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Stephen’s Corner: Pushing Policy

Stephen’s Corner: Pushing Policy
At XBIZ 360 in Hollywood I had the opportunity to speak on “The Next Web” where I noted that media policy rather than technology would have the most impact on the adult Internet over the near- to mid-term. For evidence, one only need look to the FCC as it decides whether or not to rule ... More »

Business & the Blonde: Finding a Balance

Business & the Blonde: Finding a Balance
Before I started attending the industry conventions, most of my travel was limited to one annual road trip with “The Blonde.” We drove a lot, did a lot of fun and adventurous things, and of course we fought a lot. My laptop was common on these trips and I would check in once or twice a d... More »

Lubricants: Slick Science

Lubricants: Slick Science
What does it take to develop something new in the world of personal lubricants, a category in the adult industry that has exploded in the past several years with endless choices for consumers? How can a company distinguish itself with ingredients never before used for intimate purposes? Why did a ch... More »

Dev Depot: Jeditable, Providing Inline Editing Functions

Dev Depot: Jeditable, Providing Inline Editing Functions
According to coder Mika Tuupola, Jeditable (www.appelsiini.net/projects/jeditable) is a jQuery plugin providing inplace editing functions, which with a few lines of JavaScript, allows users to click and edit the content of designated HTML elements. For example, when a user clicks editable text on a... More »

Market Penetration: Changing Landscape

Market Penetration: Changing Landscape
At the end of each calendar year, countless articles and blog posts are written about “what to expect,” “what’s next,” all forecasting trends for the year ahead. “Trend spotting” is evident and helpful in countless industries and digital marketing is no exce... More »

Hosting Talk: When ‘Progressive’ Isn’t Quite Enough

Hosting Talk: When ‘Progressive’ Isn’t Quite Enough
While the adult entertainment industry has long enjoyed a reputation for being “tech-forward,” it’s surprising to see so many top adult content sites relying on progressive download, a video delivery method long denounced by the likes of YouTube and Netflix. Progressive download no... More »

Online Billing: Operation Choke Point

Online Billing: Operation Choke Point
The phrase “Operation Choke Point” conjures up many images and is representative of the spirit in which the authorities are using their power to target the providers within the payment industry. Operation Choke Point is, in fact, the name that the authorities have given their combined e... More »

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity
Established in 2009 by designer Line Iren Andersen and her Managing Director/co-founder Karianne Ronning, Laid.no has quickly established a reputation for manufacturing products that are as functional and effective as they are singular and compelling in their design aesthetic. Laid doesn’t mak... More »

SEO: Outrunning the Competition

SEO: Outrunning the Competition
Search marketing is a competitive game. There’s a wealth of traffic to be won by outcompeting just one of 10 sites ranking for a particular keyword. And it’s this effort to outcompete one of the 10 that separates those with top 10 rankings and those without. To get your share of top 10 ... More »

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity
Obtaining a desired domain name is a critical part of modern commerce. Unfortunately, all too often a company or a person will register a domain name and use it without sufficient consideration of whether doing so will infringe another’s trademark or service mark. This can be a very costly mis... More »

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