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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
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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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AT&T CEO hints at over-the-top mobile video service — "Our customers are demanding video to be delivered across any device," says Randall Stephenson, adding that he plans to use the relationships from DirecTV to strike new deals. AT&T may be the next big player to throw its hat into the online video ring.

AT&T Q4 customer growth up, but competition fuels rise in turnover — AT&T's results topped Wall Street expectations, even if a majority of its customer growth is coming from its non-smartphone business. AT&T finds itself in the middle of a full-blown wireless price war.

AT&T adds to Mexico shopping spree with Nextel Mexico buy — The $1.875 billion deal follows its acquisition of Iusacell and bid to expand its presence in Mexico. AT&T isn't wasting time establishing a foothold in Mexico. The second largest wireless carrier in the US by subscriber said on Monday that it had entered into a deal to acquire NII Holdings' wireless business, which operates as Nextel Mexico, for $1.875 billion, excluding the outstanding debt.

Ring ring, it's your watch calling — On paper, it doesn't make sense for smartwatches to have their own independent connection. But AT&T is working to make sure it's in the mix when it comes to wearables. Does a smartwatch need its own cellular connection? The simple answer is, well, no.

Verizon: Don't expect us to offer a data rollover plan — Verizon CFO Fran Shammo says the carrier won't be following AT&T and T-Mobile's lead. Don't hold your breath for Verizon Wireless to counter AT&T and T-Mobile with a data rollover program. That's according to Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, who said the nation's largest wireless carrier by subscribers would not follow its rivals and allow consumers to move unused data into future billing cycles.

Verizon Q4 subscriber growth continues to hum, even as defections rise — Verizon swung to a loss in the fourth quarter thanks to charges related to pension and debt, although its adjusted results matched Wall Street expectations. Verizon is finally feeling the heat. After successfully shrugging off multiple quarters of competitive pressure from rivals, the nation's largest wireless carrier by subscribers finally succumbed to the myriad of promotional offers that launched during the holiday period.

Can Windows 10 patch Microsoft's mobile perception problems? — Microsoft plans to drop the Windows Phone name and use "Windows 10," underscoring the idea of a common platform for all devices -- and perhaps getting consumers to pay more attention to its smartphones. When it comes to Windows Phone, Microsoft is hoping less is more.

Microsoft has 'tailored' version of Windows 10 for phones, tablets — While Microsoft is going for a consistent software experience across all devices, it will have a specific version for devices with a screen size that is smaller than 8 inches. Microsoft isn't leaving smartphones and tablets out when it comes to its upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

Netflix CEO sees plenty of room to coexist with HBO online — Reed Hastings says that "it's definitely not a zero-sum game" when it comes to online streaming-video services. Yes, Netflix and HBO can get along just fine. That's according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who said on Tuesday in a video conference call that he believes customers could potentially subscriber to both Netflix and HBO's future streaming service.

Netflix will stream 'The Interview' on Saturday — The movie makes its debut on the streaming video service 30 days after its limited theater run and online debut. The next stop for controversial comedy "The Interview": Netflix. The online streaming video service said today that the film, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as Americans who get the opportunity to interview the leader of North Korea, will debut on its site on Saturday.
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Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

AT&T CEO hints at over-the-top mobile video service via @CNET

Jan 27, 2015

AT&T CEO says his new investments are on a pause until he understands what's going on with Internet regulations. It's up in the air, he says

Jan 27, 2015

AT&T CEO says a priority from DirecTV deal is to get more mobile video content to smartphones and tablet customers.

Jan 27, 2015

AT&T's Iusacell and Nextel Mexico spectrum assets makes up a foundation for a strong network, CEO says.

Jan 27, 2015

AT&T CEO: "We'll exit 2015 a very different company." Between DirecTV and Mexico, it looks like it.

Jan 27, 2015

Apple rings up big holiday sales thanks to larger-screen iPhone 6, @sharatibken reports via @CNET

Jan 27, 2015

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the holiday quarter, way past Wall Street expectations of 66.5 million. People love them bigger phones.

Jan 27, 2015

AT&T believes business solutions and consumer TV and broadband will generate more rev than mobility in 12 months.

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