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How Xtube Ruined Me for Playboy

How Xtube Ruined Me for Playboy
My first modem was a US Robotics V.90 56K. I was thirteen-years-old. The year was 1998. Connecting to the Internet required listening to a minute-long sequence of noises jarring enough to make the cavities in your teeth quiver; but from there on in you had access to the Internet. Between the... More »

Virtual Reality in Adult

Virtual Reality in Adult
In the 1980s, author William Gibson came out with the best-selling Sci-Fi thriller Neuromancer. The novel painted a future where people plugged their senses into a world-wide network and had experiences almost as real as this world. Now, a quarter of a century later, Gibson's prediction of a virtual... More »

New browsers may drop affiliate cookies!

New browsers may drop affiliate cookies!
Microsoft announced last week that it was adding a "porn mode" to its Explorer browser. When enabled, this function will delete history and cookies after the browsing session is over. Mozilla's FireFox made a similar announcement today that it was going to do the same. While the idea of being... More »

Insuring Businesses in the Internet Age

Insuring Businesses in the Internet Age
In a business world that is becoming more dependent upon the Internet each day, companies must be aware of the risk involved in e-commerce and communication: the possibility of damage and loss due to computer virus. Especially for businesses that depend heavily upon the Internet or function pri... More »

NETbilling Celebrates a Decade of Success

NETbilling Celebrates a Decade of Success
In 1997, Mitch Farber and his wife Sarah decided to take a shot at the Internet boom by starting their own adult sites. Right away, they hit a bump, and had to make a decision that would change their lives forever. "We couldn't find a good credit card processing company that didn't want to char... More »

Demystifying Contracts

Demystifying Contracts
For many in the online adult industry the idea of entering into written contracts with someone you do business with can be an intimidating one. As with most phobias, the fear of written contracts can be overcome by obtaining a basic understanding of them and the reasons behind the requirements invol... 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 f... More »

Keeping the Kids Out

Keeping the Kids Out
It's a problem faced by all operators of adult websites: how can you limit access to your website to consenting adults only, while complying with relevant laws and limiting the number of legitimate users that you turn away? In the aftermath of the charges filed in the Evil Angel obscenity case, w... More »

Meeting Face to Face

Meeting Face to Face
It was in San Francisco at the Cybernet conference that FSC and Hot Movies tried something revolutionary — we provided a forum for people to have actual, face-to-face conversations; people looking each other in the eye; people talking to each other; people sharing ideas, questions and concerns. Un... More »

The Lighter Side of Jonni Darkko

The Lighter Side of Jonni Darkko
Jonni Darkko left Chicago a decade and a half ago, armed with his trained photographer's eye, a taste for gorgeous ladies and an innate skill at recutting porn flicks in his head while watching them. "I was ready artistically before I was technically," Darkko muses. He hit L.A. like a Windy City twi... More »

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