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Privacy in the Cloud

Privacy in the Cloud
According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), responsible for developing standards and guidelines including minimum requirements for providing adequate information security for agency operations and governmental assets, interest in cloud computing has rapidly grown due to t... More »

Members Area Integration Strategies

Members Area Integration Strategies
For adult webmasters seeking ways to implement a members area for use with WordPress based websites, a wide variety of free and premium options exist — some of which are more suitable to the task than are others. These options include everything from setting up a standard .htaccess protected ... More »

jQuery for Mobile Developers

jQuery for Mobile Developers
Mobile developers seeking to unleash the full potential of the jQuery framework are a step closer to fulfillment, with the Alpha release of jQuery Mobile (www.jquerymobile.com). According to its backers, the jQuery Mobile touch-optimized web framework for Smartphones and tablets offers a unified us... More »

Here’s Some Join Page Tips

Here’s Some Join Page Tips
For operators of adult subscription-based and other premium offer websites, building or revamping a join page that garners and increases sales is among the top priorities — but is a wearisome task that is often overlooked in the quest to simply duplicate other, unrefined efforts — for ex... More »

Conquering the Cloud

Conquering the Cloud
Cloud-based apps, products and services are becoming increasingly popular, but just what is this thing called “the cloud?” While everyone from confused consumers to marketers and technology services providers have their opinion on just what constitutes “the cloud,” perhaps t... More »

Tracing Your Content

Tracing Your Content
Watermarking digital content, such as adding your site’s URL to a photo or video clip, has long been a way to establish “ownership” and to (hopefully) drive traffic via type-ins, but these approaches are in need of an update to keep up with the times. The challenge of our evolving... More »

Slice of American Pie

Slice of American Pie
It’s scandalous As a foreign professional who was relocated to the U.S. by an American-owned company, I opened a bank account with no problem but a credit card from that same financial institution was another concern for the bank altogether. You see, no matter how conservative you are, how gr... More »

Online Billing: Be Aware of New Tax Rules

Online Billing: Be Aware of New Tax Rules
During the billing panel at the XBIZ Conference in LA earlier this month, I spoke about a new tax-reporting requirement for merchants that we all need to be aware of and prepare for in the payment community. As part of the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008, which was added to IRS Code Section 6050... More »

Pros, Cons of Payment Solutions

Pros, Cons of Payment Solutions
The adult entertainment industry has evolved considerably in the digital age, and the acquisition of erotica has changed not only in terms of distribution methods, but also, in terms of payment methods. Back in the 1980s, paying for adult entertainment was usually a matter of walking into the local ... More »

Cross Sales vs. Up Sales

Cross Sales vs. Up Sales
One of the most tried and true methods for leveraging any sale is to capitalize on the timeliness of the customer’s willingness to buy — “striking while the iron is hot,” in an attempt to maximize the potential for earning additional revenues. There is an old saying that it i... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

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 »
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