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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  CNET, Yahoo, Wall Street Journal
Covers:  business technology, mobile payments, mobile operating systems, apple iphone, wireless carriers, mobile, apps, smartphones, wireless chips, tablets
Doesn't Cover: enterprise, pcs, pc chips, storage

Executive editor for CNET News; hardcore USC Trojan and Lakers fan; perpetually sleepy; curator of annoying PR.

Roger Cheng's Biography

I'm the executive editor at CNET in charge of East Coast coverage and breaking news. I also cover mobile, which remains an area of intense interest to me. Before CNET, I spent nearly ten years covering tech at the Dow Jones Newswires and Wall Street Journal. When I'm not staring at a computer screen or hounding sources, I'm rooting for my beloved USC Trojans and LA Lakers ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Page designer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's Highlander weekly section.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter.

No, Amazon probably isn't opening hundreds of bookstores - CNET

No, Amazon probably isn't opening hundreds of bookstores

cnet.com — The man behind that wild Amazon bookstore rumor will need to take his time pulling his foot out of his mouth. You might have heard that Amazon is building as many as 400 physical bookstores.Turns out the original source of that news, General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani, is walking back his comments in public fashion.
Feb 03, 2016

You have to imagine Amazon gave this guy an angry call... cnet.co/1P7y0DR via @CNET

Feb 03, 2016

No, Amazon probably isn't opening hundreds of bookstores - @CNET cnet.co/1Pirloa

Feb 03, 2016

RT @RogerWCheng: You have to imagine Amazon gave this guy an angry call... cnet.co/1P7y0DR via @CNET

T-Mobile's discounted unlimited plan targets data-hungry families - CNET

technewsi.altervista.org — T-Mobile cut the rate on its four-person unlimited data plan. Virgin Mobile, meanwhile, introduced a new set of lower-priced plans for bargain hunters.

T-Mobile's discounted unlimited plan targets data-hungry families

cnet.com — T-Mobile is celebrating. The Bellevue, Washington, company, dropped the price of its unlimited data family plan by a third on Wednesday. The cut came a day after the carrier edged out Verizon Wireless as the fastest carrier in the US, according to a report by testing firm OpenSignal.
Feb 03, 2016

T-Mobile drops the price on its family unlimited data plan cnet.co/1P6GFpZ via @CNET

By 2020, more people will own a phone than have electricity - CNET

technewsi.altervista.org — The proliferation of mobile phones will continue as mobile data traffic jumps tenfold over the next four years, according to a study by Cisco.

By 2020, more people will own a phone than have electricity

cnet.com — The mobile phone is conquering the world. Everywhere you turn, someone's glued to the screen of a phone, e-mailing, posting status updates or playing a mobile game. But that's largely in developed countries like the US or those in Western Europe. In many developing countries, even a basic "dumb" phone is a luxury.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @RogerWCheng: Crazy stat: Cisco says that by 2020, more people will own a cellphone than have electricity. cnet.com/news/by-2020-m…

Feb 03, 2016

Crazy stat: Cisco says that by 2020, more people will own a cellphone than have electricity. cnet.com/news/by-2020-m…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @CNET: By 2020, more people will own a mobile phone than have electricity cnet.co/1SXPdU4 pic.twitter.com/CfsNWFZYXI

Feb 03, 2016

By 2020, more people will own a mobile phone than have electricity buff.ly/1Qccg7s via CNET fb.me/4H7da5uXa

Feb 03, 2016

By 2020, more people will own a phone than have electricity cnet.co/1P63UR7 via @CNET

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This is the nation's fastest wireless carrier, study says - CNET

This is the nation's fastest wireless carrier, study says

cnet.com — You're sitting in a coffee shop, your eyeballs glued to the phone. YouTube is open, and you're waiting for the latest comic-book movie trailer to load. Instead, you get the oh-so-familiar circular loading icon instead. And it keeps spinning and spinning. It's at these moments when you wonder if this is the right time to switch wireless carriers.
Feb 02, 2016

New study says this is the nation's fastest wireless carrier, by a hair says cnet.co/1P2Besg via @CNET

Feb 02, 2016

New study says T-Mobile is the fastest wireless carrier in the US cnet.co/1X0qUnN pic.twitter.com/q79hiozquE

Feb 02, 2016

RT @JohnLegere: Hear that? It's the sound of @Verizon crying because @TMobile wins in network speed!! cnet.co/1Q9FTX2 pic.twitter.com/RXCyZU0HrN

AT&T shuffles leadership to tie video, mobile services together - CNET

AT&T shuffles leadership to tie video, mobile services together

cnet.com — You're increasingly watching video on the go, with your phone taking over as the central source of entertainment. AT&T recognizes that, and has shaken up the responsibilities of its top lieutenants as it attempts to better tie together its video and mobile services.
Feb 01, 2016

AT&T is betting big, big, big on video. Another scoop by @rogerwcheng cnet.co/1P0It3O @CNET

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Feb 07, 2016

A good read if you want to fake knowing what's going with the Super Bowl, via @jetscott twitter.com/jetscott/statu…

Feb 07, 2016

Last night's introduction of the Republican presidential candidates was painful to watch... gawker.com/republican-can…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @NBAAllStar: Starting with MJ, closing with Vince... the BEST of the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest through the years!! #NBAmixtape amp.twimg.com/v/c73bc237-db0…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @nytimes: Fact Check: Chris Christie said nurse quarantined during Ebola outbreak had symptoms. Not by her account. nyti.ms/1PsTs41

Feb 05, 2016

@jandawson It's interesting Verizon opted to take this route, although it did telegraph it: cnet.com/news/verizon-m…

Feb 05, 2016

@jandawson What do you think are the NN implications for this?

Feb 05, 2016

RT @jandawson: Looks like video on Verizon’s Go90 app now doesn’t count against your data cap (same on iOS) play.google.com/store/apps/det… pic.twitter.com/9COLgXRRxV

Feb 05, 2016

I was kind of hoping they were going to shoot a new 10-years-after episode. Bummer. twitter.com/EW/status/6956…


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