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New Simon Cowell Reality Show to Find Next Bill Gates

By - Source: The Sun | B 24 comments

Unnamed project to see Simon Cowell take a step in another direction.

Even if you're not a fan, no doubt you've at least heard about Simon Cowell's reality TV show franchises. From American Idol to X Factor, Cowell has been in the business a long time. However, rumor has it he's going to shake things up a bit with his next show. According to the Sun Newspaper, Will.i.am is partnering with Cowell on the project, which will focus on technolgoy. Speaking to the Sun, Will.i.am said, "We're working on a project called X Factor for Tech -- and it's going to be out of this world."

Cowell is best known for his American Idol series which aims to find the next big thing in the music business via public auditions and live elimination shows.  The Sun describes this new show as a search for the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am told the Sun: "Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots. It's about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that's in science or mathematics." 

Will.i.am revealed the project's existence while speaking at a tech conference in London but didn't offer any other details about the show. As a result, we're left wondering as to how the audition process will work or who the judges might be. With something like this, we imagine a Shark Tank/Dragon's Den approach might be more suitable, but we don't claim to be experts when it comes to finding talent.

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    kawininjazx , October 2, 2012 3:23 PM
    This just in, every contestant sued by Apple for patent infringement.
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    g00fysmiley , October 2, 2012 3:54 PM
    seelsLol. The idea that you can find the next Steve Jobs is just foolish. Steve was an absolute thief who stole, revammped, and made this entire world a petent trolling place. He is surely missed by the sheep among us. No one could ever compete with Steve's patent portfolio full of other people's ideas and the ability to sue other competitors who inveted legitimate innovation into non existance, or his rre-hashed but well marketed Apple products he has caused legitimate harm to innovation around the world with.Sent from my collar and elash held by my corprate masters


    fixed that for ya
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    beruli , October 2, 2012 3:50 PM
    @seels, Steve jobs was a genius at what? Everything he supposedly invented was already invented by someone else years before.
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  • 18 Hide
    kawininjazx , October 2, 2012 3:23 PM
    This just in, every contestant sued by Apple for patent infringement.
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    steve360 , October 2, 2012 3:38 PM
    The next Bill Gates? Harvard dropouts would be good place to start.
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    beruli , October 2, 2012 3:50 PM
    @seels, Steve jobs was a genius at what? Everything he supposedly invented was already invented by someone else years before.
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    theconsolegamer , October 2, 2012 3:50 PM
    You mean to find the next best payed bullshiter?
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , October 2, 2012 3:53 PM
    seelsLol. The idea that you can find the next Steve Jobs is just foolish. Steve was an absolute genius who invented, innovated, and made this entire world a better place. He is surely missed by us all. No one could ever compete with Steve's intellect and visionary mindset for the future, or his revolutionary Apple products he has changed the world with. Sent from my MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    Ha ha, good troll, dude... :-P
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    g00fysmiley , October 2, 2012 3:54 PM
    seelsLol. The idea that you can find the next Steve Jobs is just foolish. Steve was an absolute thief who stole, revammped, and made this entire world a petent trolling place. He is surely missed by the sheep among us. No one could ever compete with Steve's patent portfolio full of other people's ideas and the ability to sue other competitors who inveted legitimate innovation into non existance, or his rre-hashed but well marketed Apple products he has caused legitimate harm to innovation around the world with.Sent from my collar and elash held by my corprate masters


    fixed that for ya
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    jkflipflop98 , October 2, 2012 3:54 PM
    "According to the Sun Newspaper, Will.i.am is partnering with Cowell on the project, which will focus on technolgoy. "

    You mean like spell-checkers?
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    stin4u , October 2, 2012 3:56 PM
    Kill me now. I can just see Will.i.am pouring over thousands of lines of code...and I can't wait to hear Simon's critique of contestants usage of regular expressions. Sigh...is nothing sacred?
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    lp231 , October 2, 2012 4:02 PM
    If anyone thinks become one of them is to show off a set of houses and flashy cars, then their in no position to be the next Bill or Steve. Both just drive a Merc and it's said Bill was seen driving in a Ford Focus.
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    bluerhythm , October 2, 2012 4:11 PM
    With all the royalties he'll receive from the winner, he doesn't what to FIND the next bill gates, he wants to become him.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2012 4:44 PM
    So they're going to find the next guy to have his momma get a meeting with IBM, get the deal, steal someone else's code, rename it as their own and sell it in order to establish a useless monopolist. Honey Boo Boo sounds more thrilling
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    silverblue , October 2, 2012 5:32 PM
    The Sun? HAHAHA!

    Ahem.

    It'll end up being presented by somebody young and "hip" who's probably played Angry Birds once. Still, better than Cowell...
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    noblerabbit , October 2, 2012 5:32 PM
    The next Bill Gates cannot be found, the next will simply be. And be born inside a rich Jewish family protected by their family lawyer and doctor.
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    Camikazi , October 2, 2012 5:35 PM
    jhaytolSo they're going to find the next guy to have his momma get a meeting with IBM, get the deal, steal someone else's code, rename it as their own and sell it in order to establish a useless monopolist. Honey Boo Boo sounds more thrilling

    Yea, the purchase of QDOS wasn't exactly completely out in the open but MS didn't steal code. QDOS was different enough from CP/M to not be stealing code and then MS turned around and licensed MS-DOS (renamed QDOS since they now owned it) to IBM. If MS didn't do it IBM would have found another OS and more than likely the same thing would happen and you would act the same way except you would hate a different company for no reason. As for his mother getting him a meeting with IBM well, who cares how you get the meeting as long as you get it there are many people who get meeting based on their friends yet many people think it is fine yet your mother doing the same is suddenly bad?

    Stop the irrational hate and look at what MS has actually done, can you imagine an entire industry based on closed systems that are incompatible with each other? MS might not have been the most noble company at all times but they did help standardize and create what we use today.
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    ddpruitt , October 2, 2012 5:36 PM
    "technolgoy"

    Spell check is a wonderful thing
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    mcvf , October 2, 2012 5:47 PM
    beruli@seels, Steve jobs was a genius at what? Everything he supposedly invented was already invented by someone else years before.

    Steve was a marketing genius. He can not only sell you his product for whatever price he likes, he even make people standing in lines for days before they can finally buy his product. He is no less than a marketing genius.
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    festerovic , October 2, 2012 6:23 PM
    Besides all the nonsense ^, this is actually a good idea in that the focus is on intelligence and merit based on substance. Unlike the rest of those types of shows. Please, please please, can we become a society that values intelligence instead of ostracizing it?
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2012 6:23 PM
    Similar series was already made in the arab world: Stars of Science, check at the Wired
    http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/mf_starsofscience/all/
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    sliem , October 2, 2012 6:28 PM
    jkflipflop98"According to the Sun Newspaper, Will.i.am is partnering with Cowell on the project, which will focus on technolgoy. "You mean like spell-checkers?


    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we depereatly nead tihs
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