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PCI DSS Compliance for Paysites

PCI DSS Compliance for Paysites
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. PCI DSS is a Compliance standard developed in late 2004 by the main credit card companies as a method of preventing credit card fraud, hacking and security threats and vulnerabilities. In September, 2006, the PCI DSS standard was u... More »

Marketing a Monster

Marketing a Monster
It wasn’t easy, but we managed to corner Digital Playground publicist Adella O’Neal and squeeze her — and squeeze her hard! — for the secrets to marketing the biggest adult title release in the history of the genre. Next time you have a multi-million dollar feature to market, you might want ... More »

The New Newbies

The New Newbies
With the online adult entertainment industry constantly in a state of quick and persistent evolution, it is vital for operators to engage in continuing education to stay on top of the latest trends and information. While the time, effort and dedication that this requires is a daunting task for ... More »

The Future of Adult Billing

The Future of Adult Billing
There was a time when sales methods were relatively uncomplicated for adult entertainment providers. Back in the pre-Internet era, consumers typically acquired their adult magazines and adult VHS releases in local brick-and-mortar porn shops — and clerks were always happy to accept cash. In 20... More »

Over the Horizon

Over the Horizon
2008, its challenges, opportunities, personalities and powerhouses, have weighed heavily on my mind over the past two weeks; as we worked to bring together the December issue of XBIZ World magazine — and with it, our special Year in Review section. As part of that process, I reviewed all the n... More »

A Blockbuster for the Ages

A Blockbuster for the Ages
Just how does one follow up the most successful feature in modern adult entertainment history? Make it bigger better, of course. Oh, sure, it would be easy to rest on the laurels of “Pirates,” to ride that success through a few more sequels and Digital Playground would probably still make a... More »

Here's a Loaded Question: What if McCain Wins?

Here's a Loaded Question: What if McCain Wins?
If preserving the freedom you have to create, market and distribute adult entertainment is important to you, read on. At the time of this writing, the political winds of change have begun to blow in favor of John McCain and against the adult entertainment industry thanks, ironically, in part to the ... More »

12 Clicks Cash Clicks with Cross-Sells

12 Clicks Cash Clicks with Cross-Sells
When Ron Holiday returned to the adult market two years ago with webmaster affiliate program 12 Clicks Cash, it was almost like he'd never left. Having run the firm's parent company, Standard Internet, with his partner for 11 years, Holiday never lost touch with the friends and partnerships he'd mad... More »

Marching With Aly Against Prop 8

Marching With Aly Against Prop 8
So, in the face of floating embers and rolling blackouts that actually darkened our Valley apartment, Saturday I dragged my sorry butt to downtown Los Angeles to join a massive gathering of Prop 8 opponents gathered at City Hall for speeches before embarking on an energetic if somewhat ragtag march ... More »

Making Quality Softcore Viable

Making Quality Softcore Viable
Fuck softcore! How many times have I heard that exclamation from X-rated video performers, videographers and still photographers? How many times have I shouted it from behind the monitor myself? I’ve long ago lost count. Having to shoot soft versions of hardcore performances is a drag on the ... More »

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