The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that enough is enough. The agency has had it with illegal prerecorded telemarketing calls and wants you to solve the problem. The free FTC Robocall Challenge is offering a $50,000 cash prize to whoever creates the best technical solution that blocks commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. For the uninitiated, a commercial robocall is a telephone call that delivers a recorded sales message that is often unwanted and frequently deceptive. So, why now? Read the full story at The Next Web.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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