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Looking Back – and Ahead

Looking Back – and Ahead
With 2007 already going into its second month, I've been reflecting on the recent past and planning for the near future. As part of this process, I've looked back at the most important factors that impacted my operation in 2006, as well as the factors likely to do so this year. Here are some of thos... More »

Domain Investing

Domain Investing
"Back in my day, I had to walk five miles to school in the snow barefoot..." Who hasn't heard the resident elder among our friends and family pontificate on the good old days? Well, in this time of rapid web growth, you may want to brush up on your retro domain industry lingo and start working on... More »

The Blumpkin and the coming Rapture

The Blumpkin and the coming Rapture
Receiving this image of the two-fisted Arianna Jolie from my pals at XXX Urban Legends, the company that puts on film the things one might only whisper while face down in one's own vomit in a frat house's low-pile carpeting, I kept thinking there was something familiar about Jolie's otherworldly lig... More »

Centered on Adult

Centered on Adult
America has become an e-commerce culture, and nowhere has there been more of a recent demand for secure, swift and scalable electronic payment processing than in the adult industry. One of the leading providers of fully integrated e-commerce solutions is DHD Media. For more than a decade, this bo... More »

Gang Bang Double Feature

Gang Bang Double Feature
While Sasha Grey and AVN 2007 Best New Starlet Naomi don't compete in this two-disc set from Red Light District, our team of international judges awards the point regardless to Grey in Gang Bang Volume 5. Why? She wanted it more. Still - that Naomi? No slouch. Read the review here. Pre... More »

Kelly X - just because

Kelly X - just because
While it looks a little like we're at a Clockwork Orange screening, I actually met Kelly X in a bathroom hallway. Previously: Adult industry spared ... More »

Tax Tips for Adult: 2

Tax Tips for Adult: 2
In part one, we began our look at tax issues and adult entertainment. In this conclusion, we'll look at deductions, the audit process and beyond: Some adult entrepreneurs might be reluctant to deduct sexually oriented items because they don't want to broadcast to the federal or state government t... More »

And another thing: it's not 'sex work' when you're just lying there

And another thing: it's not 'sex <i>work</i>' when you're just lying there
The Bush Administration has requested that the term "sex worker" be expunged from government vocabulary because it believes that most people involved in prostitution (or porn) are not there by choice; therefore they are slaves. From Agence France-Presse: Prostitutes are usually termed sex worker... More »

Wicked decides on HD DVD, too

Wicked decides on HD DVD, too
Begun this Format War has. Wicked Pictures has announced that it has chosen the HD DVD format over Blu-Ray and will re-release its Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre using the feature-rich and less expensive next-generation technology. Digital Playground last year announced that it was sidi... More »

Tax Tips for Adult: 1

Tax Tips for Adult: 1
In March, the Internal Revenue Service reported that more than 1.2 million income tax returns had been audited in fiscal year 2005 in the U.S., a 21 percent increase from a year earlier. According to that IRS report, audits of high-income returns (which the IRS defined for 2005 as returns reporti... More »

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