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Scoop: Flipboard hires former Spotify exec as new No. 2

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Mobile news app Flipboard has hired Kal Amin, a former Spotify and AOL executive, to be its chief operating officer, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The move comes as Flipboard looks to seize on interest in reliable news sources—and shoots for profitability.