Today in Connected Consumer

Amazon is next up in the parade of fall line shows with an event in Los Angeles at 10:30 PT/1:30 ET. Amazon actually showed a little ankle yesterday, in an ad that appeared during the NFL season opener, showing a new Kindle Fire and what appeared to be the previously leaked Kindle “Paperwhite” backlit E Ink reader. The Verge claims to have confirmed from “sources” that today’s announcement will also feature the rumored Amazon smartphone. We’ll know soon enough. You can follow the press conference via live blog here, here and here.