We are clearly going in the direction of minimalism. I noticed this in my Livejournal days, when clean, achromatic/monochromatic, sleek layouts were the tits.
So, I’m not surprised that even the company logos these days are going through some pretty overhauls. Less curlicues, colors, drop shadows, and bevels, and more flat designs. Even iOS7 is jumping on the bandwagon.
Below are examples of the gradual logo changes of famous companies.
Let me know if you prefer the old designs or the newer ones.