The Digital Dispatch: Yorktel, Cogenta, and Project Sunblock

Adroit Digital announced the results of a comprehensive study of 1,000 adults from the U.S. and Canada that own both a PC and a tablet.

Bigcommerce announced that Garden Genie, a company that's taking aim at big box gardening retailers with its innovative mobile app, is the first ever winner of the E-Commerce Circle for the 4th annual Global Startup Battle (GSB).

Cogenta launched a multi-national version of its cloud-based retail insight platform.

Comigo and Octoshape announced a partnership to deliver an end-to-end TV solution for operators, offering revolutionary social and interactive features and capabilities combined with a superior TV viewing experience.

DG MediaMind announced a partnership with Cognitive Networks to bring interactivity to TV ads. DG MediaMind also released a new "Mobile Performance Benchmarks" report that quantifies the relative performance of mobile ad formats.

eXelate announced that it has named Deb Josephs SVP of global human resources and Matt Bennathan as VP and managing director, UK.

Havas announced today that Pam Hamlin has been promoted to the position of global president, Arnold Worldwide.

IMImobile, in partnership with O2, announced the launch of #TweetServe, a new innovative Twitter based customer service offering from O2.

Integral Ad Science announced that it has been granted a patent for its Firewall ad blocking technology.

Kenshoo announced the appointment of Michel van Woudenberg as managing director, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

Latin3 welcomed Talia Leon-Villanueva as its new senior account manager for its Miami office. Latin3 also implemented a new advertising attribution model powered by DoubleClick by Google.

Local Yokel Media expanded its advertising targeting capabilities to include mobile, behavioral and demographic profiling, social, geo-targeting, and retargeting.

Mood Media Corporation announced that it has appointed Claude Nahon as president, Mood Media International.

Pitney Bowes Inc. announced it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Twitter.

Project Sunblock, the content verification technology provider, has integrated with AppNexus to deliver a new tool to vet or block advertising as it is bought and sold online in real-time.

Surefire Social launched Surefire Social Enterprise, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) marketing solution that will help enterprise businesses deploy scalable digital campaigns that drive lead generation at the local level.

Yorktel announced the appointment of Jim DeBlasio as EVP of operations.

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