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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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In Praise of Picking Up the Phone  Thrive Global

Millennials don't like to pick up the phone, but there is a lost art in doing so.

Flagship phones have gone completely mad and it's all our fault  TechRadar

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Bob Dylan Wants You To Stop Taking Photos Of Him On Stage  Music Feeds

Bob Dylan is famously a man of few words, but last night he gave a rare statement regarding a longstanding policy he's had at his concerts for years: phones ...

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 ...

3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.

Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities. Example: ...

Galaxy Fold fragile screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone  CNET

Life with the Galaxy Fold took a turn on Wednesday as four of my fellow reviewers experienced bulging, flickering and malfunctioning screens. Although my ...

Huawei P30 Pro camera tips and tricks: great ways to improve your images  Digital Camera World

The P30 Pro is a smartphone which has fantastic picture-taking capabilities - that is why we have developed this Huawei P30 Pro tips and tricks guide to make ...

The Small iPhone Isn’t Dead: 4.7-inch Model Tipped for March 2020  Tom's Guide

A report suggests that Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone next spring that offers a state-of-the-art processor and a $649 price tag.

The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier  Business Insider

The iPhone is a powerful device, if you know how to use it.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold makes a great first impression (when it doesn't break)  Mashable SE Asia

Seeing is believing, right? After years of writing about foldable phone rumors and concepts and leaks, I finally got to hold Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy ...

Lena Dunham made 'a huge mistake' posting Jemima Kirke's phone number on social media  Daily Mail

The 32-year-old shared photos to celebrate their friendship, but posted her private number and later deleted the Instagram story after Jemima pleaded that her ...

Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?  Lifehacker

Welcome to another edition of Lifehacker's tech-advice column, brought to you by copious amounts of DayQuil—thanks to whoever gave me the terrible cold I've ...

How To Turn Satisfied Customers Into Loyal Customers  Forbes

Sandy Rogers understands customer *service* and loyalty. He is the former senior vice president for corporate strategy at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and is currently ...

Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

What does Intel's official exit from the 5G phone market say about the future of the 5G network? Some developers maintain hope that cost and effectiveness can ...

Blind date: ‘I successfully acquired her phone number’  The Guardian

James, 25, account manager, meets Emily, 24, events coordinator.

How the Mueller investigation was hampered by encryption apps and disappearing messages  CNN

New York (CNN) Robert Mueller and his team accumulated scores of communications over its nearly two year investigation -- not just texts and emails, but also ...

After controversial call with Tsai, Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’  South China Morning Post

White House adviser Michael Pillsbury says he was criticised for his suggestions by China hawks.

How to use Siri to plan your night out  iMore

Did you know that Siri can be a great help to you when it comes to finding new restaurants to try and even getting reservations for you? Here's how Siri can help ...

That Dog Who Watched His Owner Dig His Grave Is Going to Be Just Fine, But Twitter Had Words  PopCulture.com

You're The Worst writer Franklin Hardy went viral on Wednesday when he revealed that his father had his dog watch him dig his grave. Thankfully the fatal ...

Forgiving Joe Biden  BuzzFeed News

The day that made Joe Biden vice president was the worst day of his public career: the brisk afternoon of Jan. 22, 2007. Biden had lunch by the Wilmington train ...

Warrior Words: How I learned that Wilton is not like the real world  The Wilton Bulletin

Warrior Words columnists tells how he discovered the real world outside of Wilton.

Exclusive: First Look At The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Official Renders  Android Headlines

Here's a first look at official renders of both the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Neither of these phones have been announced yet, although they have been widely ...

Apple loses legal battle with Swatch over the use of “one more thing” phrase  Phone Arena

Apple and Swatch have crossed swords a few times in the last couple of months, but in different countries. Early this month, Apple lost the first legal battle ...

Bangladeshi girl set on fire, killed for reporting teacher’s sexual abuse  South China Morning Post

Two men confessed to luring her to the school roof, dousing her in kerosene and setting her on fire. But she survived, only briefly enough to record what ...

How Much RAM Does My Smartphone Really Need?  PCMag.com

Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, more RAM is always better. However, it might not matter th.

I lay down on the rug and the next thing I’m on the phone to my dead mother  The Irish Times

Hilary Fannin: It had been a dream, but it didn't feel like a dream. It felt very real.

Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.

Another Trump Supporter Was Arrested for Allegedly Making Death Threats Against Democrats  Esquire.com

A Florida man was charged for leaving voicemails threatening Representatives Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Eric Swalwell and Senator Corey Booker.

How to delete all of the contacts on your iPhone with a few taps  Business Insider

You can delete all of the contacts on your iPhone in a few quick steps via the iCloud tab in the phone's Settings app. Here's how to do it.

New OnePlus 7 renders showcase a surprisingly familiar Android flagship phone  BGR

Samsung has sucked a lot of the air out of the room with its Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Fold, and soon-to-be-revealed Galaxy Note 10, but there are plenty of ...

Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Final Words She Said to Her Late Mother After Their 'Complicated' Relationship  Entertainment Tonight

Oprah Winfrey is preparing for her first Mother's Day without her late mother, Vernita Lee.

Get Ready: Voice Assistants Are Coming to Your Conference Room  PCMag AU

Once trapped inside smartphones, voice assistants are now finding new homes in different form factors. Voice assistants are digital assistants that use voice ...

How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing  The Ringer

Anxiety about tech dependence—how social media is rewiring brains and worsening lives, or how tech companies are building monopolies and spying on ...

Crystal Lake community holds vigil for missing boy to "light the way for AJ"  WLS-TV

A 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy last seen on Wednesday night remains missing, and police said Friday that they are focusing their investigation on the boy's ...

Dating Advice From A Single Guy: First Dates  b985.fm

I've been single for a very long time. So i've noticed the things people are doing wrong...

Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga  USA TODAY

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.

Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...

Man killed in Lower Wacker shooting  Chicago Tribune

A 24-year-old man was killed early Easter Sunday in a shooting on Lower Wacker near Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago police.

Future - How and why did religion evolve?  BBC News

Humanity's most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past.

Protect your child  Krugersdorp News

It very important to teach children about safety and also provide them with the necessary tips to prevent them from being victimised. During. the Easter holiday ...

On Computers: Goodbye old Windows, hello Chromebook  Worcester Telegram

We heard from several readers who were wondering if they should buy a Chromebook to replace their old Windows machine.A reader writes: “I saw an article ...

Column: Notre Dame fire rekindles a long-distance friendship  Valley News

On Wednesday, I managed to get Antoine, who I call my French brother, on the phone in Paris. Ever since news of the Notre Dame fire, I had been trying to ...

Social Security: 15 Things You Can Do Online  Yahoo Finance UK

You can do more through a "my Social Security" account, or via the Social Security website, than you probably realize.

My View: Family bonds solidify as a life ebbs away  Buffalo News

By Christina McNeil It was a typical phone call from my mother. We chatted about work, our pets, the wather. Then she started talking about her week and ment…

OKC Dodgers: Closer Stetson Allie receives big surprise with return of older brother from deployment  NewsOK.com

Oklahoma City Dodgers closer Stetson Allie first raised his arms in disbelief. He had to force himself to crouch behind home plate as his emotions ran wild.

Fact Check: Are Abortion Survivors Covered By Existing Laws?  WFAE

Some of the rhetoric surrounding a new North Carolina bill gives the impression that laws don't already protect newborns who survive an abortion. The.

Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...

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Stephen Graham has said he almost “lost” himself while playing a violent fascist in This Is England, and that the role nearly ended his acting career. The Line Of ...

'Amityville Horror' paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92  CTPost

MONROE — 1974 had been weird enough already. Americans were reeling from the energy crisis, Watergate and the resignation of their president.

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This is what it means to be black: one African-American teenager's experience, in her own words.

Emily Maitlis: ‘I’ve ended up in prison a number of times’  The Guardian

Born in Canada, Maitlis, 48, studied English at Cambridge University and began her career in business journalism with NBC Asia. She has been part of the BBC ...

Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.  The New York Times

The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.

Robert Caro: ‘The more facts you collect, the closer you come to the truth’  The Guardian

The great biographer on his monumental series on President Johnson, how he works – and why his task is important.

'I've been killing them for 20 years... on 5 different continents': Man cited after racist rant  KPRC Click2Houston

A man was cited with multiple misdemeanors Monday after going off on a racist rant at a cellphone store in Friendswood.

Local News, Hiro's BBQ opens on Northwest Boulevard  Coeur d'Alene Press

Hiro's BBQ has opened where Philly Express was at 1500 Northwest Blvd.The menu includes smokin' ribs and sandw.

A Woman Has Accused India’s Most Senior Judge Of Sexual Harassment  BuzzFeed News

NEW DELHI — The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India has been accused of sexual harassment by a junior assistant, and of allegedly orchestrating a ...

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 ...

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.

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Donald Trump, the president of the United States, behaved as any innocent man would, behave having been framed by fabricated propaganda prepared by ...

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 ...

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To the Editor,. Councilman Kalman Yeger spoke truth to power, and power in turn spoke its concept of truth to Kalman Yeger. The saga of Kalman Yeger opened ...

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A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)

How a drug gang devastated our helpless family  The Guardian

Joe, 15, was an A-grade pupil. Now he's being groomed, brutalised and terrified by a county lines gang. One family member tells their powerful, traumatic story.

Two friends shot dead in the neighborhood. What could he do? Keep writing music.  Washington Post

The slight teenager stepped into the windowless recording studio. He put on oversize gold headphones and tilted his head up, exuding the confidence of a ...

Sure, you could buy that book online for $15. But here’s what that book really costs us.  Chicago Tribune

Mary Schmich: The owner of The Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, struck a nerve when he tweeted about the value of independent book stores.

The Season  Yale Daily News

The acceptance letter is enclosed in a glossy red folder, the kind that shows sweat marks when you take your thumbs off. There's a picture on the front, a group of ...

Buy Top-Notch Speakers from Leading Brands at Lowered Prices [Coupons]  gizmochina

There are several options available in the market today for music lovers who fancy listening to their favorite tunes even on the go. You can choose from wired, ...

Sexual assault survivors celebrate state law to extend, eliminate statute of limitations  KOMO News

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Survivors of sexual assault are celebrating a state bill signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee that eliminates or extends the statute of limitations.

Rapist witnessed by boyfriend on FaceTime video call  Sky News

Samuel Fortes has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of eight years after admitting rape and wounding with intent.

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships  Ladders

How to radically enhance your memory with your iPhone, since remembering key details is essential to becoming a good friend.

The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  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 ...

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...

Going screen-free: Seacoast Digital Fast to take place May 3 to 5  Foster's Daily Democrat

It's a challenge that has full grown adults hyperventilating, and young children in tears. One can imagine the collective shudder at the very words: 48 hours, 100 ...

Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.

Lyra McKee’s haunting words about Troubles are shared as tributes paid to young journalist shot dead in D  The Irish Sun

The 29-year-old, who recently moved to Derry for her work, was killed after violence erupted in the Creggan area of the city. As news of her death spread this ...

DOT hosts open house, talks summer road projects  webcenter11

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held their annual 'Super Open House', Saturday April 20, 2019.

A year without Wendi: Family seeks closure as system slogs along in murder case  Eagle-Tribune

NORTH ANDOVER — Wendi Davidson's family has spent the last year without the beloved blonde mother of two who always was a staple of family holidays.

Why this Arizona grandmother feels compelled to take in migrants seeking asylum  AZCentral

Churches and volunteers open their hearts and homes to the asylum seekers arriving in Phoenix.

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 ...

Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?

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 ...

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.

Woolworths Disney Words Swap Day | Date & Locations  Canstar Blue

Woolworths will be hosting a swap day for its Disney Words to help collectors complete their full sets.

The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.

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.

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 ...

21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.

How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...

‘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 ...

Son finds Marion father 50 years after adoption  Marion Star

Throughout my life, I was always looking for someplace to belong," Frank Test said.

Local E-911 operators eager to move into new public safety building  Marshalltown Times Republican

Be it June 15 or later, the 13 professionals currently working behind the scenes as E-911 communications operators can't wait to move onto the second floor of.

Upper Valley businesses stung by alleged payroll tax embezzlement scheme  Valley News

WEST LEBANON — Every Friday afternoon, without fail, Ryan Wall would pull up in his car at the offices of J.A.S. Auto in White River Junction to personally ...

Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

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HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.

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.

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Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.

My phone number was leaked online and used against me. Here's what to do if it happens to you  ABC News

You wake up one morning to find private photos — ones you definitely didn't want public — plastered all over the internet. Here's what to do next.

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.

Jazz test Harden’s limits. So do their hecklers.  Houston Chronicle

When the Rockets' series shift to Utah, players know they can expect to get an earful from the Jazz fans, who have sometimes crossed the line.