Google Signs Search Deal With Top Korean Portal

    March 20, 2003

Google has signed a deal with South Korea’s Daum Communications to provide algorithmic search services for the portal,, beginning as early as next week.

The deal means Daum, which is Korea’s top portal, decided to split its search business down the middle, partnering with Google rival Overture Services (Quote, Company Info) in a three-year exclusive paid-listings deal two months ago. The financial terms and duration of the Google deal were not disclosed.

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