Is Google's Pixel the 'one phone to rule them all'? (The 3:59, EP. 116)

We talk about Google's big event Tuesday as well as Facebook's new Marketplace and Messenger Lite.

Alfred Ng Senior Reporter / CNET News
Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
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Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
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It's less than 24 hours before Google's big reveal in San Francisco on Tuesday. Rumors are swirling over what to expect thanks to reported leaks of phones dubbed the Pixel and the Pixel XL.

We talk about whether the rumored features on Google's upcoming flagship phone will have what it takes to knock down Apple, and what's needed to do just that.

Also on this podcast, Facebook unveils a slimmed-down version of its Messenger app, as well as a competitor to Craigslist with its own Marketplace.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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