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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  CNET, 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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Page designer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's Highlander weekly section.

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Why the BlackBerry Classic is critical to the new BlackBerry — Hint: It's not about smartphone sales volume or market share. The BlackBerry Classic, as its name implies, is a throwback to the company's glory days. But the smartphone plays an important role in BlackBerry's future.

Microsoft to spill more details on Windows 10 on Jan 21 — Titled "Windows 10: The next chapter," Microsoft's second event for its next operating system will be focused more on the consumer event. Microsoft is readying to pull back the curtain even further on its next version of the Windows operating system.

Samsung's virtual-reality kit, Gear VR, finally launches — Teased in September, the Gear VR will be sold on Samsung and AT&T's website. But Samsung is more concerned with building awareness than unit sales. Samsung is making a big jump into virtual reality, and it hopes early adopters will follow along.

Tech's biggest flops and gaffes in 2014 (pictures)

The biggest tech turkeys of 2014 — Fourteen of the year's most embarrassing blunders in technology -- all for your holiday enjoyment. Technology companies can make our lives easier and even change the world. But just as often they can mess up. Spectacularly. And 2014 delivered ample proof that even smart people do stupid things.

Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins: 'I have no regrets' (Q&A) — A year after exiting BlackBerry, Thorsten Heins weighs in on his time at the smartphone maker and dishes on his current phone. BlackBerry's comeback tour last year ended in disappointment. At the wheel of that bus was Thorsten Heins, who kicked off a massive multicountry launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, hired Alicia Keys as "creative director" and paid big bucks for a spot during the 2013 Super Bowl.

Apple said to be embedding Beats music service into iOS — Having the subscription music service preloaded onto devices, as the Financial Times says is planned, gives Apple a leg up over competitors such as Spotify. Apple plans to load the subscription music service it obtained from its acquisition of Beats into the iOS operating system powering iPhones and iPads as soon as early next year, according to the Financial Times (subscription required).

AT&T's latest promotion: Get 15GB of data for price of 10GB — The limited offer begins on Tuesday, netting AT&T users 15 gigabytes of data for $100. AT&T is the latest wireless carrier to provide more bang for the buck when it comes to data. Starting Tuesday, the Dallas telecommunications provider will offer 15 gigabytes of shared data for $100, the price it previously charged for 10 GB of data.

FCC Chairman: Basic connectivity is now inadequate connectivity — Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access to schools in proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is on a mission to hook up schools with faster Internet.

FCC seeks more info on AT&T's plan to 'pause' fiber roll out — AT&T still needs FCC approval for its $48.5 billion deal to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV. AT&T' CEO Randall Stephenson's intent to go into " pause mode" with the company's plans to deploy high-speed fiber-optic lines throughout the country has piqued the Federal Communications Commission's curiosity.
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Dec 21, 2014

More Sony background. This time a nice primer on North Korea's long-waged cyberwar with the US. @sethr @iansherr

Dec 18, 2014

Waiting on the runway at JFK. Pilot says we're in a "conga line" of planes waiting to take off. Reassuring.

Dec 18, 2014

Why the BlackBerry Classic is critical to the new BlackBerry - My analysis on the launch.…

Dec 17, 2014

BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Apple-IBM partnership: The market is big enough, and we'll get our fair share.

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