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Taxing adult biz in Pennsylvania?

Taxing adult biz in Pennsylvania?
I was scanning through xbiz and found the article titled "PA Senator Proposes Study on Adult Biz Tax Plan" and a paragraph stuck out: A Pa. state senator has proposed a study to look at levying a tax on adult products sold and adult entertainment businesses located in the state, saying that she w... More »

Navigating the Legal Challenges

Navigating the Legal Challenges
From Northern Virginia to Southern California, federal and state prosecutors and grand juries across America continued to bring criminal obscenity charges against adult operators during 2007. Some of the cases were widely reported in the adult trade publications, while others were barely reported at... More »

Mobile Games - $10 Billion in 2009

Mobile Games - $10 Billion in 2009
Juniper Research has published a new report: Mobile Games: Subscription and Download, 2007-2012. This report is viewed as an essential resource for strategic and market planners focused on mobile game market sizing, forecasting, player analysis and positioning strategies associated with current and... More »

Making the Sale

Making the Sale
I've seen a lot of comments on the boards of late, concerning the growing difficulties in making sales – difficulties driven by a number of factors, including one that doesn't get an awful lot of recognition: an operator's understanding of basic marketing concepts such as AIDA, as well as the psyc... More »

YouTube Continues to Lead

YouTube Continues to Lead
The comScore Video Metrix report for September 2007, reveals that nearly 75 percent of U.S. Internet users watched a video online (including both streaming video and progressive downloads), averaging three hours of video per person during the month. So YouTube continues to lead the U.S. online video... More »

Love, Riches and Target

Love, Riches and Target
It was a simple weekend errand run to Target. It wasn't supposed to be a journey into the psyche of the modern woman and her internal battle of independence versus family. There I was, wheeling my shopping cart around the crowded store: an obstacle course of families and their squealing children ... More »

The Fisher King

The Fisher King
This column has featured all kinds of directors in the last couple of years, from the first rank of feature makers like Michael Ninn to the youngest of the Young Turks like Van Styles blazing new trails through the adult market with gonzo and alt-porn inventiveness. But if you're looking for a singl... More »

Time Marches On...

Time Marches On...
I’ve written a lot lately on the evolution of the online adult entertainment industry; the technologies and market forces impacting it; and the reassessment of business plans in the wake of these factors – a reassessment that for me is ongoing – and sadly, full of second-guessing. With the ... More »

The Rising Tide of Technology

The Rising Tide of Technology
As 2007 neared the finish line there was a tendency among webmasters to look closely at their bottom line, even to the exclusion of some other facts and trends that may directly impact next year's balance sheet significantly. For that reason, XBIZ is taking a moment to highlight some very importa... More »

Writing for the Blue Screen

Writing for the Blue Screen
How do we recognize good screenwriting in a business that, as sales show, has no need to value it? Porn's screenwriters say that there are more differences than the presence of the word "blowbang" between the scripts of Porn Valley and Hollywood. The first rule of writing is to write what you kno... More »

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