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.
China's growing middle class and relatively strong business climate present an opportunity for the social network, despite the service still being banned there.
The next season of the popular "Orange is the New Black" will premiere on June 12. The upcoming sci-fi drama "Sense8" will be streaming on June 5.
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.
Samsung has a hefty $56 billion in cash, but dividends may not be a priority. For 2015, its investor relations chief says, "our primary objective is growth."
Light at the end of the financial tunnel? Sony sees a brighter future riding its PlayStation, along with movies, music and components such as image sensors.