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Florida Sheriff Continues ‘War on Porn’ and Sets Sights on Backpage

Florida Sheriff Continues ‘War on Porn’ and Sets Sights on Backpage
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is well known for his faith-based campaign against erotic entertainment.  His morality police strike again, this time with a promise to go after the world’s second largest classified ad website, Backpage.com.  The threats of prosecution come on the heel... More »

How ‘Bing it On’ Campaign Affects Search Strategy

How ‘Bing it On’ Campaign Affects Search Strategy
For some television viewers, there is seemingly no escape from the Bing media blitz — a marketing campaign that is only rivaled by election year political ads — and indeed, the “Bing it On” approach is much the same: a ballot-based metaphor for presenting side-by-side search ... More »

Are We an Industry?

Are We an Industry?
It’s been said that organizing the adult entertainment industry is akin to herding cats, due to the fiercely independent nature of its typically non-conformist participants, which simply shun anyone “trying to tell them what to do” — a trait especially prevalent among the you... More »

FSC, LATATA Co-host Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser on July 28

FSC, LATATA Co-host Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser on July 28
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and Licensed Adult Talent Agents Trade Association (LATATA) will co-host a Porn Star Bowling fundraiser on Sunday, July 28. “We’re really excited about this opportunity and appreciate the hard work that Shy Love and other members of LATATA have ... More »

Support Essentials

Support Essentials
Have you tried turning it off and on again? No one phrase has ever been the pure characterization of tech support as this one. Just hearing these words from the other end of the line, when attempting to work with the technician in order to solve your current crisis, can cause blood to instantly boil... More »

Validate Them — Current Bank Account Validation Methods

Validate Them — Current Bank Account Validation Methods
NACHA recently published a survey to explore the various methods they believe to be common methods of bank account validation for transactions running through their network. They provided some definitions and methods as reiterated below: An Account Validation Service is a service wherein a business... More »

Billing Innovators in Alternative Processing

Billing Innovators in Alternative Processing
Proving that innovation and a keen eye for current market trends can allow a new company to gain traction or an existing one to massively increase market share, even in a very competitive field, these payment processing and alternative payout trendsetters have demonstrated massive growth in recent m... More »

Sex and Sensibility

Sex and Sensibility
While a stiletto-clad Carrie Bradshaw glamorized the life of the sexologist on cable television, career optimization for a sexuality educator in the real world takes significantly more than designer shoes. For Megan Andelloux, Charlie Glickman, Emily Morse and Jamye Waxman — it took consummati... More »

Banking on Bitcoins

Banking on Bitcoins
It sounds perfect: an alternative currency that works in every country; has no chance of chargebacks; miniscule fees; and provides the world’s greatest investment opportunity. Seemingly a dream come true for investors and website owners alike, bitcoins (BTC) are among 2013’s hottest top... More »

Staying on Top With Credit Card Billing

Staying on Top With Credit Card Billing
As the adult entertainment industry continues to evolve, so do online billing solutions — and for adult webmasters, traditional online credit card billing continues to be vitally important in the North American market. Credit card payments take a back seat to other payment methods in many Euro... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Retailer, Distributor Support

The pleasure products industry, at its best, is a well-oiled machine consisting of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Distributors make sure that products get from Point A to Point B, while retailers... More »

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »
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