The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.
HP's $11.1 billion acquisition of the software maker devolved into allegations of accounting fraud.
Satoru Iwata is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor but is already handling some work while on the mend.
Stock sale puts Gates in second, behind fellow former CEO Steve Ballmer.
The company wants investors to simply discard any proxy card sent to them from Carl Icahn in advance of the annual meeting in May.
Apple's usually calm and collected CEO Tim Cook is reported to have reacted angrily to suggestions that Apple only act for profit in future.
The Internet giant continues to struggle but has a plan to skirt a tax bill of billions of dollars.
The company is scheduled to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, and it's expected to post blow-out iPhone numbers.
The approval paves the way for Vodafone to sell its stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications.
The movie makes its debut on the streaming video service 30 days after its limited theater run and online debut.