Tech Mascots: Tails, Fails and Hails

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

Photograph by Matt Houston/AP Photo

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RCA dog

<p>Nipper, the dog pictured staring into a gramophone in the RCA logo, didn't live to see the electronics company's founding in 1901. The logo is based on a painting from 1899 called "His Master's Voice," which inspired the HMV stores in the U.K. and has also been used by JVC in Japan.</p>