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Recode Daily: Obama’s tech teams are proud — and worried

A tech-savvy president brought them to Washington. Now what will Trump do?

President Obama talks to members of the U.S. Digital Service before a group photo.
Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The Obama Tech Surge brought top coders, designers and a Silicon Valley mind-set to Washington to remake government information technology. The U.S. Digital Service and other teams accomplished much, but with the arrival of Donald Trump, they’re concerned for their legacy and fearful of the tasks they may be asked to do. — [Steven Levy / Backchannel]

Netflix stock jumped almost 8 percent after it reported record subscriber growth, most of it internationally, in Q4. CEO Reed Hastings predicted HBO will eventually let its users binge-watch new shows before they air on TV. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Twitter shed more of its fringe businesses, selling Google a collection of developer products, including the mobile app developer platform Fabric and crash-reporting service Crashlytics. — [Kurt Wagner and Tess Townsend / Recode]

The U.S. Labor Department filed suit against Oracle, alleging discrimination in hiring and salaries, putting at risk hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts. Oracle denied the charges, saying they were “politically motivated.” — [Anne Steele and Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal]

A South Korean court blocked a prosecutor’s bid to arrest Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on bribery and embezzlement charges in connection with an influence-peddling scandal. — [Eun-Young Jeong / Wall Street Journal]

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, NYU professor Jay Rosen lays out a survival plan for journalists in the Trump age. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

The first Code Commerce event of the year is set for March 20 at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas, and you’ll get a chance to hear from Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake and Tristan Walker, creator of the Bevel brand of shaving products. Register now. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

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