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.
The video-streaming service adds 4.9 million new members in the first quarter, hitting milestones both in the US and in its international markets.
Stock sale puts Gates in second, behind fellow former CEO Steve Ballmer.
Nokia is looking to become a "global leader" in technology with the purchase of French company Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth $16.6 billion.
Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein say Apple could conceivably build an electric, "autonomous" car. But they don't expect the vehicle to hit the market for at least five years.
Activist investor Jana Partners has asked the chipmaker to divide its chip and patent licensing businesses in hopes of boosting Qualcomm's sagging share prices.
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.