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The Ugly Side of Sitting Pretty

The Ugly Side of Sitting Pretty
As a fairly vain and slightly lazy woman, I am at a disadvantage. I am worried about how I look, yet not motivated enough to spend hours at the gym or to stick to a strict diet. As a photographer, I am at an advantage since I am able to hide behind the camera. This means I am able to hide from ... More »

The Art of the Upsell

The Art of the Upsell
My lovely wife, Dawn, and I recently returned from a wonderful cruise to Alaska, where we spent a week sailing the Inside Passage from Vancouver, B.C., to Icy Strait Point and the Hubbard Glacier; Skagway, Juneau and beyond. It had been about a year since our last cruise, which took us all throu... More »

Commerce Gate Expands into U.S. Market

Commerce Gate Expands into U.S. Market
The ability to process transactions lies at the core of many online adult entertainment operations; as such, the companies that provide transaction services serve as a vital ingredient in a merchant’s profit chain — demanding that these companies provide stable, trustworthy and ever-evolving pro... More »

IPSP vs. Merchant Account

IPSP vs. Merchant Account
Internet billing has undergone a transformation over the past few years, with new stratagems emerging to give merchants a choice in how they want to collect. The two principal systems on the playing field today are Internet Payment Service Providers (IPSPs) — commonly known as third-party billers ... More »

Get Certified!

Get Certified!
Yes, the times are changing. Are you keeping up? The stories of how various people got into the Internet industries could literally fill books upon books… Most developers – believe it or not – got into online ebiz without so much as a bit of HTML training in their backgrounds. Many lea... More »

Billing for Mobile

Billing for Mobile
We're in the midst of an explosion in the use of mobile technology. This means there's an explosion in mobile content providers as well. For many of them, it's a journey into uncharted waters. My purpose in these articles is to clarify those murky waters, because mobile uses an entirely new tech... More »

Country Snapshot: Egypt

Country Snapshot: Egypt
When I first started researching the Internet characteristics of Egypt at the excellent resource site www.internetworldstats.com, I automatically went to the section headed "Middle East" expecting to find it listed there, but I could not find it. Instead, it was listed under Africa. You live, you l... More »

International Tax Structures

International Tax Structures
Companies that have customers outside the U.S. have an opportunity to defer and permanently reduce the effective tax rate on income earned. What does this mean in plain English? A company that is paying more than 15 percent federal rate on its earnings from outside the U.S. is paying too much. Wh... More »

Cascade Billing Solutions

Cascade Billing Solutions
For the adult webmaster, volume is everything. Success is measured in hits and page views — and out of these large numbers only a small percentage of HTTP requests ever become customers. After all the effort the online adult businessperson goes through to advertise for traffic, the small fraction ... More »

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse
It's a problem that is faced by all adult paysite operators — the unauthorized disclosure of member logins, where legitimate users provide friends and strangers with their user name and password, "sharing" access to your premium content and impacting your bottom line. This impact costs operator... More »

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