'Silicon Valley' recap, episode 3: 'Articles of Incorporation'

ITworld's Melissa Shaw watched episode 3 of "Silicon Valley" so you don't have to.
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When we last left Palo Alto: Richard learned that while writing a game-changing compression algorithm may be relatively easy, starting a business is simultaneously boring, cutthroat, and hard. He ends up trading business-minded former hooli exec Jared for his best friend, Big Head, whom hooli "steals" away. It'll be good for Richard to have a friend on the inside, as the VP of Spite notes that hooli is reserve-engineering Richard's prize algorithm in a bid to beat him to market.

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