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(Updated from 7:25 p.m. EST)

Tonight's extended trading session may have lost a few participants to the premieres of

Charlie's Angels

and

The Legend of Bagger Vance

. But after-hours players who stuck around for tonight's market game have been treated to very interesting activity.

Technology stocks enjoyed a modest climb today, with the

Nasdaq Composite Index closing up 22.5, or 0.66%, to 3451.5. Tech stocks have continued to fare well in extended hours.

Software company

BroadVision

( PALM), which became the newest member of the

Standard & Poor's 500 index's estimable club today, has captured the nighttime spotlight. (BroadVision replaces

PaineWebber

, recently acquired by

UBS

.) With 168,757 shares changing hands on

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ECN, BroadVision is the platform's most-active stock. After jumping $2.44, or 7.3%, to $35.75 during the regular session, the company added 13 cents, or 0.4%, to $35.88 on Island and rose 11 cents, or 0.3%, to $35.86 on Instinet. According to Wall Street observers, index funds -- which must adjust their portfolios to mirror the S&P's weightings -- drove up the stock's price as the market headed into the close.

Meanwhile, ahead of its inauguration in the

Nasdaq 100 index

Monday, shares of

Palm

( PALM), popped $7.94, or 13.5%, to $66.94 in the regular session. On the night watch, the stock trimmed its gains slightly. Shares of Palm fell $1.44, or 2.2%, to $65.50 on Island and lowered $1.56, or 2.3%, to $65.38 on Instinet. Palm replaces telecommunications company

Global Crossing

(GBLX)

in the index.

For its part, Global Crossing gained back 44 cents, or 2%, to $21.88 on Island and Instinet, after losing $2.19, or 9.3%, to $21.44 during the day.

Elsewhere,

Rambus

(RMBS) - Get Rambus Inc. Report

, the ever-volatile semiconductor stock, extended its whopping gains in the late-night session. Shares of Rambus, which surged 28.3% today, added 19 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.13 on Island.

Today, Rambus announced that it had signed a patent license agreement with

Samsung Electronics

. Earlier this week, the stock dropped 25% at one point after a report came out that

Intel

(INTC) - Get Intel Corporation Report

was cutting back on its use of Rambus technology.

Finally,

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

continued its comeback today in the after-hours session. The stock floated up 13 cents, or 0.4%, to $30.44 on both

Island

and

Instinet

.

Rumors that

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

chief executive Larry Ellison was departing -- chatter that was denied by the company -- sent Oracle's stock on a

wild ride yesterday, at the end of which it ended down 5.8%.

This information is provided by Instinet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reuters( RTRSY). For further information, please contact Instinet at www.instinet.com.

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