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Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein

Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein
Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland with the Swiss Franc as its national currency, Liechtenstein is a tiny micro-state in Western Europe, with a population of some 35,000 people who enjoy one of the world's highest standards of living. It is one of the few countries in the world with mor... More »

Porn, the Indicator Industry

Porn, the Indicator Industry
The obvious has once again bludgeoned me, to wit, the bulimic cycle applies to financial health as well. It also is a natural process, this pendulum swing between acute surfeit and scarcity, so one would be forgiven for thinking we should have a handle on the problem by now, but sadly and weirdly, w... More »

Director's Chair: Robby D

Director's Chair: Robby D
He's personable, smart, effortlessly artistic and purposefully tech-savvy. If there's a single word to describe Robby D, however, it has to be "relentless." One decade directing, 200-plus credits. Go-to guy at one legendary firm, then another. Now a key member of Joone's superstar staff at Digita... More »

'2257 and TGPs

'2257 and TGPs
Editor's note: since its original publication in the February issue of XBIZ World Magazine, qualified counsel has had an opportunity to review my ideas here and point out not only potential vulnerabilities over '2257 but in regards to other laws as well — remember, seek specific advice from your o... More »

The Quietness That Kills

The Quietness That Kills
There is a silence within the industry, like a black hole in the middle of it. Offices are quiet. Production sets are quiet. Boards are quiet. Trade events are quiet. Not completely silent, but quiet. It’s a strange quiet for such a voluble age and industry, but it couldn’t be louder. This must ... More »

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business
While one of the most costly aspects of developing your Internet business plan is the obtainment of qualified legal advice, the failure to do so can be even costlier. For some startups, however, the price of even a single hour with one of the industry's best attorneys is prohibitive — causing some... More »

e-Commerce Payments and Risk

e-Commerce Payments and Risk
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is a merchant-led trade association focused on global electronic commerce risk and payments. Headquartered in Seattle, they lead industry networking, education and advocacy programs to make electronic commerce more efficient, safe and profitable. With over 7,500 mem... More »

Mobile Usage to Explode by 2010

Mobile Usage to Explode by 2010
A recent report by the good people of Juniper Research on the near future of the mobile adult industry predicts that it will hit revenues of $3.5 billion by 2010. This news has to put a smile on the faces of those firms already ensconced in mobile delivery of their content, and issues a command to t... More »

A Recipe for Success

A Recipe for Success
When Margaret Morgan started Platinum Media out of her home in Waterville, Maine, she didn't have a business plan. And although the company, which specializes in amateur content, recently signed a distribution deal with Cezar Capone, the go-with-what-makes-sense approach still holds up, she said. Th... More »

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M
In 1989, Joel Tucker was just another college kid with a propensity for S&M. One day, he and a girlfriend walked into an adult toy store, hoping to buy something titillating. Unfortunately, Joel had only $50, not enough for even a down payment on a set of basic leather wrist cuffs. "He couldn't ... More »

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