Why Silicon Valley Keeps Supplying Material for HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Mar 29, 2018 - Fortune

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Shyp, a company that probably never should have been, ceased to be on Tuesday. It charged consumers $5 to pick up and deliver pretty much anything, a business proposition permanently tilted against itself.

In the modern history of Silicon Valley startups, Shyp's demise isn't all that unusual. There's a fill-in-the-blank quality to its short (5-year) story. Half-baked i...