A company's logo serves many important functions. Over time, a well-designed logo creates familiarity, brand trust, loyalty, and can even become become an signifier of quality. Indeed, it's why Steve Jobs once paid famed designer Paul Rand $100,000 to design the NeXT logo.
What's really interesting is that a number of logos, both in the world of tech and out, contain hidden meanings and symbols that really take creativity to the next level. Here are some of the more interesting examples of hidden meanings within corporate logos. The majority of them are tech-related, but I've tossed in a few non-tech examples simply because they're too impressive to overlook.