Verizon iPhone: Morning Tech Bytes

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Verizon ( VZ) rose 1.5% in pre-market trading Monday to $36.44, as rumors swirled that the carrier could announce the arrival of its highly-anticipated iPhone this week.

Some analysts believe Apple ( AAPL) could sell 9 million to 12 million iPhones on Verizon's network this year.
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Hulu Plus, the premium version of the streaming service for TV and movies, is coming to Google's ( GOOG) Android platform, the company announced last week at the Consumer Electronics Show. No release date for service's launch on Android was given. Hulu Plus already runs on Apple's iOS devices.

Shares of Google fell 0.15% in pre-market trading Monday to $615.50.

Ailing social networking site Myspace plans to lay off 550 to 600 employees this week, according to AllThingsDigital. Myspace, which is owned by News Corp ( NWSA) has a staff of around 1,000.

Myspace is also reportedly looking at a sale.

Nintendo's 3D handheld game player will go on sale in Japan on Feb. 25, and will be rolled out in the U.S. and Europe in March, the company said over the weekend. The player features 3D viewing without the need for special glasses.

Nintendo plans to ship 4 million units worldwide.

Klout, a start-up that measures online influence, has received $8.5 million in venture funding from investors including Kleiner Perkins' new sFund, the company announced Monday. Klout has raised $10 million in total.

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