• Wolverton: First look at Apple's Watch - 04/25/2015 11:00 AM PDT
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    Google exec killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

    Dan Fredinburg, Google X privacy executive, has been confirmed as one of the dead in a 7.9 magnitude quake that struck Nepal Saturday, triggering an avalanche on Mt. Everest where Fredinburg was one of a climbing party. An estimated 1,100 were killed in the quake. 
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    A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.  
     
    PITTSBURGH -- Off-price retailing owes a nod to the basement below Filene's, a Boston department store that figured out a way in the early 1900s to get rid of excess inventory at a discount in a stripped-down space below the fancy sales floors upstairs.  
     
    When gourmet food trucks were at the peak of their popularity, traveling to distant locations and waiting hours in line for a taste was part of the thrill. But with thousands of the mobile kitchens on the road today, the frenzy has faded, forcing many vendors to look for a new edge. Now a website that's been there since the beginning is helping fashion a second act.  
     
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    Tech Files columnist's first take is that the Watch is well-built and has some neat features, but is confusing to use and lacks a killer app.
     
     
    OAKLAND -- Dollar Tree Stores is ordered to pay $2.72 million to settle a civil prosecution lawsuit over illegal hazardous waste disposal, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Friday.  
     
    HOUSTON -- In the year since the energy industry last gathered in for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming.  
     
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    Today: The SV150's major trends are the same as dominant leader Apple: High levels of profitability and huge returns for investors.  
     
    Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.  
     
    Juniper Networks shares reached their highest level in a year, after the maker of Internet routing equipment beat estimates for sales and issued a bullish forecast.  
     
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    New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

    It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.