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Oracle

(ORCL)

rose 0.8% in preopen

Island

trading, continuing an upswing that began Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier, the software giant had been rocked by sales jitters and an analyst's downgrade. Other tech bellwethers were lower in the preopen.

Intel

(INTC)

was down 1% and

Cisco Systems

(CSCO)

also fell 1%.

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW)

was down 1.8%.