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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 ...

Southwest passenger sent lewd photos via AirDrop from stranger on her flight  Traveller

Kat Pitman was settling into her aisle seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago Friday morning, texting her husband, when her iPhone ...

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: a OnePlus 7 Pro with a better camera  The Verge

Oppo's new Reno smartphone is lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it has a even more impressive camera. It doesn't have the OnePlus' high-refresh rate screen, but ...

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.

'Boy Bye': The Democratic National Committee tried to use a Beyoncé reference to tell off Trump and the internet isn't having it  Business Insider

The Internet is roasting the Democratic National Committee after it encouraged supporters to download a "limited edition" anti-Trump cell phone wallpaper with a ...

The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize  Macworld

It's time, folks. Time to admit Apple was right to introduce the notch for the iPhone X back in 2017. Oh, sure, it was fun to ridicule the little black strip at the time; ...

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 ...

Brand new Pixel 4 leak features the same design that Google confirmed  BGR

Responding to a series of recent leaks that claimed the Pixel 4 would have a square-shaped dual-lens rear camera module, Google shocked fans last week by ...

Why I hate emojis  The Guardian

I have never knowingly used the vile little gurning dots and I don't intend to start now, writes Suzanne Moore.

Joe Curtatone Is Suing Kirk Minihane and Barstool  Boston magazine

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone is suing former WEEI host Kirk Minihane and his new employer, Barstool Sports, over what he says is an illegal recording.

Docs warn of rise in ‘iPhone hands’ as people are left blighted by painful joints from using touchscreens  The Sun

EVER noticed your hand hurting after a particularly vicious Facebook or Instagram scroll? If so, you're far from being alone. Doctors are now warning that our ...

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 ...

Finally, a film that grasps the true beauty of Scrabble  Telegraph.co.uk

In the new film Sometimes Always Never, the thing that drives the plot – its conflict, the characters' search for meaning, their eventual reconciliation – is a game ...

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.

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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.

SNHU study asks: Are smartphones really destroying our brains?  Concord Monitor

In one of the least surprising findings of recent times, three years of research by a Southern New Hampshire University professor has found that college students ...

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.

Philomena Lynott Laid to Rest Near Her Son Phil Lynott  Ultimate Classic Rock

Philomena Lynott was buried near her son, Thin LIzzy icon Phil Lynott, following a funeral attended by crowds in June 2019.

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 ...

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.

Dear iPhone, I want to break up  Shreveport Times

I recently saw a funny post online. It was a chalkboard in a coffee shop with the following words “We don't have Wi-Fi. Talk to each other. Pretend it's 1995.

Marvel on Netflix: What Went Wrong?  Vulture

There was a brief, shining moment when it seemed like this whole Marvel–Netflix thing was gonna work out just fine. I can tell you exactly when that moment ...

'Guess we're never having kids again' Video captures epic gender reveal fail in Tennessee  KLEW

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. (WZTV) - Video captured the epic fail of a gender reveal over the weekend in middle Tennessee. With his phone up and recording, ...

Glenn Danzig: 'We're Not Gonna Do Many More' Misfits Shows  Loudwire

Danzig talks about the rarity of Misfits gigs, his 'Verotika' film, his upcoming 'Danzig Sings Elvis' album and more with Full Metal Jackie.

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 ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold In Danger Of Getting Canceled, Report Says  International Business Times

Despite promising to work on the troubled Galaxy Fold device and saying that it is not abandoning the said foray into the foldables race, Samsung is still in hot ...

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.

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

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 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* ...

The Man With 17 Kids (And Counting)  The Atlantic

After becoming a sperm donor, Tim Gullicksen wanted to get to know his donor kids. Now he invites them all out to a lake in California every summer.

Vigil seeks change and healing in aftermath of Webber shooting  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 ...

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 ...

Words from the Wall by Adam Thorpe review – beauty in the bleak  The Guardian

Adam Thorpe ranges from ancient Rome to his mother's last days in a collection rich in language and dark in tone.

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 ...

Social media should be a complement to real life. Not a substitute.  The Washington Post

One effective way to correct unhealthy social-media habits is to “fast” for a few weeks and then come back with strict limits on use.

Tell us what makes your community unique in 60 seconds!  KUOW News and Information

We're looking for new voices and surprising stories. The catch? You only have one minute. Is there a hip hop crew in your neighborhood that's reinventing the ...

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.

1Password two-factor authentication now works with U2F security keys  Android Central

After launching two-factor authentication in 2018, 1Passowrd now supports physical U2F security keys.

California police look to video after deadly Costco shooting  The Philadelphia Inquirer

California authorities are poring through video to figure out how a confrontation between an off-duty police officer and a man described by family as mentally ...

Surgeon who saved 4-year-old shooting victim cannot find words 'to describe how horrific it was'  Stuff.co.nz

The doctor who helped save the life of a 4-year-old child critically wounded in the mosque shootings, says March 15 started as "just another day in the office".

There’s an interactive UNKLE album you can walk around in London – and it’s stunning  NME Live

We've had the album since 1948. We've had the visual album since 2013. And now, thanks to creative producer Colin Nightingale, sound designer/creative ...

Huawei admits it screwed up after putting ads on people's lock screens  Android Central

Huawei got some bad press earlier this week by displaying ads on people's lock screens. It's now admitted that that was a bad idea and removed them.

Teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving  WBRC

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

How did Mike Pezzullo become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat?  The Guardian

The home affairs secretary is seen as a Dutton loyalist; he's also been a Labor staffer and is considered a fiercely independent mandarin. So who's the real ...

'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.

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.

How To Talk About Climate Change In Rural America? Don't Say Those Two Words  KCUR

Rural communities are some of the most politically disenfranchised when it comes to climate policy, and last year's National Climate Change Report showed.

Nobody, Not a Single Person, Has Ever Been Treated Worse Than Trump  ELLE.com

Congratulations to ABC News's George Stephanopoulos who was recently freed from a 30-hour imprisonment with U.S. President and clear and present danger, ...

Toronto Raptors Draw Massive Crowds To Victory Parade And Rally  Forbes

Massive crowds lined the parade route and rally at Nathan Phillips Square as the country celebrated the Toronto Raptors as the first NBA champions outside the ...

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 ...

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane  The Atlantic

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

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 ...

Fortnite CEO's humble journey  Fortune

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune's daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. The Wall Street ...

Telling Truth From Lies: Experts Explain How To Detect Deceit  Oxygen

Huge changes in posture or facial expressions that don't match a person's words can all be signs of possible deception. By Jill Sederstrom ...

Redmi K20 Pro with Snapdragon 855 India launch in few weeks, so what happens to Poco F2?  India Today

The confusion persists: There supposed to be Poco F2 in the Indian market, but so far the Xiaomi phone we all hear of is the high-end Redmi K20 pro.

For My Father | By Coby White  The Players' Tribune

As crazy as it might sound, the NBA draft is going to be one the most difficult moments I've ever experienced.

Tired of #$%& passwords? Single Sign-on could be savior  USA TODAY

The experience we know as password hell could be radically changed for the better within the next year and a half to three years. Struggling to come up with ...

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!

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 ...

I put 4 negotiation tactics for introverts to the test — here's what happened  NBC News

Navigating confrontation and compromise can be especially difficult for introverts like me. But these tactics helped me overcome anxiety, and get what I wanted.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide  Metro.co.uk

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019. What your dad really wants this Father's Day.

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

A German father struggles to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS ...

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the RiverStone Health Clinic  Whitehouse.gov

RiverStone Health Clinic Billings, Montana. 1:27 P.M. MDT. THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Senator Daines. Thank you all for being here today. Please ...

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure  The New Republic

What do your smartphone and the world's most advanced fighter jet have in common? The Trump administration can't protect them from hackers.

IN THEIR WORDS | Louisville's McDonnell, Vanderbilt's Corbin meet media in Omaha  WDRB

Media Day at the College World Series in Omaha features all four coaches on a single side of a bracket speaking at the same news conference, and conversing ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...

The meaning of the words of the year  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...

Maine Festival of American Music celebrates Shaker music and history  Lewiston Sun Journal

NEW GLOUCESTER — “The Maine Festival of American Music: Music as a Form of Worship” at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, will run ...

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.

Letter: We paid for college education, now we have to pay off your debts?  Journal & Courier

My parents paid for the two-year degree I received in June 1961 from Purdue University. They paid for the bachelor's degree my brother received in 1967 from ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Samsung Just Dropped Four New Phones  Gizmodo Australia

Just in case we didn't have enough phone and Android news today, Samsung just launched four new devices in its A Series. And they're all coming to Australia.

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.

‘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 ...

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 ...

Don’t forget to pack travel insurance this summer  Irish Times

By not taking out insurance you leave yourself at mercy of airlines, tour operators.

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?!

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.

Samsung just announced a new Galaxy phone with a wild pop-up camera that rotates when you want to take a selfie  Business Insider

Samsung just announced the Galaxy A80, a new smartphone with a triple-camera system that pops up from the back of the phone and rotates.

From new iPhones to foldable phones, these are the top smartphones we can't wait to see in 2019  Business Insider

From Apple's much-anticipated new iPhones to Samsung's foldable phone and Google's rumored Pixel 3 Lite, these are the phones we want to see in 2019.

Exclusive: The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official  Reuters Canada

At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the ...

Oh or zero? When the evolution of language clashes with linguistic purism  ABC News

Read aloud your mobile phone number or say James Bond's code name and you might unleash the fury of linguistic purists who are fighting the evolution of ...

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

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

Google's new phone software aims to end telemarketer calls for good  Business Insider

Google's got a crazy new feature coming to Pixel phones that aims to end those annoying telemarketer calls for good.

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.

How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.

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.