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Let's Talk Twitter: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 29, 2009

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The House of Representatives defeated the bill to delay the DTV transition. For now the transition will still happen on February 17th, 2009. However, an amended bill could be reintroduced as early as next week.

The RIAA may be teaming up with ISP's to fight illegal fire sharing. The Recording Industry Association of America is reportedly in talks with AT&T and Comcast to send intellectual property pirates warnings about illegal sharing and may even terminate violaters accounts. The move comes just weeks after the RIAA announced that they would cease to pursue legal action against illegal file sharers.

AOL will lay off 10% of its workforce. AOL CEO Randy Flaco announced that the company would cut nearly 700 positions over the next few quarters. The move comes as no surprise for the struggling company, whose parent company Time Warner recently announced a $25 billion write-down.

The New York Times has hired Goldman Sachs to explore sale of its share of the Boston Red Sox. The Times, whose income fell 48% year over year, owns a 17.8% share of New England Sports Venture, which owns the Red Sox.

ABC may move Jimmy Kimmel Live into Nightline's time slot. The programming decision would pit Kimmel directly against NBC's Conan O'Brien, who is set to take over the Tonight Show. Nightline has aired in the 11:35 ET time slot for over 29 years.

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