Playlist: Facebook, upfronts and tuxedo wars

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Friday, May 13, 2011

Facebook admitted to hiring a public relations firm to expose negative stories about Google. As the TV ad-buying event known as the "upfront" market kicks off next week, networks are confident that advertisers -- but not necessarily viewers -- are back. Commentator and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman shared his thoughts about the Federal Trade Commission's new food marketing guidelines. There's a battle brewing between tuxedo companies, big and small. Spending is up at higher end retailers.

We also had the weekly wrap on Wall Street concerning the Greek debt, and heard about the latest from Syria. And here are the songs we played:

  • The Shy Retirer - Arab StrapBuy
  • Ms. Jackson - OutkastBuy
  • Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns 'N Roses) - Vitamin String QuartetBuy
  • Our Love Can Change the World - The BoltsBuy
  • Champions - Dan the AutomatorBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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