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Porn Animé and High-Tech Graphics

Porn Animé and High-Tech Graphics
As with many areas of computer science, such as wireless communications, intelligent bots, and CMS tools, the adult industry is also pushing ahead of the curve in the area of animation and graphics. One of the driving reasons for this is the emergence of adult animé (animation) and toon (cartoon) c... More »

Fighting Chargebacks

Fighting Chargebacks
One of the least talked about effects of the dwindling economy is a worsening of consumer behavior. Mainstream retail outlets are citing a dramatic increase in "past authorized date" merchandise return attempts, sometimes on items that were purchased more than a year ago; rampant "re-ticketing," whe... More »

Considering Inbound Transactions

Considering Inbound Transactions
Is your company in Canada or the Netherlands Antilles but doing business in the U.S.? Are you considering a company outside the U.S. that would be using an office in the U.S.? Then this brief overview should be of interest to you. Too often we run across owners of a business or a web-based site w... More »

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead
It all started in the spare bedroom of Erik Schannen's condo in Toronto, Canada. Schannen, a techno-guru, had the bright idea to offer Hollywood movies online, but the market simply wasn't ready. So he switched his attention to gay adult content, and Maleflixxx was formed in 2001. It was a two-ma... More »

Metered Internet Usage and Net Neutrality

Metered Internet Usage and Net Neutrality
Internet Service Providers may want to charge more money for more Internet use, but it's doubtful that the public will go for it. Over the last year, the idea of metered Internet access has gained steam, with Time Warner Cable leading the charge to test it. In Time Warner's case, the guinea pig i... More »

Country Snapshot: Hungary

Country Snapshot: Hungary
Birthplace of one of our industry's industrious globetrotting photographers — JFK of FUBAR Webmasters — Hungary came to be regarded as one of the most prosperous emerging European countries after the fall of communism back in 1989. Indeed, my initial reaction after having visited for the firs... More »

Sex Toy Market Big and Changing

Sex Toy Market Big and Changing
I picked up a not-so-old copy of Inc. Magazine recently and read an article explaining why the adult sex toy market is growing by leaps and bounds. It claimed what surely those in the adult entertainment industry know - that sex toys are a $2 billion industry moving out of the shadows and right into... More »

Bounce Rate Blues

Bounce Rate Blues
Being an adult webmaster means trying new things: testing, evaluating and refining your approach based upon user input, statistical data, market conditions and forward trends — and while you've no doubt heard similar comments before, what you don't often hear about is what is implicit in this view... More »

Reducing Chargebacks

Reducing Chargebacks
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What are your favorite chargeback reduction techniques?" Here's what they had to say: When a customer contacts you, the most important thing to remember is that you have an opportunity — one that you may not have had if the custo... More »

Boning Up on the Hybrid Economy *Updated*

Boning Up on the Hybrid Economy *Updated*
Last week, the Free Speech Coalition organized a day-long summit that focused on the issue of digital piracy. It was a more significant occasion than it sounds. In convincing a day's worth of motion picture, music and television industry execs to participate in a public discussion with members of th... More »

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