Last week, IDC revealed some important data about where Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) currently stands in the wearables market and what the next year could bring as smart wearables take off. 

Meanwhile, a data release from RootMetrics gave Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) the top spot among wireless carriers for the fourth consecutive time -- and the company will spend big money to keep that way. In other news, China continues to lead the world in Internet of Things connections, and the pay-tv industry deals with the growing cord-cutting trend. 

Click on the video below to find out more about these companies and other technology news of the week.