NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Facebook ( FB) shares gained 0.31% to reach $38.53 before market open after the social networking giant unveiled its plan to connect the entire world to the Internet. In a blog posting on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined his proposal to connect another 5 billion people to the Internet. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm was also one of the most active pre-market Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 247,340. Apple ( AAPL) shares rose 0.51% to $503.64 as rumors continue to swirl around a possible iPhone launch next month. UBS analyst Steven Milunovich raised his price target to $560, after raising his earnings estimates on the potential for an iPhone 5C and a deal with China Mobile ( CHL). The iPhone maker was another active pre-market Nasdaq stock on share volume of 62,038. Tesla ( TSLA), which received the U.S. Government's highest safety award this week, gained 0.37% to reach $150.13. BlackBerry ( BBRY) crept up 0.09% to $10.55. Shares of HP ( HPQ), which reports its fiscal third-quarter results after market close, were up 0.04% to $25.85. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are looking for revenue of $27.29 billion and earnings of 86 cents a share. The PC maker, which is in the throes of a massive restructuring effort, closed down 0.15% at $25.84 during Tuesday trading. --Written by James Rogers in New York. Follow @jamesjrogers >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.