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Stock Ticker Tape Machine

Stock Ticker Tape Machine
Ticker tape machines were the earliest digital electronic communications medium, transmitting stock price information over telegraph lines, in use between around 1870 through 1970.

The term "ticker tape" came from the sound made by the machine as it printed, and tape simply refers to the machines using a paper tape printout as a rolling display of stock prices.

Because of this machine, "ticker symbols" have come to mean the short abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock.

For example, in the U.S., C stands for Citigroup and AAPL stands for Apple Inc.

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