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Roger Cheng

Verified
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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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.

Are you willing to die for Elon Musk's Mars mission? (The 3:59, Ep. 114)

Ya es oficial: BlackBerry no fabricará sus nuevos teléfonos

cnet.com — La atribulada compañía cesará el desarrollo interno de hardware y lo dejará en manos de socios externos. BlackBerry se centrará más bien en la seguridad y el software.

BlackBerry bails on building its own phones

cnet.com — It's the nail in the coffin for phones at BlackBerry. The Canadian company said on Wednesday that it will shut down its own phone business after the failure of its latest bid to use Google's Android software to stimulate interest. Instead, it will rely on others to design and build the devices to save on capital.

BlackBerry bails on building its own phones

cnet.com — It's the nail in the coffin for phones at BlackBerry. The Canadian company said on Wednesday that it will shut down its own phone business after the failure of its latest bid to use Google's Android software to stimulate interest. Instead, it will rely on others to design and build the devices to save on capital.

Yahoo hack: It's not just Verizon; AT&T should be worried too

cnet.com — The massive hack that Yahoo disclosed last week is a headache for Verizon, the telecom giant set to buy the company early next year. Rival AT&T should also be nervous too. That's because many AT&T customers who sign up get the option to use -- yep, you guessed it -- a Yahoo Mail account to manage services like home broadband, wireless and pay-television services.

Do Snapchat Spectacles look dumber than Google Glass? (The 3:59, Ep. 112)

Are you a victim of Yahoo's massive hack? (The 3:59, Ep. 111)

cnet.com — Donald Trump and Ted Cruz suddenly agree on the internet, Verizon dashes unlimited data dreams and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan want to cure all diseases.

Sorry Verizon customers, no unlimited data for you

cnet.com — Verizon once again slammed the door shut on the idea of unlimited data. "At the end of the day, people don't need unlimited plans," Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said at an investor conference on Thursday. If you listen to Shammo regularly, you'll know this isn't a new sentiment.

AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming video service will launch in fourth quarter

cnet.com — Not a fan of your cable provider? AT&T is prepping an alternative for you. The Dallas telecommunications giant plans to launch an online streaming video service, DirecTV Now, in the fourth quarter, CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference on Wednesday.

T-Mobile's 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

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Sep 28, 2016

Watch me struggle to say the word, colonization. The latest YouTube episode of our 3:59 podcast....  http://fb.me/3UpCAayaO 

Sep 28, 2016

Blackberry puts its own phone ambitions out of their misery, and will outsource development and manufacturing of...  http://fb.me/8Vl4tsxRC 

Sep 28, 2016

BlackBerry to cease developing phones, will outsource to partners. Co swings to a FYQ2 loss of $372M.  https://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-phones-finally-get-put-out-of-their-misery/  tip @techmeme

Sep 27, 2016

RT @joan_e: Facebook: Really, nobody used that inflated metric, anyway  http://cnet.co/2czSFRU  by @joan_e

Sep 27, 2016

RT @alfredwkng: The judge who ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional isn't "against-police," but she's certainly against-Trump now https://t.co/FeWxIyYmpA


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