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AP Top Technology News At 8 p.m. EST

Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?...

Will Facebook make a car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the network
NEW YORK (AP) -- No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems....

Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show....

Judge OKs $415M settlement in tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to hire each other's employees....

Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals....

Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to $100M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public....

Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry....

FCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road....

Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year....

Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination....

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