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Simon Cowell and the search for the next tech star

Simon Cowell is partnering with musician on a new talent search show. Only this time, the search is for the next big tech star.

So you thought the road to instant fame was outside your reach since you can't sing or dance? Well, think again. Apparently, Simon Cowell, the brains behind American Idol and X Factor, is planning a TV show that will focus on finding the next big tech entrepreneur who will follow in the path of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.

And it gets weirder: Musician and music producer will be the co-partner on the venture. He told The Sun, "We're working on a project called X Factor for tech - and it's going to be out of this world. 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."

Can't disagree with that logic.


Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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