Two factors during the third quarter were significant enough to be characterized as transformative developments in the connected consumer industry: the rapidly increasing acceptance of e-books and the FCC’s decision to make TV-band white spaces available for unlicensed use. Elsewhere in the quarter, Apple introduced a new line of iPods, a new iteration of its Apple TV platform, and Ping, which gives the Cupertino company presence on both the social networking and e-commerce fronts. In the world of television, broadband and pay-TV subscriptions are down. Cord-cutting is likely to gain traction as services like Netflix increase momentum and products like Roku proliferate. Companies mentioned in this report include Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, AT&T, Microsoft, iMeem, iLike, Roku, Netflix, Comcast and Time Warner. For the full list of companies and to read the full report, sign up for a seven-day free trial.