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Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

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Airbnb's mobile app. Photo Illustration: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry and most recently head of Apple's retail efforts, is joining Airbnb's board as its third independent director.

Why it matters: Airbnb is steadily preparing to go public at some point soon, as early as this summer, as the company said last year.