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The Value of Blogs

The Value of Blogs
I recently heard someone say one would “have to be an idiot not to read blogs,” and for those who work in online enterprises, that statement has never been more true. Blogs have become an integral part of working online – for developers, content providers, webmasters, marketers, SE... More »

Your Tradeshow ROI

Your Tradeshow ROI
In the final analysis, tradeshows fill a gap in an otherwise virtual industry—they supply the “missing” part. They also offer unique opportunities for growth and profit. But much depends on whether you exploit these opportunities effectively. The cost of attending a tradeshow may be substan... More »

Building A Blockbuster

Building A Blockbuster
Recently, XBIZ Video magazine asked several directors, "What are the integral ingredients for creating a successful adult blockbuster?" Here's what they had to say: The most important part of making a blockbuster is cast, cast and cast. Just like with mainstream movies, you must have good, li... More »

‘Obscene’ vs. ‘Legally Obscene’

‘Obscene’ vs. ‘Legally Obscene’
Let’s get this much straight; just because a large number of people find an item profoundly offensive and/or gross, that doesn’t mean that item is “obscene” in the legal sense. There’s plenty of material out there that the average person would find obscene, as that term is defined in a dic... More »

All's Fair in Love, War

All's Fair in Love, War
I don't normally frequent porn parties, so when I was invited to the Wicked Pictures charity barbecue, I was inclined to pass. That was until Wicked's vice president Joy King dangled the irresistible carrot before me: there would be a dunk tank, and Luke Ford was going to be in it. Now before any... More »

FTC/AFF case to help against obscenity?

FTC/AFF case to help against obscenity?
A follow up thought to the FTC/AFF story. From the FTC website, they wrote: The settlement bars the defendant from displaying sexually explicit ads to consumers unless the consumers are actively seeking out sexually explicit content or unless the consumers have consented to viewing sexually ex... More »

FTC not liking AFF

FTC not liking AFF
Posted on December 6th on FTC website as well as some media coverage here, AFF targeted by FTC. Headline from FTC.gov home page: Adult-Oriented Online Social Networking Operation Settles FTC Charges; Unwitting Consumers Pelted With Sexually Graphic Pop-Ups An operation that foisted sexually exp... More »

Cousin Stevie's Pussy Party Shoot

Cousin Stevie's Pussy Party Shoot
After a while, watching a porn movie being shot seems less like an event than a job, and that's how it should be. After all, this is a legitimate business. But visiting a "Cousin Stevie Pussy Party" allows the observer to rediscover the wonder of watching someone squirt all over a rented Encino wall... More »

Finding Direction

Finding Direction
Becoming a mainstream film director is a process that usually involves a fascination with cinema and experimentation with the family video camera, using siblings and pets as the subjects of your first forays into filmmaking. Then, when you're old enough to go to film school, it's about perfecting... More »

What Makes a Good Domain? The Expert's List.

What Makes a Good Domain?  The Expert's List.
Including Rick Latona in a blog post provided the perfect segue to an entry on domains. I think the last time I saw Rick was at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. live domain auction. What a dynamic business, this domain name game. Every day domains are added, renewed, transferred, locked, forgotten, deleted, or pu... More »

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