Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Western Union fails to see potential in a new device called the Telephone

Back in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell had just sent speech down a length of wire via a new device that came to be known as the telephone. As Bell and his co-investors sought to monetize their invention, they approached the then telecoms giant of the day, Western Union who had an industry monopoly with the…

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