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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.

AT&T jumps into the fast lane with ultraspeedy 5G field trial - CNET

technewsi.altervista.org — 5G is supposed to give you Internet connection speeds that are 10 to 100 times faster than today's. The carrier's first field test happens in Austin, Texas.

AT&T jumps into the fast lane with ultraspeedy 5G field trial

cnet.com — 5G is coming. Eventually. 5G, which stands for the fifth generation of wireless technology, promises a significant speed boost for Internet connections. On a 5G network, you could download the latest "Star Wars" film in seconds, not the minutes needed on today's networks.
Feb 12, 2016

AT&T joins Verizon in testing 5G wireless tech, with wireless broadband to come this year cnet.com/news/att-jumps… pic.twitter.com/jjsjNHu94J

Feb 12, 2016

RT @RogerWCheng: AT&T joins Verizon in testing 5G wireless tech, with wireless broadband to come this year cnet.com/news/att-jumps… https://…

Feb 12, 2016

AT&T jumps into the fast lane with ultraspeedy 5G field trial cnet.co/1PqnEiv via @CNET / More, please.

Feb 12, 2016

Austin gets even cooler: It's where AT&T is testing 5G, 10-100x faster than 4G LTE! cnet.co/1PRdd96 pic.twitter.com/rU8tHIdE1l

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Nextbit's cloud-savvy Robin phone is set to fly. Good luck catching one - CNET

technewsi.altervista.org — The Kickstarter darling, which boasts a phone with massive cloud storage, will launch its online store next Friday with just 3,000 to 6,000 phones in stock.

Nextbit's cloud-savvy Robin phone is set to fly. Good luck catching one

cnet.com — Nextbit's Robin is ready to leave the nest. There aren't many in the flock. The San Francisco startup, which made waves last year on Kickstarter by promising a phone that could tap the cloud for massive amounts of storage, will open its online store next week.
Feb 11, 2016

SCOOP: Nextbit Robin set to launch next week with only 3K-6K units in stock, co expects to be profitable this year cnet.co/1PnWSar

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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Feb 14, 2016

Inspired by the Toy Fair, we spent the evening building a master grade Gundam. Happy Valentine's Day! pic.twitter.com/JgX6DthEvU

Feb 13, 2016

@evleaks Totally agree. Just noting how obnoxious Cruz is to make a political play so soon after Scalia's passing.

Feb 13, 2016

Of course...Ted Cruz and other conservative are arguing Obama shouldn't get to replace Justice Scalia: vox.com/2016/2/13/1098…

Feb 13, 2016

Amazon shows its artsy side with 'The New Yorker Presents' series (Q&A), via @benfoxrubin cnet.com/news/amazon-sh…

Feb 13, 2016

@techledes He can be our new "toys and fun" beat reporter.

Feb 13, 2016

I kind of forgot they were making an Angry Birds film. Lego's already all over it. pic.twitter.com/z9s4DlztWh

Feb 12, 2016

My Deadpool mini-review: Juvenile comedy and action at its finest. Great Valentine's Day date flick.


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