Currently, 12 conglomerates dominate the world of information (chapter 2) :

Apple Bertelsmann Disney-ABC-Capital Cites
Google Viacom Time Warner-Turner
Amazon Murdoch General Electric-NBC
Facebook Microsoft Matra-Hachette-Filipacci

They integrate software applications, Web services, newspaper chains, television and radio, publishers and printers of books, magazines and CDs, consumer electronics and even sports clubs.

Already, IT news consortia are becoming as important politically as police or the armies of the world because they support and convey public opinions :

Hassan (Iran)