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Airbnb Bookings Expand to Tablets

Home-sharing service Airbnb is famously passionate about design. In fact, without design, there might not be an Airbnb: Cofounders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia famously met while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, then hatched the plan for their startup during a design conference. For designers, tablets offer a wealth of intriguing creative possibilities. Which is why it feels a bit weird that only now—a half-decade into the iPad era—is the company releasing an Airbnb app for tablets. The fact that no Airbnb tablet app existed doesn't mean it was ignoring tablets. For one thing, its website works well on them, and 12% of all visitors to it use a tablet. For another, the company just wasn't in a rush to get something out.

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