What Happens When Tech Geeks and Billionaires Merge

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April 4 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman takes a look at the men behind HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Of the men behind the show that why it is people have such a curiosity for these power players.

We spoke with mike judge, the creator of the show who created beavis and butthead, king of the hill, and office space.

He was starting out for a couple of years and got a lot of good material from that.

We talk about these crazy deals that happen in silicon valley, the price tags can be enormous.

Everyone is talking about facebook buying what's up.

There are lots of billionaires in silicon valley so we talked to them a little bit about that.

It is hard to root for somebody who is a billionaire.

It's hard to make them a main character on the show that is aspirational and the bad news bears, the guys with nothing that try to break in.

And hopefully people root for that.

If somebody has a billion dollars, it's hard to sit at home and go, i hope this guy find happiness.

I think it is a little harder to root for those guys.

And these particular types are so crazy.

There was a show called betas about the starting scene of silicon valley that amazon does.

They decided they will not continue with it.

They basically said, we didn't want to watch it.

You don't want to end up stealing from another show so they had not even watched it.

America loves technology and ceos.

You wonder why that is.

These guys don't get any kind of love that some of the ceos in silicon valley get.

Why do people make that exception and why are they so interested?

If they are not creating wealth for their shareholders, maybe it would be a different story.

There is a certain boldness to the kinds of things that a guy like mark zuckerberg will do or even this week we talked about google having the new stocks of that founders can hold onto their power.

There was a huge grip on these companies that they have.

And it allows them to go do some really colorful things whether it is by companies or start new ventures.

Tell me about this show.

It will be funny, a bit of a comedy.

What is the premise?

It's about people trying to make it in the business and some of the silliness that comes with that.

If you like a show like office space and people in silicon valley that really do like that kind of attitude, it will probably appeal.

You can make sense of some of the sense and -- you can't make sense of some of the stuff that happens in silicon valley.

People are clearly fascinated.

The show is debuting tonight?

This weekend.

They have one season and i asked if they will get the second season pickup and they are hopeful.

Ma start exploring some of the other themes in the valley.

-- they might start exploring some other themes in the valley.

Have a terrific weekend,

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