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Foursquare’s iPad app is finally here



Foursquare users, your long wait for an official iPad app is finally over

The company launched Foursquare for iPad on Monday, and the tablet version of the app includes some new features, specifically travel planning and local recommendation

A Lego version of Bill Gates reveals the best books he read this year



Bill Gates is serious about good books — and he’s sharing his top picks for the year in a video.

A Lego version of Bill Gates highlights five books:

  1. Business Adventures by John Brooks

  2. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

  3. How Asia Works by Joe Studwell

  4. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

  5. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization by Vaclav Smil

Gates posted short reviews of the books on his blog. But not all are new; Business Adventures, which Gates ranks as…

Uber raises another $1.2 billion, pledges to become ‘more humble company’



After a bumpy November, Uber is closing the year by raising another $1.2 billion in financing, bringing the total to more than $2 billion to date

In a blog post announcing the financing, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said the company is six times bigger than it was a year ago. The financing will be used to invest in new markets, “particularly in the Asia Pacific region.”

Kalanick didn’t mention a valuation figure, but a rep confirmed that…

Top 25 viral Tumblr pages of 2014



Tumblr in 2014 was full of art, social activism and many, many GIFs of Taylor Swift

The pop star’s personal Tumblr page, beloved among the hoards of blog-dwelling teens, was just one of the top 25 most viral blogs of the year

From laughably silly to heartbreakingly serious, these are the top (unranked) blogs people followed most this year, according to Tumblr

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Uber is expanding its carpooling service to New York City



Uber‘s ride-sharing plan, UberPool, is coming to New York City this week, aiming to provide cheaper rides for locals.

UberPool was first launched in San Francisco in August. The offering is similar to the company’s uberX service — the lower-cost alternative to its black car service — but lets riders save money by splitting the cost with other passengers.

Kimiko Ninomiya, senior marketing manager at Uber, noted in a

Twitter accounts to follow for up-to-date info on Thanksgiving travel



A nor’easter is expected to cause problems for holiday travelers on Wednesday, one of the year’s busiest travel days in the U.S.

If you, like millions of other people, are flying or driving in the days ahead, check out our list of accounts to help keep you up to date on the latest delays and cancelations.

And beginning Tuesday night, check back on Mashable for real-time updates on our Thanksgiving travel live blog.

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Twitter now lets you search through every tweet ever tweeted



Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is going to make it easier for users to search for every tweet ever sent.

For years, users have been able to use search.twitter.com to find tweets about certain topics and to surface tweets around specific events.

Still, to really hone in on a specific tweet in a user’s timeline or on a specific date, you usually had to rely on third-party tools such as the Apple-owned Topsy.

That will soon change….

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Google Maps gets better integration with Uber and OpenTable



Google Maps can do more than just give directions.

Google unveiled a new update Wednesday that allows users to make restaurant reservations and get more precise Uber estimates from within the Maps app.

Both the iOS and Android versions sport a redesigned look and feel to bring the app in line with Google’s new Material Design philosophy.

“This new look is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world;…