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Around the Web 10.03.08: Steve Fossett's plane, an HP consumer phone and the e-book wars

October 3, 2008 | 10:02 am
Steve Fossett

-- Steve Fossett's plane slammed into a mountain, say authorities. AP via Wired

-- CNet's founder Halsey Minor sues Sotheby's in auction dispute. LAT

-- HP wants in on the consumer cellphone market. WSJ

-- New Sony Reader comes with an internal light and a stylus, things Amazon's Kindle doesn't have. USA Today

-- Former chief financial officer of Networks Associates was sentenced to a year in prison for his role in overstating revenue and earnings. SF Gate

-- The McCain campaign has endorsed a proposal by prominent Web folks to amend some parts of the presidential debates format. Top of the Ticket

-- Michelle Quinn

Photo: Steve Fossett in 2005. Credit: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press