Kazuo Hirai, group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment, said connectivity is central to the PlayStation experience. "Just like you can't
imagine having a PC that's not connected, I really can't imagine a console that is not able to connect to the networks and do online game play."
His comments came Monday night after he introduced Sony's latest hand-held gaming device, the PlayStation red sole shoes Vita, which can use cellphone and WiFi coverage and allows players to compete directly with PlayStation 3 users at home.
McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain, plans to become the first company of its type to sell fish in Europe that has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
McDonald's will start selling MSC-certified white fish — including in its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches — at 7,000 restaurants in 39 European countries from October, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company said Tuesday. The MSC is an organization set up to help promote and develop sustainable fishing practices.
The MSC certification is the "most robust and recognizable" demonstration of sustainable sourcing, said Keith Kenny, senior director of red soled Christian Louboutin New arrival supply chain for McDonald's Europe. "This is really going to raise awareness" of the issue of sustainability for McDonald's 13 million daily customers in the region, he said.
China should guard against risks from "excessive" holdings of U.S. assets as Washington could pursue a policy to weaken the dollar, a senior currency regulator said in comments published on a Web site that briefly pushed the dollar lower.
However, the comments by Guan Tao of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange were quickly removed from the Web site at his request because he said they had been made in private academic discussions and represented his personal view only.