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The Morning Lowdown 04-06-11

»  Satellite television company Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH) Corp won an auction for video rental chain Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) Inc offering about $320 million, trumping rival offers including that of billionaire investor Carl Icahn. (paidContent)

»  Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It. (GigaOm)

»  News Corp.’s iPad newspaper The Daily appears to be losing audience over time rather than gaining it. (Nieman Labs)

»  Programmers silent as Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) Launches iPad App (Mediaweek, check out our earlier coverage here)

»  People who like Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) ads? There’s an app for that. (MediaMemo)

»  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings: Our market opportunity is a lot bigger than you think. (BusinessInsider)

»  A year after venturing into the videogame business, Random House has struck a collaborative deal with game producer THQ Inc. (NSDQ: THQI) in a bid to gain traction. (WSJ)

»  What is Jack Dorsey doing running both Twitter and Square? (Forbes/Eric Jackson)

»  YES says no to cable app. (NY Post)

»  Facebook: Hey, We’re a Great Tool for Journalists Too! (GigaOm)