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Canadian TV to Air ‘Dirty Business’
May 28, 2004 11:08 AM PDTTwo days after Diane Sawyer’s report on ABC on the porn industry aired, Canada’s Global TV Network will televise “Dirty Business: Sex, Thighs and Videotape,” another expose on the porn industry.
HardcoreMoney.com Pulls the Plug
May 28, 2004 10:16 AM PDTHardcoreMoney.com surprised the webmaster community this week by announcing on GFY that parent company Global Media Inc. has decided to pull the plug on the once-popular affiliate program. Webmasters flooded the GFY thread with questions, some out of concern, and some out of interest in getting paid for outstanding payouts.
Vivid Billboards Erected on Sunset Strip
May 28, 2004 9:25 AM PDTEarly Friday morning workmen on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood erected two billboards, both for Vivid Entertainment Group, which leased space for the pair of signs atop the music-hip Rainbow Bar & Grill and feature contract performs Jenna Jameson on one and Tera Patrick on the flipside.
Spokane’s Sweeping Adult Ordinances OK'd
May 28, 2004 8:24 AM PDTThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the city of Spokane’s ordinances regulating the existing locations of adult businesses are constitutional. Spokane’s amended ordinances limit the locations of all adult businesses in the city.
Cardservice International Drops Adult
May 27, 2004 3:05 PM PDTCardservice International has decided to drop all of its online adult industry clients, parent company First Data confirmed for XBiz Thursday. The credit card processor will phase out its adult clientele within an unspecified period of time, but there is some speculation that it will happen within the next six to eight weeks.
Private Media Group Revives Internet Unit
May 27, 2004 12:29 PM PDTAs part of an ongoing restructuring process following a slip in revenue in 2003, adult content provider Private Media Group Inc. announced the completion of a strategy to ramp-up its core moneymaking divisions, which includes its Internet unit Private.com.
AVSnation Launches Movie Sites
May 27, 2004 12:22 PM PDTAVSnation has teamed up with deluxe pass and launched 5 new movie sites.
Strategic Advantage Solutions Launches Telephone Program
May 27, 2004 12:18 PM PDTSAS introduces a Dating Network product that gives adult webmasters the ability to get their own 900 number for less than $50 per month.
VOD Bumps Up New Frontier Income 371%
May 27, 2004 12:12 PM PDTAdult network programmer New Frontier Media Inc. said Thursday that video-on-demand helped it realize a 371 percent hike in net income in its fourth quarter and a 19 percent increase for its entire fiscal year.
Microsoft Develops Search Technology
May 27, 2004 10:45 AM PDTMicrosoft Corp. might be far from taking market share away from search leader Google, but in an effort to stay in the race the software king launched an improved search feature this week that will be integrated into Longhorn, the latest Windows operating system slated for release in 2005.
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