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Calls for Submissions From the Public

ACMA
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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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ZDNet

Microsoft's new visual search: Now you can use your phone's camera to search web
ZDNet
"Sometimes, it is almost impossible to describe what you want to search for using words," said Vince Leung, product lead for Bing Images at Microsoft. But Microsoft really hopes people will use it for shopping as a tool for hunting down fashion and ...
Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for BingThe Verge

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Sand Hills Express

Prosecutors: Inmates used code words in thinly veiled attempt to bribe juror in murder trial
Sand Hills Express
The inmates and their associates allegedly used code words in their attempt to bribe a juror and help free murder defendant Marcus Short. “Bone” meant phone. As in: “get rid of the bone.” “Attorney” meant juror. As in: You need to pay that “attorney ...

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Starts at 60

Parents using mobile phones could make child behaviour worse: Study
Starts at 60
“These results support the idea that relationships between parent technoference and child externalising behaviour are transactional and influence each other over time,” author Brandon T. McDaniel said in a statement. “In other words, parents who have ...



Digital Trends

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone
Digital Trends
In other words, dozens of Android phones can now take advantage of augmented reality measuring capabilities on their phone, including the likes of the Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S9, and more. Even an original Google Pixel XL will support the new ...

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The Alternative Daily (blog)

5 Ways Your Cell Phone Is Changing Your Brain
The Alternative Daily (blog)
In other words, cell phones, tablets, and smart devices are making the memorization process less important. The scientists studying this development note that technology can often augment cognition but it can also undermine it. Although the study shied ...



ARNnet

The most notorious hacker groups
ARNnet
Often they run their own (sometimes vast) command and control infrastructure, and deliberately make attribution difficult – either by masking the location of the attacks or as a means to plant blame on another potential culprit, in other words, a ...



Motherboard

Bail Bond Company Let Bounty Hunters Track Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Phones for $7.50
Motherboard
In other words, low-income defendants don't only end up in debt because they can't afford bail, but those who used bail bond agents could face a bounty hunter who then tracks their phone's location. “There are two general ways in which we can harness ...

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Computerworld Australia

PageUp breach: No evidence yet that data was exfiltrated
Computerworld Australia
“IDCARE assesses that there are other risks that are likely to be more relevant to impacted individuals, including the possibility of phishing emails, telephone scam calls, and specific risks to individuals concerned about their contact information ...

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TechRadar

Sony claims that a display issue on its Xperia phones isn't a defect
TechRadar
So in other words, the issue is apparently caused by a build-up of static electricity, and if it's an issue that you're having there's seemingly nothing you can do about it – other than changing phone, or perhaps moving somewhere with a different ...

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CMO

CX chief: CMOs must have the same tangible CX metrics as CFOs
CMO
AI is not just for scores, but for words and meaning,” he added. “But remember, the truly great technology doesn't have to be the most complex technology, it need to be what brings greater humanity forward with less friction in the org what you had ...


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