Trials, tribulations and tone deafness feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

April 9, 2015 8:30 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers just put an embarrassing gender-discrimination lawsuit behind it. Now, thanks to the HBO show "Silicon Valley," it's about to get dinged Hollywood-style.

The lawsuit that thrust the firm into the headlines last month caught show creator Mike Judge's eye, but played out too late for the current season, he said in an interview Wednesday night ahead of the show's Bay Area premiere. "Silicon Valley" has attracted a loyal following in the region for its i...

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