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Will Mobile Adult Boom? 1

Will Mobile Adult Boom? 1
In the past few years, cellphones have come a long way. Far from being mere mobile telephones, the devices are now used for taking pictures, playing graphics-heavy games, checking movie times or the weather and watching increasingly high-quality video. But if the history of previous technologies lik... More »

How to Monetize Traffic

How to Monetize Traffic
This year looks to be one of those focused years in which so many of us will be reviewing what we do well, what our businesses can do to grow or become more efficient, and finally to look in our own backyards for under or nonutilized assets to make these goals a reality. On the latter item, yes, we ... More »

Maximizing Conversions: 3

Maximizing Conversions: 3
In our previous installment, we looked at some common tour elements. Now we'll conclude by closely examining the basic tour types and their specific needs: Type A One frame only: This type of tour needs to fit into only one screen, which is to say that the whole presentation appears on screen wi... More »

Grow in a Maturing Market

Grow in a Maturing Market
A quick review of the panelist biographies from last month's Internext seminars in Las Vegas reveal an increasing number of former bankers, marketing experts, Fortune 500 corporate executives and more than a few mainstream Internet industry veterans moving into the adult online content market. This ... More »

Paysite Problems

Paysite Problems
The first and foremost problem with running a paysite is obtaining exclusive adult content. Then follows a small list of woes including affiliate management, chargebacks, hosting and bandwidth problems, to name a few. These problems are not uncommon with any business, and can be surmounted. The ... More »

Obscenity Battles Continue

Obscenity Battles Continue
"It's a new day out there, and they ought not be pursuing this type of material when it goes to consenting adults." So spoke my friend and colleague Louis Sirkin, Rob Zicari's defense attorney, in an interview on ABC's "Nightline" in the wake of his stunning victory in United Sta... More »

Fantasy Sex

Fantasy Sex
Editor's note: The following piece details the insights of an adult industry observer. I present it for your consideration, and would like to hear what you have to say about it, by using the message thread below: Why have the real thing when you can have fantasy sex right at your door? Why waste ... More »

Hispanic More Than a Niche

Hispanic More Than a Niche
Latino and Hispanic Americans represent the fastest-growing online ethnic group with an estimated buying power of more than $500 billion, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. For adult content providers, creators and aggregators with an interest in reaching ethnic groups — or searching for a new and... More »

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies
The online adult entertainment industry has "historically" been on the leading edge of Internet innovation. The entrepreneurs among our ranks, and many of our product's consumers, tend to be "early adopters" of technology; whether it be broadband, video on demand, mobile messaging, or beyond. This i... More »

State of Spyware

State of Spyware
In the frontier days of the Internet, webmasters didn't have to worry much about whether people knew they were using spyware because nobody, including the government, seemed to be paying much attention. But all that has changed as the spread of spyware — and public outrage against it — has becom... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »
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