TechCruch have reported that Airbnb is adding to its arsenal and have acqui-hired PhotoBlogging site Dailybooth for an undisclosed sum. Maybe this is more of a talent buyout, but we think that the two companies are perfectly matched to increase or better manage their growing mobile traffic.
Dailybooth was founded in 2009 by Brian Pokorny, Jon Wheatley and Ryan Amos. The site lets members show the world their lives through pictures.
Pokorney knows Airbnb’s founders from their days at Y Combinator; Porkoney was in the 2009 class with them. He joined DailyBooth two years ago at an early stage and now between them all it looks like great things will be happening.
With 20% of Airbnb’s traffic coming from smart phones and mobile web browsers, it looks like Airbnb may well use the newly acquired company to help improve its mobile user experience with Dailybooths design and engineering talent.
We’re looking forward to what is going come out of Airbnb’s latest acqui-hire.