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Safeguarding Personal Info

Safeguarding Personal Info
I recently received a letter from Uncle Sam concerning a serious issue that's been in the news lately, and it really has me thinking about just how vulnerable we are in this digital age to threats far beyond our control — as well as to threats under our control. You may have already heard about... More »

Health Care in Adult

Health Care in Adult
Health care for the adult industry is an issue that is almost always viewed through HIV-tinted glasses. And most would say rightfully so, in a business whose lock, stock and trade requires performers to engage in mostly unprotected sexual intercourse for the entertainment of a paying audience. Bu... More »

The Summer Slowdown

The Summer Slowdown
Toward the end of every year, I start to see board postings and hear grumblings from webmasters about the infamous "summer slowdown," complete with that sense of impending doom that sales are going to dry up and we'll have to ration food for three months until we can get back to the regular flow o... More »

Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporating in Nevada
Five years ago, Las Vegas resident John Vanhara was your average Czech expatriate looking to make money on the Internet. Then came the bursting of the dotcom bubble, 9/11 and the subsequent dramatic reshuffling of business plans. "When the Nasdaq went down, I was just thinking, what else can I do... More »

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 2

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 2
In part one, we looked at how "censorship is the bastard child of technology." In this conclusion, we'll take a look at what the future holds: What Does the Future Hold? The losses in court have not dissuaded censorship advocates from encouraging lawmakers to keep trying to pass these laws. For... More »

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 1

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 1
It has been said, "Censorship is the bastard child of technology." Technological advances in video gaming software have created a rapid evolution from 1970's arcade game technology to today's role playing games, featuring an almost life-like level of realism, which mirrors the natural world in all ... More »

VOD Hits its Stride

VOD Hits its Stride
Video-on-demand has finally emerged in the mainstream market — years behind its implementation in the adult industry. VOD has been around since the 1990s, when a small number of adult companies began branching out into unknown territory with new technology and a new game plan for delivering adult ... More »

Premium Rate Billing

Premium Rate Billing
The abbreviation IPRS stands for “International Premium Rate Services” – a technology born in Hong Kong way back in 1994 when a small group of entrepreneurial Brits approached the then incumbent Hong Kong Telecom with a simple but brilliant idea: If they sent the phone company (telephony) traf... More »

Tough Porn Bill Surfaces

Tough Porn Bill Surfaces
If a Utah Congressman has his way, the federal courts would no longer be able to determine whether state anti-pornography laws violate the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On June 6, U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, proposed a new bill, HR 5528, titled the Pornography Jurisdiction Limitatio... More »

Video to Go

Video to Go
AVI, MPEG, WMV, Real — experienced adult webmasters, content producers and other online publishers already are familiar with the alphabet soup of established video format acronyms as well as the technical benefits and drawbacks of each. Video formats are continually evolving to maintain pace wi... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Adult Biz Faces More Obstacles Past Prop. 60 Battle

On Feb. 1, I completed 365 days as the Free Speech Coalition’s executive director. It was a turbulent first year, and when I received the 2017 XBIZ Industry Leadership Award I was startled, humbled... More »

Ad Networks: A Look at Compliance Issues

Among the major concerns of online marketers when evaluating advertising creatives are the return on investment, click-through and engagement rates, (re)targeting and opportunities for micro-tuning monetization.... More »

Ad Networks: Maximizing Precious Time and Resources

For traffic-savvy adult website operators and marketers, buying ad space and premium placement on select sites is a proven method for attracting audiences. This has traditionally involved studying a site’s... More »
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