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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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ESPN sues Verizon over new 'skinny bundles' for cable TV — ESPN isn't a fan of Verizon's new way of offering cable channels under its Fios TV service. The sports network has sued Verizon for allegedly breaching its contract, which was earlier reported by The report said the lawsuit was filed in the New York Supreme Court.

Moore's Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap — To get a sense of what society owes to Moore's Law, just ask what the world would look like if Intel co-founder Gordon Moore never made his famous 1965 observation that the processing power of computers would increase exponentially. "It is almost unimaginable," said Genevieve Bell, a cultural anthropologist for Intel.

Apple Watch's Swiss debut delayed by patent snag — Apple may have to wait a little longer before it can go toe-to-toe with the luxury watchmakers in their home country. The launch of Apple Watch could be delayed in Switzerland, known as the birthplace of luxury watches, due to a patent owned by watch brand Leonard, which bars the tech titan from using the image of an apple or the word "apple" within the country, according to Swiss broadcaster RTS.

HTC One M9 teardown reveals it is really hard to fix — The may be a looker, but don't try to pry it open for repairs. HTC's latest flagship smartphone, which launches across carriers on April 10, earned one of the lowest repairability scores from iFixit, a firm that tears down and analyzes gadgets to get a better look at the components and how they're put together.

How wireless carriers will keep the Final Four hooked up — As March Madness peaks with the Final Four games on Saturday, the wireless carriers are working to bring their own A-game when it comes to network coverage. High-profile events such as the Super Bowl, South by Southwest or the National Collegiate Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament have become chances for the wireless carriers to show their mettle.

Apple's iPad turns 5: Where does it go from here? — When Steve Jobs showed off what he called the "truly magical and revolutionary" iPad in 2010, no one guessed just how quickly it would take off. The 3-year-old iPhone may have been a surefire hit at the time, but the iPad was a wild card.

AT&T quiere ayudarte a ver qué tan perezoso [o no] eres — La operadora planea lanzar una plataforma de salud que ayudaría a monitorizar y evaluar datos de los 'gadgets' de salud y actividad física. También lanzará servicio de alertas médicas de Philips GoSafe. BARCELONA -- AT&T está incursionando en el campo de la salud, y quiere dirigirse a viejos y jóvenes por igual.

T-Mobile rolls out ever-updating map so you can check your coverage — T-Mobile is taking a new approach to the staid wireless coverage map. The Bellevue, Calif., company on Monday unveiled its "next-gen" network map, which utilizes real-time data collected by customers and through third-party sources such as and Inrix. What makes it next gen?

BlackBerry shows signs of life, posts surprise quarterly profit — Don't count the struggling smartphone maker out yet as BlackBerry CEO John Chen's house cleaning is starting to yield benefits. You can't keep BlackBerry down. The struggling smartphone manufacturer posted a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, squeaking out gains thanks to a massive cost-cutting effort and an adjustment to the value of its investment in a broad patent portfolio.

BlackBerry shows signs of life; posts a surprise Q4 profit — You can't keep BlackBerry down. The struggling smartphone manufacturer posted a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, squeaking out gains thanks to a massive cost-cutting effort and an adjustment to the value of its investment in a broad patent portfolio.
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Apr 27, 2015

Tim Cook won't say when the iPad trajectory will turn, but still says it's a good business in "the long term." $AAPL

Apr 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook admits to seeing iPad cannibalization from iPhone and Mac. "It is what it is," he says, adding it will stabilize.

Apr 27, 2015

RT @sharatibken: iPad had its best quarter ever in China, says @tim_cook. At least it's growing somewhere b/c overall Q2 iPad unit sales tumbled 23% yoy

Apr 27, 2015

Apple still leaning on China: Everything there was extremely good, says CEO Tim Cook.

Apr 27, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the App Store grew 100% year over year. $AAPL

Apr 27, 2015

RT @sharatibken: Apple CEO @tim_cook says customer response to #AppleWatch is almost 100% positive. "It's hard to imagine it being better."

Apr 27, 2015

RT @sharatibken: Apple CFO says Apple Watch margins will be lower than the company average. Forecast 38.5% to 39.5% for Q3.

Apr 27, 2015

RT @jandawson: 20% of active iPhone installed base has upgraded to iPhone 6 or 6+, says Tim Cook on earnings call

Apr 27, 2015

Apple Watch is only available in eight countries right now (And Hong Kong).

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