Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets everyone become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is “the most epic release we’ve ever done,” CEO Mike McCue told The Verge, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can now “flip stories,” in the app or in a browser via a bookmarklet, into their own magazines.
Spotify has debuted a redesigned logo with less bounce and more gravity, as the company moves to reach a wider audience and expand its services. The subscription streaming service’s old logo used playful, bubbly font, but the new design seems to show a company that’s taking itself a bit more seriously. The new version is neater, uses clean lettering, and includes a discrete icon. Though the new logo is less lively, it may not mean that Spotify is settling down: the company has been attempting to expand internationally, and a simple, consistent branding could help those efforts.