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What services are available on the South Korean website Daum?

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Daum is a South Korean website that offers news stories, email, shopping, maps and community forum services, as of 2015. The Web portal also offers blogs, a search engine, dictionaries, messaging and an encyclopedia. Daum features finance, real estate, sports, entertainment and lifestyle news articles.

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Daum offers national and international news stories that cover politics, economy, society and technology. The website also offers weather forecasts and stock market updates. The website’s sports section covers baseball, soccer, golf, basketball and volleyball. Daum’s online shopping service features apparel, electronics, furniture, personal care products and food items. The store also offers pet supplies, kitchen appliances, toys, tools and hardware, and office stationery.

Daum features articles and videos related to television dramas and reality shows. The Web portal provides a TV podcast service, tvPot, featuring programs from various television channels, including KBS Drama, MBS Sports, Juice TV, SBS and Channel A. In addition to popular music, the website offers information and reviews of Korean and Hollywood movies.

Daum Cafe is the website’s forum service that covers various topics, such as games, music, health, education and hobbies. Other forum topics on the website include relationships, literary arts, science, family and religion.

Daum is part of the Kakao Corporation, a South Korea-based Internet company offering communication services.

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