Western Union F.A.Q.
In 1849, Selden and Sibley, the founders of the future Western Union, created the New York State Printing Telegraph Company. In the early 60s Western Union has put into operation transcontinental microwave system of data transmission via radio waves, completely replacing the web of telegraph poles and wires. In 1914 Western Union engineers invented the first payment card - a prototype of the modern credit card. Payment systems are one of basic elements of infrastructure of e-commerce. Before transition to remittances Western Union company rendered services on sphere of cable communication. Founder of Western Union Hiram Sibley was born in 1807 in Massachusetts (USA). At age of 14 has mastered the profession of shoemaker, at age 16 he left his native cityand moved to New York, where he went into wool carder. In 1879 Western Union left the telephone business after losing a lawsuit against Alexander Graham Bell - the patent holder on the phone.
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