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‘Silicon Valley’ Ep. 3 Recap: The 4 Commandments of Naming Your Startup

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This week on HBO’s Silicon Valley, we see that Hooli has already made an insufferable new commercial for its new product, which is a knockoff of Richard’s Pied Piper algorithm. Richard tries to buy the name Pied Piper from a blue-collar irrigation farmer and learns how to negotiate (read: yell at people until you get your way) in the process.

Peter Gregory learns what Burger King is, and uses his knowledge of sesame seeds and cicadas as a way to advance $15 million to a pair of clients who would have otherwise had to lay off workers.  Read More

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Because We All Miss Entourage, HBO Creates Silicon Valley Sitcom

Mike Judge and Alec Berg speak in Pasadena. (Photo: Getty)

Shooting has wrapped on HBO’s new TV show Silicon Valley, and the sitcom is debuting in April. Typical unnecessary tech embargo. Still, HBO invited some TV critics to scope it out earlier this week, and they were pretty pleased about it.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Lacey Rose said it seemingly aspires to be “Entourage for the start-up scene,” which we guess means a show about four Erics?  Read More