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Redefining Offshore Banking

Redefining Offshore Banking
Offshore banking has become a hotly debated topic at industry tradeshows and in online portals because of the plans recently announced by the Obama Administration that seek to make significant changes to the way international banking is governed. The plans were announced by President Obama and U.S. ... More »

Brave New Frontier

Brave New Frontier
Conventional wisdom says that free content on tube sites takes money out of producers’ pockets — so is live content the answer? Maybe, maybe not, but more and more companies are looking to live content to liven up tired members areas, draw new fans and expand their brand presence in a marke... More »

The Comeback Trail: Brittany O'Connell

The Comeback Trail: Brittany O'Connell
Redheaded Brittany O’Connell was an active video performer from 1992-1999, appearing in some 250 videos before she got back into on-camera performing in 2008, but she points out “absence” is in the eye of the beholder. “It depends on how you want to look at it,” O’Connell told XBIZ... More »

The Comeback Crew

The Comeback Crew
Formerly retired adult performers are returning to the blue screen in surprising numbers, including major stars like former Vivid contract performers Raylene and Dyanna Lauren and popular non-contract performers like Avy Scott and Jenna Presley. We talked to three of them about where they have been ... More »

Perceptions and Policy

Perceptions and Policy
As part of my daily routine, I spend a lot of time looking over various technologies, techniques and topics of discussion that impact the online adult entertainment industry — studying the evolution of trends and the factors that influence them and the issues that have, in turn, been influenced by... More »

Hot, Fresh and New!

Hot, Fresh and New!
In the ever-changing world of adult entertainment there are always a few principles that remain fixed. One of the constants you can always hang your hat on is the regular influx of new directors, studios and stars. While current times have shown the adult biz is by no means recession proof, entr... More »

Country Snapshot: Iraq

Country Snapshot: Iraq
Of all the territories I have covered so far in my series of snapshots outlining the Internet and telecoms characteristics of each and every country, Iraq most certainly has the lowest Internet penetration so far — a miniscule one percent of its 28m population; it looks like 'shock and awe' did a ... More »

Internet VS TV Radio and Print

Internet VS TV Radio and Print
eMarketer recently engaged Gian Fulgoni, Chairman of comScore, in a discussion on the click as a measure of effectiveness in online advertising. The discussion revolved around the contrasting viewpoints of the direct-response oriented marketers vs the branding-oriented marketers... eMarketer pose... More »

John Stagliano, the Evil Angel Emperor

John Stagliano, the Evil Angel Emperor
It’s all about honesty with John Stagliano. The founder/owner/all-around head honcho of Evil Angel is not only committed to delivering transparent, in-yourface, no-holds-barred adult movies, but also is similarly committed to being absolutely honest in all of his business dealings with the directo... More »

Tax Changes in 2009

Tax Changes in 2009
On Feb. 17, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act" or the "Act"). Most of the tax changes are targeted to affect qualifying small businesses. This article provides a summary of the key tax changes affecting businesses that survived the ... More »

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