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Roger Cheng

New York City
Executive Editor — 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.

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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The 3:59's big milestone (The 3:59, Ep. 100)

Verizon reigns supreme in latest wireless test - CNET — RootMetrics once again has Verizon dominating in every category of its test, which ranges from speed to reliability and overall quality.

Verizon reigns supreme in latest wireless test — The back and forth over which carrier has the best network continues, with Verizon Wireless taking the latest win. The nation's largest carrier also proved to be the best, according to the results taken from the first half of the year from testing firm RootMetrics.

Does Apple CEO Tim Cook deserve an A? (The 3:59, Ep. 99)

AT&T boosts prices for data plans, and throws in more data to boot — It's AT&T's turn to shake up its wireless plans. The nation's second-largest carrier on Wednesday introduced new wireless plans that offer more data -- but at a higher starting price. The changes echo the shift Verizon's making with its new plans, introduced last month.

Now everyone wants to kill the audio jack! (The 3:59, Ep. 97) — Et tu, Intel? Your precious headphones may soon be irrelevant if the titans of tech have their way. Apple is rumored to be excising the 3.5 mm audio jack in the next iPhone. Now, Intel believes the USB Type-C port could also be a suitable replacement.

Is Google's Project Fuchsia a Windows and Android Killer? (The 3:59, Ep. 96) - CNET

Is Google's Project Fuchsia a Windows and Android Killer? (The 3:59, Ep. 96)

Nokia is plotting a comeback, but do you even care? (The 3:59, Ep. 95) — Nokia isn't just the stuff of nostalgia. That's the bet that Finnish startup HMD is making with its 10-year deal to produce Nokia phones and tablets in cooperation with phone manufacturer Foxconn. The company on Monday tapped a new marketing chief, Pekka Rantala, to get the word out.

Meet the man charged with reviving Nokia's phone brand — The pieces are slowly coming together for the Nokia phone to make a comeback. In May, Microsoft unloaded the phone business it originally purchased from Nokia on FIH Mobile, a unit of Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Foxconn, and on HMD Global, a Finnish startup tasked with selling phones and tablets under the Nokia brand.
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