Updated from 3:37 p.m. EST

Widely held tech stocks were marching higher Tuesday afternoon, with

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

and

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

leading the charge.

Yahoo! shares were up 6.5% to $12.75 in recent trading after

Microsoft

's

(MSFT) - Get Report

Steve Ballmer told a crowd that he'd like to speak with Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz about

collaborating

to give search giant

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

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.