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It's Like Watching Hot Dogs Being Made

It's Like Watching Hot Dogs Being Made
There’s nothing quite like sitting in Dodger Stadium eating a Dodger Dog smothered in mustard and onions. But, I know that the whole experience would be ruined if I ever went to a meat packing plant and watched exactly what went into that Dodger Dog. Watching laws being made is a similar expe... More »

Adobe Media Player

Adobe Media Player
First unveiled at the Web 2.0 Expo in 2007, Adobe Media Player (AMP) is now out of beta testing and poised to compete with Joost, Hulu and other video players seeking to tap into the exploding online video market. Built on the cross-operating system runtime Adobe AIR, AMP is hybrid application th... More »

FontViewer 3

FontViewer 3
One of the more annoying facets of working with fonts has always been the fact that most programs load the fonts available to the user in a drop-down menu, making the process of choosing fonts a tedious task, particularly when you have a great many fonts installed and at your disposal. Enter Fon... More »

Attacking Piracy From All Angles

Attacking Piracy From All Angles
In just a little over a week from the time I write this article, FSC will launch its first XXX University Anti-Piracy 101 Roundtable. Sponsored by Sureflix and premiering at the Phoenix Forum, this roundtable seminar promises to be an incredible resource for industry professionals. Moreover, it repr... More »

Using PageFlakes

Using PageFlakes
Looking for a simplified personal start page alternative to My Yahoo! or iGoogle? You might consider the Ajax-based PageFlakes.com, an entity launched in 2005 and which has been steadily growing in users and popularity in the years since then. When users sign up for PageFlakes.com, the site autom... More »

The Mistique is no Mystery

The Mistique is no Mystery
Most Americans get their news and information from a few shallow reservoirs of knowledge, primarily newspapers, tabloids, television and movies. About other countries and cultures — even ones as putatively close as America’s largest trading partner, Japan — the American public knows precious l... More »

The Bond that Ties

The Bond that Ties
This industry is complex, with many different microcosmsgroups successfully and independently co-existing under the umbrella of the adult entertainment industry. What keeps these groups apart is the fierce independence and entrepreneurship that drives much of the competition and success in the indus... More »

3.5G Drives Mobile

3.5G Drives Mobile
Opinions vary as to how large the mobile market for adult content is, but one thing appears to be clear; the infrastructure backend for mobile content distribution is growing like a weed. According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, the number of commercial 3.5G networks launched across ... More »

Buzz of the Future

Buzz of the Future
Innovation drives technology — hybrid cars, paper-thin laptops, robotic vacuum cleaners — and in the past few years, sex product manufacturers have been sharing the wheel with their mainstream counterparts. User-friendly interfaces and easy touchbuttons aren’t just for iPods anymore, and ... More »

Directors Get Techie

Directors Get Techie
When I first started seriously shooting in adult back in 1997, the hot camera at the moment was the Sony VX1000. It was small and easy to use. I don’t recall seeing any other equipment on set. After setting up lights and plugging in an extra camera mic, nestling those ear buds deep in to chec... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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