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Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  CNET, 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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Sprint's iPhone for life program to offer annual upgrade — Sprint ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month. The offer takes effect on November 14. Sprint isn't standing still, continuing to tinker with its plans as it seeks to win over new customers.

Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone — The Fire Phone, an exclusive to AT&T, can now be had for 99 cents and a two-year contract.

AT&T Q3 profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customers — The company's growth was driven largely by connected devices like the connected car, but also a healthy mix of smartphone and tablet growth. AT&T reported strong customer growth even as its earnings came in just below expectations.

Sprint undercuts AT&T, Verizon with $20, 1GB family data plan — At $20, Sprint is offering twice as much data as Verizon and more than three times the data as AT&T. The wireless wars over family plans continue, with Sprint once against taking it up a notch. Sprint on Wednesday introduced a low-end family data plan that included 1 gigabyte of data for $20 a month, undercutting the top carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Verizon misses Q3 mark as it shrugs off rivals' promotions — But the carrier still managed to post strong customer growth, driven largely by an increase in tablet sales. Verizon was able to keep its customer growth engine humming even as it narrowly missed earnings expectations for the third quarter.

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.
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Oct 24, 2014

So @JohnLegere AT&T is locking down the SIM in its iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3. What will T-Mobile do?

Oct 24, 2014

Sprint's iPhone for life program to offer annual upgrade via @CNET tip @techmeme

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dkberman: It took 90 days for China's Alibaba to earn $1.99 billion, more than Amazon has made over the past 20 years.

Oct 24, 2014

Sitting in a green room at 30 Rock awaiting a taping for CNBC's Tech Bet online show.

Oct 23, 2014

@davezatz @_sunilrawat @CNET I suspect there will be, but with massive changes. Amazon isn't afraid to bet big.

Oct 23, 2014

@JohnLegere @CNET So...guessing the Fire Phone doesn't make it to T-Mobile?

Oct 23, 2014

A pricey flop: Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone via @CNET

Oct 23, 2014

Amazon Q3 loss widens as it braces for rocky holiday quarter via @CNET @donnaytam

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