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Rise of the Android

Rise of the Android
It is tribute to the efficacy of Apple's marketing (and market share) that every time a new smart phone hits the market, people raise the question of whether that device will prove to be the "iPhone killer." It's similar to the situation a few years back, when each newgen mp3 player hitting the mark... More »

Hope Returns!

Hope Returns!
February musings from Colin.... [All characters and events in this posting --even those based on real people-- are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated ... poorly. The following post contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone. Particular... More »

Fast Times With Brett Brando

Fast Times With Brett Brando
This column started out in early 2006 with the name Gear & Gadgets, and was focused much more on the cameras, lights, tools and techniques that went into a porn production. Now titled Director’s Chair, along the way it has become a forum for the front-line creatives in the industry &mdash... More »

A Plan of Attack

A Plan of Attack
With 2010 rolling in, many adult operators are taking a fresh look at their current offerings and the overall economic environment, and trying to develop out-of-the-box approaches to selling their wares. While this process often yields ideas about evolving the type of website, for example, turning a... More »

Blackmagic UltraScope

Blackmagic UltraScope
For adult videographers concerned with producing quality footage on a budget, having access to low-cost, high-performance tools is a must — and thanks to technology, the value proposition of these tools is escalating each year. One case in point is the $695 UltraScope from Blackmagic, which lets u... More »

The CAL-OSHA Story

The CAL-OSHA Story
In 2008, Cal-OSHA began to focus its attention on the adult entertainment industry. A handful of companies were visited by Cal-OSHA and were cited for everything from exposed electrical cords to expired fire extinguishers. Most companies are unaware that OSHA requires all businesses to have a workpl... More »

Paid Placements

Paid Placements
After an eight year run, the deal between Bing and Yahoo has signaled the end of the lucrative Yahoo Search Submit Pro (Y!SSP) inclusion program. Simultaneously, an increasingly large number of affiliates are being squeezed out of the adult market and in-house traffic generation has become the prima... More »

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?
The increase in both frequency and popularity of erotic content depicting fetish activity such as bondage, discipline, sadomasochism and sadism ("BDSM") warrants some exploration from the legal side. For years, industry producers repeated the urban legend warning against the creation of any materia... More »

The New Amateurs

The New Amateurs
Many adult operators are looking at today's digital landscape in hopes of seeing glimmering specks of profitable opportunity for the year to come and beyond. While the promise of riches from the mobile market is still dangling before the eyes of many, and making most of the adult industry news headl... More »

WIA Profile: Carin Misterly

WIA Profile: Carin Misterly
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at LFP?... More »

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