In Pictures: 33 best and worst celebrity tech moments of 2012

Playing Steve Jobs, Gaga over social networking and more tech endorsements than you can shake an iPhone at

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Celebs bankroll techie startups

The free website, Duolingo, from a pair of Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists serves double duty: It helps people learn new languages while also translating the text on Web pages into different languages. Duolingo, spun off in November 2011 to offer commercial and free translation services, received $3.3 million in funding from Union Square Ventures, actor Ashton Kutcher and others. Another startup, Stamped, from a couple of ex-Googlers and another partner who came up with a new app for more social restaurant and small business reviews, got backing from Google Ventures, but also Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber

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