Articles by Ed Palomar


Trouble in Toyland

The sex toy industry has been caught up in a flurry of lawsuits lately, at the heart of which is ownership, control and presentation of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo, which has been a yearly flagship event for sex toy manufacturers.

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Virtual Matchmaking: Part 2

In this article's conclusion, we'll examine issues of compatibility, privacy, and safety...

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Virtual Matchmaking: Part 1

The primal urges of mating and dating drive Internet profits more than ever before in cyber history, and computerized matchmaking comprises an e-commerce sector that currently is generating substantial revenues.

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A Global Business: Part 2

In today's conclusion, we'll examine security and fraud issues, shipping and customs considerations, and concerns over local sensibilities – and how they all affect merchants in today's global marketplace.

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A Global Business: Part 1

The Internet came on the scene at the same time that globalization became the world's dominant economic trend. Globalization can be defined as the integration of national economies and the lowering of trade barriers between states. The process has given rise to high level negotiating bodies such as the World Trade Organization and treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Reina Leone Booked for Appearance at Hustler Hollywood

San Francisco law enforcers-turned-porn stars, Reina Leone and Joe Friday, are appearing at Hustler Hollywood. The Sept. 10 release party at the posh Sunset Strip sex boutique marks the debut of the cop couple's new film, “Uniform Babes, Conduct UnBecumming.”

Pink Inks Reality DVD Distribution Deal

Pink Visual Productions has signed a nonexclusive distribution deal with Old Pueblo Distribution for its reality-based content. This marks the debut of its online material in the DVD format.

Starr Productions Releases 'Carnival of Desires'

Starr Productions is releasing “Carnival of Desires” by mainstream filmmaker Mark Miremont. The director told XBiz he graduated from the University of California film school and was selected to develop a project at Robert Redford’s prestigious Sundance Institute in Utah.

NatNet NFL Pickem Contest Kicks Off

As the NFL football season begins, the 2004 NatNet NFL Pickem Challenge is kicking off. Adult webmasters can toss the ol’ pigskin around online by participating in a competition to choose winning teams. Up to 350 contestants are expected to participate this year.

Digital Hollywood Seminar Features Adult Panelists

Heavyweights from mainstream entertainment, high-tech, academia and the adult industry are coming together to participate in the Digital Hollywood conference.

L.A. County Considers Bathhouse Laws

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has tentatively passed a new law that would impose new health ordinances on bathhouses and sex clubs. If the Los Angeles City Council also passes the law, commercial sex venues (CSVs) would be required to obtain a public health facility permit from the health officer.

Playboy Features the Girls of Gaming

Playboy has a half-century tradition of centerfolds and pinup girls. In its very first issue in 1953, actress Marilyn Monroe was the centerfold. The illustrator Vargas created classic pinup pictures for the men’s magazine for decades.

TV Sex Influences Teen Behavior

A new survey states that sex on television has an impact on the sexual behavior of adolescents. The Rand Corp. study reports that 12- to 17-year-olds who watched sexual content on television were twice as likely to be sexually active themselves the following year.

New Sex Surfing Survey on Office Online Viewing Habits

A new study has revealed some surprising statistics regarding sex surfing on computers in the workplace. According to the Sexually Explicit Material in the Workplace Survey, it’s not just the men who are viewing sex online in the office.

InterClimax Launches Live Gay Video Feeds

InterClimax is announcing the Sept. 7 launch of its live one-on-one video feeds for gay sites. This is the newest webmaster program to be offered by the Netherlands-based firm, which has been providing live interactive video streaming for more than seven years.

The Internet Celebrates Its 35th Birthday

The year the Internet was born, the Beatles were still together, “Hawaii Five-O” was on the tube, the Woodstock concert took place, the Manson family ran amok and man walked on the moon. In 1969, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, transmitted data from one oversized computer to another.

Internet2 Sets New Speed Record

A new record has been set for the transmission of data online for Internet2. It took less than 17 minutes to transmit 859 gigabytes of data from Geneva, Switzerland, to Pasadena, Calif.

Jenna Jameson Teams Up With TalkPorno

JennaCash and TalkPorno have joined forces to market the affiliate program owned by Jenna Jameson and her management company, ClubJenna Inc. The venture is being propelled by Jameson’s superstardom, which has risen since the publication of her autobiography “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.”

Digital Playground Goes Tahitian and High Def

The isles of Tahiti are famous for romance and gorgeous scenery, and now Digital Playground has shot what may be the first hardcore porn film made there by a major adult production company. “Island Fever 3” stars Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane and Devon, and was directed by Joone.

TransMedia Launching 'Digital Friction' Solution at Playboy Mansion

TransMedia’s Colaborata 2.5 platform to combat "Digital Friction" is being launched at the Playboy Mansion on Sept. 22. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and a bevy of Playmates will attend the unveiling of the company's new application.

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