airG Named a Red Herring 100 Winner
Award Recognizes the 100 Private Technology Firms in North America Driving the Future of Technology
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 22, 2006 – airG, the global leader in powering mobile communities and wireless social networking announced today that it has been selected as a winner of the annual “Red Herring 100 North America” award by Red Herring magazine. This list of 100 privately held companies in North America recognizes those that play a leading role in innovating the technology business. To view the full list of the Red Herring 100 winners, please visit www.redherring.com.
Disruptive technologies and business plans
"With venture capital flowing again, we’re seeing a lot of innovative new companies taking on the established players with disruptive technologies and innovative business plans,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “The Red Herring 100 North America companies, among them airG, are pushing and breaking the boundaries of the technology business and we are excited to report on their success stories.”
More than just buzz
Red Herring’s lists of top private companies are an important part of the renowned magazine’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology firms and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google and eBay were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors as some that would change the way we live and work.
After receiving more than 1,000 submissions and nominations, Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated airG and the other contenders through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development. The Red Herring 100 North America companies are at the forefront of the technologies that are changing our lives in profound ways.
airG powers mobile communities and wireless social networking. The company’s products and services have a proven track record of increasing customer affinity for leading mobile operators and media companies globally including Sprint Nextel, Cingular, Virgin Mobile, Orange and MTV Asia. airG's mobile community has more than seven million registered users worldwide and is available on more than 85 mobile operators. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company also has offices in the UK and Australia. www.airG.com
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