple's version of gesture typing, and it's pretty great.


Xiaomi launches the Xiaomi CC phone brand, aimed at younger audiences  TechRadar

Smartphones aimed at younger audiences is a crowded market, with handsets like the Samsung Galaxy A range, Oppo Reno series and Honor brand all vying ...


Hackers Steal Tons of Phone Records From 10 Carriers Worldwide  Tom's Guide

Ten different telecom companies worldwide were attacked by (possibly) Chinese hackers who stole huge amounts of call-record data.


'Disturbance' gives a voice to survivors of domestic violence  The Japan Times

Standing alone, high up on the balcony of the Musicasa theater in Tokyo, the character of Jane — a wife, mother and a survivor of domestic abuse.


Bill Gates believes Microsoft's lost out on $400B by losing the smartphone market - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

During a talk with venture capital company Village Global Bill Gates admitted that he regrets that Microsoft didn't beat Google to create the "standard non-Apple ...


Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.


A Netflix hack lets you feel the action in a scene by vibrating your phone  TechCrunch

Netflix Hack Day, the company's internal hackathon, has a habit of producing some amazing gems — like a brain-controlled interface, a Fitbit hack that shuts off ...


The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home  Spiked

... hacking of Boris Johnson's home. The Guardian's invasion of Boris's privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism. The hacking of Boris Johnson's home ...


The Best Features of iOS 13: Maps, Photos, Privacy, Health  WIRED

Apple's next mobile operating system is now available as a public beta. Here's what you need to know about iOS 13.


What startup names are most effective?  TechCrunch

Entrepreneurs take a long journey when naming their brainchild, comparable to a parent naming their own flesh and blood. There are many reasons behind ...


'This is Your Life in Silicon Valley': Former Pinterest president, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on smartphone addiction  TechCrunch

Welcome to this week's transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We're running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your ...


YouTubers are calling for Desmond 'Etika' Amofah's emotional final video to be restored  INSIDER

After the New York Police Department confirmed Tuesday that 29-year-old Desmond Amofah, better known by his social media person Etika, was found dead, ...


Police lack resources to target drivers on phones  Jersey Evening Post

THE police do not have sufficient resources to dedicate enough time to tackle drivers using mobile phones, the States force has said.


What You Actually Need To Change A Bad Habit (Hint: It's Not Willpower)  HuffPost

Let's say you're working toward a goal. Maybe it's to cut out junk food, budget better or stop looking at your phone so much. Chances are, the first thing you think ...


No, we're probably not growing horns because of our cellphone use. One of the authors of that study sells posture pillows.  Business Insider

A study suggested young people are growing horns on their heads, possibly because of heavy cellphone use. But that's not backed up by the science.


Kaija Saariaho: An intense moment-by-moment fragile and mysterious soundworld  The Irish Times

concert review: It required a certain kind of surrender - and also a silent listening environment.


President Good Brain Called Into Fox Business to Ramble Nonsense and Vent About Mueller  Esquire.com

Maria Bartiromo tried to toss some softball questions, but Donald Trump just bulldozed through the rants about spying and Twitter oppression and his "different" ...


City council gag order swept under the rug  InDaily

After two weeks of community backlash, Adelaide City Council has voted to overturn its controversial gag rule on elected members – albeit after silencing ...


Sienna Miller: ‘I Do Feel I’ve Been, for Much of My Life, Underestimated’  Vulture

Sienna Miller is apologizing for Juuling. Sipping coffee across from me at a small café in her neighborhood, New York's West Village, she's looking breezily ...


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 ...


Richard Cornish goes undercover to review restaurants. He's critiquing before he even sits down  ABC News

He's the eyes and ears and the noses and the tongues of his readers. His reviews have the power to make or break a restaurant — and it's not a responsibility he ...


Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...


How Artificial Intelligence Can Save Your Life  The New York Times

The machines know you better than you know yourself.


Love Island Yewande's brutal final words to shocked Danny Williams - as fans brand him a 'p***k'  Mirror Online

Yewande Biala has been praised by Love Island fans after she told Danny Williams "what goes around comes around" in their final argument.


London Bridge inquest: 'extremist' denies close links to attackers  The Guardian

A man described as having a “strong historical extremist pedigree” has said he had limited contact with the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attackers, ...


Out of the Fog: How Solving Puzzles Cured My ‘Mommy Brain’  The New York Times

A mother of a toddler loses her grip on words until crossword puzzles helped bring them back.


Teens talk bullying and the pressures of Instagram: "If it gets under 200 likes, I just delete it"  CBS News

"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King spoke to five kids ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old who are all daily Instagram users.


'The Voice': Gwen Stefani Writes About Amazing Memories Being Back on Set for Season 17  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Gwen Stefani is back on 'The Voice' and shared a photo from her trailer. Find out what she said about having amazing memories and more.


My secret shame: I am (still) addicted to Pokémon Go  The Guardian

Dominic Rushe has caught over 11000 Pokémon, walked 1841km in Poké-land, and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.


Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Kiyan Williams Uses Dirt to Unearth the Exploitation of Black People in America  Hyperallergic

LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer artist and letting them speak for themselves.


The Kardashian Moment We’ve All Been Waiting for Has Finally Arrived  The Cut

On Season 16, Episode 11, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the show finally deals with the drama between Jordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson, and Khloé ...


How I Dug Into My Favorite Poem When It Grew Into Real Life Around Me  The Federalist

One morning, I found I was living my favorite poem. It changed how I look at the poem, and how I experience the morning.


Dilation, Blindness, and The Value Delivered  Flathead Beacon

“You could go blind, you know.“ My eye doctor said that. He'd barely stopped exhaling the words “Your eyes look great, they're as healthy as they could be.


The Flowr Corporation Announces Public Offering of Common Shares for Approximately C$125 Million  GlobeNewswire

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR; OTC: FLWPF) (“Flowr” or the “Company”) announced today that it has ...


Why Section 230 exists and how people are still getting it wrong  The Verge

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet's most important and most misunderstood laws. It's intended to protect “interactive ...


Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn  WIRED

Measles is back, health care workers are racing to contain it, and parents of vulnerable children are frantic. How a fever spread in a tight-knit community.


Vivo iQOO Neo press renders leak ahead of official announcement  India Today

The Vivo iQOO Neo has been subjected to several leaks and rumours of late. On Monday Vivo announced the launch date of the Vivo iQOO Neo. The Vivo iQOO ...


Nick Kyrgios showers umpire with swear words at Queen’s after line call  The Guardian

Nick Kyrgios admonished himself for 'playing Fifa until 3am' but still won one match before losing to Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime.


Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star  NPR

Bangkok is legendary for its fun and its food. Especially its street food. And one vendor's is so good, it has earned a Michelin star for the second year running.


Robert Durst Will Stand Trial in LA in the Murder of Susan Berman  LA Magazine

Robert Durst and "mafia princess" Susan Berman were friends for decades. Now the man profiled by "The Jinx" documentary series is charged with her murder.


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.


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 ...


“Son of Friedman,” by Emma Cline  The New Yorker

Fiction by Emma Cline: “George had been counting on a certain loose camaraderie, nostalgia tipping slightly toward sloppiness. William not drinking made ...


Lawyer for N.J. mom knocked out by school bully is filing a notice to sue the district this week  NJ.com

Beronica Ruiz, 35, was attacked June 19 by a 13-year-old student who told her son to "go back to Mexico," the woman's lawyer said.


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


Joe Biden Says He Can Work With the Senate. The Last Time He Tried, Mitch McConnell Picked His Pockets Badly.  The Intercept

In 2012, the GOP was in trouble. Mitch McConnell turned to his friend Joe Biden for a lifeline.


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 journalism at our University paper failed to treat a vulnerable community fairly  Minnesota Daily

The Daily needs to improve its relationship with minority communities and it needs to do more to represent all students and people within the Twin Cities.


5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To with guests David Gray and Lady Lamb  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To is a collection of our newest favorite songs. Every week we ask an artist that we love to tell us about the music they love.


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 ...


SWAT members who dealt with Joshua Megeney had no formal crisis negotiation training, death inquest hears  CBC.ca

The police officers who encountered Megeney during a tense 2016 standoff did so without the on-site aid of crisis negotiators, an inquest into Megeney's death ...


No, Smartphones Aren't Making Millennials Grow Horns. Here's How to Spot a Bad Study  KQED

A viral science paper and news story alleged that children were growing 'horns' and linked the phenomena to cell phone usage. But outside researchers say t.


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  Business Insider

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.


NU man faces felony assault charge | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

NEW ULM — A 62-year-old New Ulm man accused of driving toward a man, trying to hit him in Traulich Estates Monday afternoon was charged with two counts ...


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.


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.


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 ...


How to use AirPods and pair them with almost any phone or device  Business Insider

Here's a guide on how to use your AirPods – including how to pair and configure them with your iPhone or another device.


Doctor suspended from register over kiss incident  RTE.ie

A doctor who told a patient he wanted to kiss her has been suspended from the medical register for six months for professional misconduct.


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.


Samsung's new $2,000 folding smartphone has one bizarre, glaring flaw  Business Insider

No one is talking about the bizarrely huge bezels on Samsung's $2000 folding phone. What's up with those bezels?!


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.


How to stop robocalls spamming your phone  TechCrunch

No matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited ...


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

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


Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here's why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead  Business Insider

I would spend my $10 on the Speck GrabTab over a PopSockets grip because it's more secure, more comfortable to hold, and less obtrusive.


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.


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 ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


Billie Eilish has criticised “b*tches in the f*cking White House”  Brag Magazine

Billie Eilish has joined the increasing number of musicians rallying against the archaic anti-abortion laws that were recently passed in Alabama.


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.


8 Android accessibility features that'll enhance any phone  Computerworld

Hidden among Android's accessibility options are some powerful productivity tools that can add value to any smartphone setup.


Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it's a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house  Business Insider

As corporate America began transitioning away from the ubiquitous Blackberry devices, Goldman developed Orbit to give employees a way to access email ...


'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, ...


'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


I used to think PopSockets Grips were unnecessary — now they're my favorite iPhone accessory under $10  Business Insider

I wrote off PopSockets Grips for two years as an annoying fad, but completely changed my attitude after trying one for myself. It makes holding my phone phone ...


Smartphones aren't designed for seniors, but these tweaks make them more accessible  Popular Science

For people with shaky hands or visual impairments, smartphones are fraught with blurry text and hard-to-press buttons. Here's how to make these devices easier ...


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.


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.


FEMA sent its first ever test of the 'Presidential Alert' to your phone today, here's why you got it  INSIDER

You might have been alarmed when your phone suddenly buzzed with an emergency alert from the president Wednesday afternoon — luckilly, it was only a test.


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.


How to avoid spoilers on your phone  Android Authority

Spoilers are just the worst. In this guide, we'll show you how to avoid spoilers for your favorite movies, TV shows, and video games on your phone!


Xiaomi, LG, and Nokia Android devices launch with Google Assistant  Business Insider

LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, and Vivo are all bringing out new devices with a dedicated Assistant button, but Huawei and Samsung are holding out.


Note found in Patrick Quirke's home said 'dispose of evidence', trial hears  Irish Mirror

Det Gda Moloney said he examined pages found during the search using a specialist technique.


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 ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good  Business Insider

The little-known "Significant Locations" list tracks everywhere you've been and how often you go there. But there's a way to delete your history.


Apple finally revealed what the 'R' in iPhone XR stands for  Business Insider

According to Apple's top marketer, it has to do with sports cars. "R" could stand for "rally," or "type R," or "road and track," or anything, really — there are a lot of ...


El Chapo Speaks: Jury Hears Secretly Recorded Phone Call Detailing Drug Deal  The New York Times

The call, in which the kingpin is heard negotiating with Colombian guerrillas, emerged from an investigation of one of the Mexican kingpin's cocaine suppliers.


Google Pixel 3 vs. Apple iPhone XS: How the two phones compare  INSIDER

Apple and Google introduced their flagship phones, the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3, less than a month apart. Here's how the two high-end devices stack up from ...


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?'


On the Trail of the Robocall King | WIRED  WIRED

An investigator set out to discover the source of one scammy robocall. Turns out, his target made them by the millions.


The One Password Tip Everyone Needs to Know  Tom's Guide

If you want to keep your passwords secure, there's no substitute for a good password manager.


A weather tech startup wants to do forecasts based on cell phone signals  MIT Technology Review

ClimaCell claims its *service*, which taps into millions of wireless devices, is 60% more accurate than traditional forecasting methods.


Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing ...


Google could be bankrupting Apple's privacy promises by handing over iPhone data to the police  Business Insider

Having an iPhone doesn't stop Google handing over your data to the police, according to aNew York Times investigation.


Is there an alternative to Apple's ecosystem? Yes, but you'll have to Google it  ZDNet

Apple isn't the only one with an expansive ecosystem of products, services, and software.


 
 
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