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Last week’s trivia answer

I trace my roots back to 1847, when a 30-year-old German invented an improved electric telegraph and launched a telegraph construction company in Berlin. In the 1850s, I built much of the Russian state telegraph network. I introduced a profit-sharing plan for employees in 1858 and a pension in 1872. I laid multiple trans-Atlantic cables in the 1870s, and entered data processing in the 1950s. With a recent market value near $139 billion, I’m a technology giant serving customers in industry, infrastructure, transport and health care. I employ about 300,000 people worldwide and rake in around $70 billion annually. Who am I? (Answer: Siemens AG) ¦

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