Red Herring Reveals Companies Selected for the Red Herring 100 North America 2007



    
    Award Recognizes the 100 'Most Promising' Companies Driving the Future of
    Technology
    

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 10 /CNW/ -- EQO Communications, a
leading provider of mobile internet phone services, today announced that Red
Herring has named EQO a Finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of
the top 100 private companies based in North America that play a leading role
in innovation and technology.  EQO provides consumers with a presence-enabled
mobile service that brings the benefits of low cost mobile VoIP, instant
messaging and social networking to mass-market mobile handsets and
'smartphones.'
    "EQO's technology has the ability to enhance the mobile voice and
messaging experience and reduce costs associated with mobile services for the
consumer," said Bill Tam, CEO and president of EQO Communications.  "We're
pleased to be named alongside tomorrow's technology leaders in the running for
this prestigious honor."
    The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial
scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 200 out of
more than 800 closely evaluated companies leading the next wave of innovation.
    "We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in
the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in
putting our list together," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red
Herring. "It was tough to choose just 200 finalists from such a large list of
excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the qualities of the
companies we selected as Finalists."
    The winning 100 companies will be announced at Red Herring's Spring
event, May 1-3 in Monterey, California, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The
winning CEO's will present their innovative ideas and technologies to an
audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers and corporate strategists. This
year's Red Herring 100 Spring event marks the 10th anniversary of the Red
Herring 100 Awards.

    
    About EQO Communications
    
    Based in Vancouver, Canada, EQO has developed a revolutionary mobile
service that keeps people connected to their online communities and instant
messaging networks from their mobile phone. Using a combination of a
proprietary mobile soft switch platform and a presence-enabled Voice-over-IP
(VoIP) signaling network, EQO is capable of bridging online identity,
presence-based calling and Instant Messaging services to mass market mobile
handsets available worldwide.

    
    About Red Herring
    
    Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world's best high
technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a
variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology
news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders
around the globe.  Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global
innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging
technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is
available on the Internet at http://www.redherring.com.





For further information:

For further information: EQO Communications Media Contact: Doug Wyllie, 
Antenna Group, +1-415-977-1930, or doug@antennagroup.com; or Red Herring 
Contact: Olle Binkhorst, Red Herring, Inc., +1-650-585-3418, or 
obinkhorst@redherring.com Web Site: http://www.eqo.com                 
http://www.eqocommunications.com                  http://www.redherring.com/

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