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Traffic: Finding Tomorrow's Money Today

Traffic: Finding Tomorrow's Money Today
In a challenging and unsure market like the one that the online adult entertainment sector has become, companies must find opportunities for growth wherever they arise. Just as they do for mainstream businesses and entrepreneurs, emerging markets represent a potential means for adult businesses to g... More »

Legal Reality: Discussing Intangibles

Legal Reality: Discussing Intangibles
We live in an age of unprecedented consumer access to a nearly limitless amount of content. As a result, sellers of goods and services have been challenged like never before to find ways to reach new customers amid the relentless deluge of information. And as the competition for eyes and ears has in... More »

The Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence
While there’s always someone that will tell you that things have never been better for their firm, many companies are continuing to face significant challenges in adapting their business models to the new realities of the online adult entertainment marketplace. Some say that it’s hopele... More »

Hosting Talk: Data-Driven Decision-Making

Hosting Talk: Data-Driven Decision-Making
From the earliest days of the Internet’s rise as a commercial marketplace, there has been a steady improvement in the technology available to monitor and analyze our sites’ traffic patterns. While speculation was once our main tool, webmasters now are able to determine with great specifi... More »

E-Commerce and Adult Video Sales

E-Commerce and Adult Video Sales
I’ll never forget the first system through which I performed order fulfillment for adult videos that had been sold online — mostly because it was a ludicrously tedious and inefficient exercise that drove me absolutely nuts. This was long before off-the-shelf e-commerce solutions were ava... More »

Online Billing: More Monitoring at the Transaction Level

Online Billing: More Monitoring at the Transaction Level
Operation Choke Point and increased pressure by bank regulators on financial Institutions to identify and eliminate merchant fraud has certainly increased the monitoring efforts by banks regarding their payment services. Under Operation Choke Point, financial institutions, ISOs and IPSPs are being h... More »

The Role of E-Commerce in the Pleasure Product Sector

The Role of E-Commerce in the Pleasure Product Sector
One of the more obvious impacts of the Internet is the way in which it globalized so many things that used to be thought of as entirely local phenomenon. In the old days, if an American wanted to buy a sex toy, and his or her community was one of the thousands across the country that didn’t ha... More »

The Great Porn Dichotomy

The Great Porn Dichotomy
It was a truly bizarre conversation, the sort that I definitely never imagined that I’d ever have back when I was studying astronomy in college. It was the fall of 1997, and I was sitting in a meeting with a fairly unlikely collection of people, two seated on either side of the table, while I ... More »

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?
According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent. A spurned spouse, girlfriend or boyfri... More »

Pleasure Products: The Brands of Europe

Pleasure Products: The Brands of Europe
Whether you want to understand how the European pleasure product industry works or you have decided on entering into this potentially lucrative area, the perception of brands within the E.U. is key to success. Brands drive retail sales and as pleasure products become part of the world of consumer p... More »

QUICKBITE FEATURES

Dev Depot: Snap.svg, Create Interactive Graphics

An open standard under development since 1999 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) offer a mature XML-based vector image format for easily creating and displaying rich... More »

The Semenette: When a Sex Toy Is More Than a Sex Toy

Over the course of time, there have been thousands of sex toys that were created because of a need, a demand for something that hadn’t existed before or for something that just didn’t have... More »

Dev Depot: MatchHeight, Make the Height of all Selected Elements Equal

It seems like a simple enough task, but it is one that has long frustrated web designers: creating a matrix of same sized elements, each (perhaps) containing a different amount of content, so that this... More »
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