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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  Wall Street Journal, CNET
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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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays — When asked about whether supply will start to reach demand, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "We're not even on the same planet." Apple CEO Tim Cook warned that demand for the new iPhones is far outstripping supply. The result: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may continue to be a tough device to find through the holidays.

The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ) — It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future. Wireless spectrum -- the radio signals designated to carry data over the air from your smartphone to the Internet -- isn't the sexiest topic in the tech world.

Apple, needing a jolt with new iPads, plays it safe instead — If last month's iPhone 6 was a major leap forward, Thursday's iPad and Mac upgrades represented more modest progress. Having already won a standing ovation for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, Apple was seemingly content with polite applause for its newest iPads and Macs.

Netflix on HBO's Web-only service: It's inevitable, sensible — Netflix has long viewed HBO as its primary long-term competitor. Netflix is cool with HBO as an online competitor. HBO shook up the cable world and delighted cord cutters when its chairman and CEO, Richard Plepler, said it would launch an online-only service next year, finally breaking free from the traditional model that would have consumers to have a cable-TV subscription.

For Google's Android 5.0, L stands for Lollipop — Google unveils the name of the latest version of Android, which was previously referred to as "L." Google's obsession with sweets continues with Android 5.0, now officially known as Lollipop. The latest version of the Android operating system, which was previewed at the company's Google I/O event in June, was officially launched on Wednesday.

Google unveils Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone, Nexus Player streamer — The products will serve as the showcase devices for the latest version of Android, Lollipop, until now nicknamed Android "L." Google's Nexus family keeps on getting bigger.

Sprint: Existing customers can lease an iPhone 6 for $5 a month — After several promotions aimed at winning over new customers, Sprint is looking to reward its own base. Sprint wants to reward its existing customer base for their loyalty. The company said on Tuesday that it was offering a "Loyalty Service Credit" of $15 to Sprint customers looking to lease a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

France's Iliad bids adieu to T-Mobile US, withdraws takeover bid — Iliad says T-Mobile and parent company Deutsche Telekom have refused to entertain the new offer. French telecommunications provider Iliad's unlikely bid to acquire T-Mobile US came to an end on Monday. Iliad confirmed in a statement that it "put an end to its project of acquiring T-Mobile US" after the US carrier and its German parent, Deutsche Telekom, refused to entertain the new offer.

Xperia Z3 heads to T-Mobile on October 29 — The Xperia Z3 will arrive on the "Uncarrier" six days after its brother, the Xperia Z3v, hits Verizon Wireless stores. Now its T-Mobile's turn to talk up its Sony flagship smartphone. The Bellevue, Wash.-based "Uncarrier" said on Monday that it would begin selling the Xperia Z3 on October 29.

Apple expands iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus to 36 more countries — Apple's two newest smartphones will be available to a total of 69 countries by the end of the month, and are on track to hit more than 115 countries by the end of the year. Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus continued its global roll out.
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Oct 20, 2014

Not sure I buy Tim Cook's "speed bump" defense on declining iPad sales, but he gets one thing right: Folks are hanging on to them longer.

Oct 20, 2014

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find in the holidays via @CNET

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook: Lumping Apple Watch into "Other" category has nothing to do with expectations. $AAPL

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook view iPad declines as a speedbump, and not a huge issue. $AAPL

Oct 20, 2014

While iPhone production is ramping up, Apple's Tim Cook says he isn't sure when supply will catch up with demand. $AAPL

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook confirms commercial terms with the issuing bank, but wouldn't discuss any details on how it makes money on Apple Pay.

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenue via @CNET

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook again hammers the point about Apple Pay's privacy, taking a subtle dig at Google's strategy to monetize user data. $AAPL

Oct 20, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he believes Apple Pay will sell more devices, calls it a "killer feature."

Oct 20, 2014

Apple plans to bundle Apple Watch, iPod, accessories under "Others" next quarter. Guess it doesn't want to break out sales. $AAPL

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