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Valuing Your Most Important Asset

Valuing Your Most Important Asset
One of the most common mistakes most high level executives and business owners make is failure to demonstrate recognition towards the contributions of their hourly employees. In brick-and-mortar operations oftentimes the group that is the most effected is the group that interacts with the public ... More »

WIA Profile: Nan Kinney

WIA Profile: Nan Kinney
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Fata... More »

The Dream World of Erica McLean

The Dream World of Erica McLean
In 1999, late great erotic photographer and filmmaker Clive McLean launched the iconic "Barely Legal" line with Hustler. With her own broad experience in mainstream commercials, music videos, make-up artistry and other diverse creative endeavors, his wife Erica was right there, helping every step of... More »

Software Standards and Vulnerabilities

Software Standards and Vulnerabilities
The adult industry was among the early adopters of that 1990's technology craze called the Internet and in the almost 19 years since Tim Berners-Lee sent the first WWW communication, the online adult industry has seen a lot of changes. The adult industry has been on the cutting edge of many of the t... More »

U.S. Loosens ICANN Grip

U.S. Loosens ICANN Grip
As the Internet took off eleven years ago, the U.S. turned over some of its governance to an obscure nonprofit group, the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers which of course became ICANN, and now oversees 183 million domain names. Dan Fost has reported in the LA Times that the US governm... More »

Tax Watch: India

Tax Watch: India
An Indian citizen should consider the Indian tax implications before returning to India after working or residing outside of India for an extended period of time. This article summarizes the various tax classifications of Indian citizens and how residency status may affect their income tax. By plann... More »

Porn, Privacy and the HIPAA

Porn, Privacy and the HIPAA
How can an industry that bears all to its consumers ever consider privacy to be a hot topic? The story of the possible infection spread rapidly throughout the community and even into mainstream press. I was personally contacted by Los Angeles's Tribune affiliate KTLA for a quote after the reporters ... More »

In the Executive Seat: Jon Blitt

In the Executive Seat: Jon Blitt
Jon Blitt may be vice president of Mile High Media, a family-run business based in Montreal, yet he didn't get that position the easy way. Quite the contrary. Blitt started working for the company as soon as he legally was able and worked his way up the old-fashioned way. In the late '80s, Blitt'... More »

Adult Around the World

Adult Around the World
In his bestselling book,"The World is Flat," Thomas L. Friedman argued that globalization has resulted in a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have equal opportunity in a global market where historical and geographical divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant. T... More »

Firefox Eases Porn Surfing

Firefox Eases Porn Surfing
If you work with digital media on a daily basis it is easy to overlook certain aspects of your website in the face of approaching deadlines and quick turnarounds. While the phrase "content is king" holds true for most adult websites, just as important is knowing how your users interact with your con... More »

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