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Shedding Some Light

Shedding Some Light
It's a common misconception among anti-porn activists that the adult industry is dominated by men and that the most important job women hold can be performed primarily on their knees. Mental pictures are painted by these uninformed ideas, depicting porn directors as misogynists running their stud... More »

The New Player

The New Player
The Internet has been ready for alternative billing plans like anonymous billing for years, but until recently there had been no billing companies ready to handle it. Now with such companies like TrustCash, NetCash and PureVanilla entering the arena, the need for privacy and security among adult cus... More »

Randalls' Next Model

Randalls' Next Model
I can only imagine how nerve wracking it must be — testing for us as a potential model for adult scenes. Hopefuls park in an alley in front of a fairly indistinct red brick building, with the only sign that it's a studio is exactly that — a sign that reads: "Parking for Randall. All others will ... More »

Country Snapshot: Russia

Country Snapshot: Russia
Nearly twice the size of Canada, Russia is the world's largest country, extending over a vast expanse of Asia and Europe. It has the world's eighth-largest population, with some 142m inhabitants. Furthermore, Russian speakers also live in the neighboring countries that were once part of the USSR,... More »

Fraud: 1

Fraud: 1
In November, 2006, electronic payment and online security specialist CyberSource announced the results of its 8th annual survey on e-commerce fraud: It reported that credit card fraud would cost U.S. merchants up to $3 billion in e-commerce revenue in 2006, up from $2.8 billion in 2005. It was also ... More »

EpochStats

EpochStats
What's most striking about Internet payment service provider Epoch is that though it has just kicked off its second decade in the business, the company's innovation, attitude and drive are reminiscent of a startup company destined to succeed. Activity flourishes in the halls of Epoch's Santa Moni... More »

An Arabic Edge

An Arabic Edge
Arabic is the native language of approximately 270m people, making it the fourth most used on the planet and the official language of 25 countries. Like China, the current level of Internet penetration in the Middle East is around 10 percent, can be compared to the market of more developed count... More »

Making Bank

Making Bank
When CBS' "60 Minutes" put together a segment on mainstream corporate America's involvement with adult entertainment in 2004, none of the executives that "60 Minutes" wanted to interview were willing to discuss the specifics of their erotica-related profits on camera — and that attitude has not ch... More »

Adult Rental Aims High

Adult Rental Aims High
Two-and-a-half years ago, Platinum Dan and Platinum Dave — the brother team that created Platinum Bucks — decided to take a big chance. Armed with the success of their first venture, they entered the uncharted waters of site branding and plunged into the video on demand market. But owing to t... More »

CCBill

CCBill
CCBill and CCBill-EU provide solutions. Whether for clients, their affiliates or the consumer, the company has worked since 1998 to deliver reliable global payment processing systems and stellar support services. Over the course of the past nine years, the words "trust" and "reliability" have rei... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Opportunities, Empowerment — A Female Owners Perspective

Live webcams are within easy reach of nearly everyone these days, no matter where in the world they live or their financial wherewithal, making the business an accessible and attractive option for anyone... More »

Camming Issue: Juan Bustos Eyes Technological Challenges, Opportunities

Today’s live cam industry is based upon technology — but it is also driving technology and the business models it enables, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the companies competing... More »

Camming Issue: Studio 20 Snapshot

As one of camming’s most vibrant capitals, Romania boasts a bevy of beautiful and talented models, along with an advanced technological infrastructure and professional cam studios that support this... More »
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