Updated from 3:37 p.m. EST
Widely held tech stocks were marching higher Tuesday afternoon, with
Research In Motion
leading the charge.
Yahoo! shares were up 6.5% to $12.75 in recent trading after
Steve Ballmer told a crowd that he'd like to speak with Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz about
to give search giant
more of a run for its money. Microsoft investors had a decidedly less exuberant after the Strategic Meeting Update, sending shares down 0.2% to $17.17. Elsewhere in the tech sector:
Research In Motion was up 8% to $40.42.
Nokia , which announced a voluntary resignation program Tuesday, was up 1.3% to $10.15.
Apple was up 3.8% to $90.25.
Shares of Hewlett-Packard were up 1.2% to $29.62.
Dell was up 3.4% to $8.26.
Google was up 4.7% to $345.45.
Palm was up 1.5% to $7.66.