Tech Mascots: Tails, Fails and Hails

By Mark Milian - 2012-06-06T21:09:36Z

Photographer by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Zynga dog

<p>Whereas most companies come up with a mascot after a name, Zynga Chief Executive Officer Mark Pincus named his online game company after his dog.</p> <p>Zinga (slight change in spelling) died in 2009, two years after the company was founded and already on the fast track to success. Pincus's white American bulldog inspired the sometimes white or red silhouette that is the Zynga logo.</p>