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There’s an unexpected alliance between Google and two Chinese tech giants

Josh Horwitz
There’s an unexpected alliance between Google and two Chinese tech giants

On Monday (June 18), Google announced it would invest $550 million in JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce company that competes against Alibaba. The deal comes as the US tech giant revamps its China strategy. The company has had a marginal presence in the country since March 2010, when authorities shut down its search engine for mainland…