Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

He may not be Warren Buffett (although he quotes him freely) but Sir Martin Sorrell‘s annual reports are usually among the few worth reading, writes FT Media Editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson.

This year, WPP’s chief executive returns to several favourite themes, such as the LUV-shaped economic recovery, the opportunities in the “next 11″ growth markets (WPP is in every one of them – apart from Iran), and whether Google is friend or foe. Read more

Augmented reality may no longer be the science fiction concept it was even just a few years ago – the Financial Times tried its hands at using augmented reality for one of its features last year – but it is certainly still a long way from being a part of everyday life.

That will all change within the next five years, according to Hon Hsiao-Wuen, managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, the company’s Beijing-based fundamental research lab. “My prediction is that in five years any object you meet in the real world that matters to you, you can go onto the cloud to find more information about,” Mr Hon said. Read more