a red herring

a red herring

something that takes people's attention away from the main subject being talked or written about About halfway through the book it looked as though the butler was the murderer, but that turned out to be a red herring.
See also: herring, red
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Being selected as a Red Herring Top 100 winner for the second consecutive year demonstrates our ability to innovate ahead of the competition, just as our brand new Mercury5 reader eclipses anything else.
We're delighted to see Pentaho being selected as a Red Herring 100 North America winner," said Andre M Boisvert, Chairman of Pentaho Corporation.
E[acute accent]"Being selected as a Red Herring 100 finalist again is a great honor," said Pam McNamara, CEO of CRF Inc.
Dodd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Serologicals, said, "All of us at Serologicals Corporation are proud to be recognized as a Red Herring Small Cap 100 company.
Being named a Red Herring 100 Company is a testament to the innovations a company brings to the market," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Atrica.
We are thrilled to be named a Red Herring 100 company," said Michael Zhao, president and CEO, Array Networks.
We are honored to be selected as a Red Herring 100 company as it recognizes technology innovation, customer adoption, and business execution," said Greg Oslan, president and CEO of Narus.
As a Red Herring 100 winner, DataSynapse joins the ranks of industry pioneers like eBay and Google who were identified early as companies that would change the way we live and work.
As a Red Herring 100 winner, DataSynapse will present its business model and technology at the Red Herring Spring 2005 conference, May 17-19, 2005 in Monterey, Calif.
We are honored to have been selected as a Red Herring 100 Private Company," said John Ousterhout, Electric Cloud Chief Executive.
com), the leading provider of sophisticated silicon solutions for advanced packet switching systems, today announced that Red Herring, the premier magazine for business technology and innovation, has recognized Sandburst as a Red Herring top 100 company.
As a Red Herring 100 winner a profile of IMlogic will appear in the June issue of Red Herring and deSouza will present an industry and corporate overview of IMlogic at The Red Herring Spring Platform, May 18-20 in Monterey, Calif.
Netezza Corporation today announced that it has been named a Red Herring Top 100 Private Company and has been recognized by editors of the magazine for its innovation and rapid success.
We see Tellium as a very mature company that is capable of competing with larger public companies, thus their designation as a Red Herring Private 50 company.