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Country Snapshot: Russia

Country Snapshot: Russia
Nearly twice the size of Canada, Russia is the world's largest country, extending over a vast expanse of Asia and Europe. It has the world's eighth-largest population, with some 142m inhabitants. Furthermore, Russian speakers also live in the neighboring countries that were once part of the USSR,... More »

A Pound of Flesh

A Pound of Flesh
2007 will bring some prosecution efforts against the adult industry but fewer than expected when George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004. Several years ago, word began to leak out of a concerted effort to re-ignite obscenity prosecutions against the adult industry by the Justice Department. The ... More »

Billing Outlook 2007

Billing Outlook 2007
Positive cash flow — it's the lifeblood of every commercial enterprise; and the operations of online adult entrepreneurs are no exception. The foundation of your company's cash flow is dependent on your ability to implement a robust and reliable way of processing sales transactions — one of the ... More »

Fraud: 2

Fraud: 2
In part one, we began our look at ways in which adult sites can prevent, reduce and combat credit card fraud. In this conclusion, we'll continue our examination of fraud prevention and mitigation: But whether they are the result of friendly fraud or stolen credit card numbers, too many chargeback... More »

Fraud: 1

Fraud: 1
In November, 2006, electronic payment and online security specialist CyberSource announced the results of its 8th annual survey on e-commerce fraud: It reported that credit card fraud would cost U.S. merchants up to $3 billion in e-commerce revenue in 2006, up from $2.8 billion in 2005. It was also ... More »

EpochStats

EpochStats
What's most striking about Internet payment service provider Epoch is that though it has just kicked off its second decade in the business, the company's innovation, attitude and drive are reminiscent of a startup company destined to succeed. Activity flourishes in the halls of Epoch's Santa Moni... More »

An Arabic Edge

An Arabic Edge
Arabic is the native language of approximately 270m people, making it the fourth most used on the planet and the official language of 25 countries. Like China, the current level of Internet penetration in the Middle East is around 10 percent, can be compared to the market of more developed count... More »

Making Bank

Making Bank
When CBS' "60 Minutes" put together a segment on mainstream corporate America's involvement with adult entertainment in 2004, none of the executives that "60 Minutes" wanted to interview were willing to discuss the specifics of their erotica-related profits on camera — and that attitude has not ch... More »

The Wal-Mart Rule

The Wal-Mart Rule
It's no secret that the Bush administration is under tremendous pressure from religious groups and other ideologically driven special interests to increase the number of federal obscenity prosecutions. With two more years in which to do this, it is this observer's opinion that the right will attempt... More »

Adult Rental Aims High

Adult Rental Aims High
Two-and-a-half years ago, Platinum Dan and Platinum Dave — the brother team that created Platinum Bucks — decided to take a big chance. Armed with the success of their first venture, they entered the uncharted waters of site branding and plunged into the video on demand market. But owing to t... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... More »
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