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Recode Daily: Amazon’s Oscars debut included three wins

Two for “Manchester by the Sea” and one for “The Salesman.”

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“Moonlight” won Best Picture in improbably dramatic fashion.
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At the Oscars, Moonlight won the award for Best Picture (in improbably dramatic fashion, after the award had been incorrectly announced for “La La Land.”) Amazon Studios had a big Oscars debut, winning three awards — two for “Manchester by the Sea” and one for “The Salesman.” Host Jimmy Kimmel trolled Donald Trump live on Twitter. — [Kurt Schlosser and Taylor Soper / Geekwire]

Trumps press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly surprised staffers with a sweep of their phones — including personal devices — after embarrassing leaks. He also warned against using secure messaging apps like Confide and Signal, which, he said, violate the Presidential Records Act. — [Annie Karni and Alex Isenstadt / Politico]

Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual mega-conference, kicked off in Barcelona. Samsung, still recovering from its Note7 recall, ended its streak of using the event to announce a major flagship phone. It will instead unveil the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York on March 29. China’s TCL revealed an Android-powered “BlackBerry” — via a brand licensing deal — with a keyboard. — [James Vincent / The Verge]

SoftBank is reportedly investing $3 billion in WeWork, the fast-growing shared-office-rental firm, which would value the company at more than $20 billion. Some $1 billion of that would reportedly be a secondary sale, meaning the company’s founders, employees and early investors could cash out some of their shares. — [Brian Sullivan / CNBC]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher: Raftr, a new social media startup helmed by former Yahoo president Sue Decker, is betting that you’re sick of the noise on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Decker and investor Michael Dearing talk about how they’re trying to make social sane again. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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