Europe to No Good

Sorry, Euro-Dorks: Continent to Stay Google Glass-Free for a Few Years

Pfft, American. (Photo: Google)

Maybe you are a privacy fanatic. Maybe you think face computers are unforgivably dorky. Maybe you just really like crepes. Either way, you’ll be glad to know that Google Glass will not be available in Europe for years, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Europeans “have traditionally been more concerned about privacy and hesitant to adopt new, potentially disruptive personal technologies than Americans,” WSJ says. True, we Yanks are suckers for anything new, especially if it has a sleek and shiny ad campaign. Read More

Off the Media

Virgin Territory: Why Some Advertisers Are Finally Embracing Online Porn

Smart marketers look for opportunities that other marketers have missed. They try to take advantage of taboos or assumptions that may have hamstrung their competitors. When done right, this impulse can create something powerful or unexpected and usually yield a massive ROI.

We’ve seen it a bunch of times. Someone will use social media in some new way (Old Spice). Someone will take advantage of late night television ads in some new way (Snuggie). Someone will take advantage of celebrities or quirky news stories. (Remember GoldenPalace.com?) Read More

XXX in Tech

Wow, Your ROI Is Huge: Advertisers Finally Turned On to Porn Sites

(Photo: Eat24)

Prudish and old fashioned advertisers have traditionally eschewed advertising on porn websites out of fear of tarnishing their brands or turning away more staid clientele. But with the fact that porn accounts for 30 percent of all web traffic–and advertising on porn sites is much, much cheaper than running banner ads on places like Google–a handful of pioneering companies have taken to slipping into virgin territory by placing their ads alongside videos of people banging. Read More

XXX in Tech

If You’re Starting a Porn Site, Don’t Name It Tube8 or Else You’ll Get Sued

Sure. (Photo: Quickmeme)

Manwin, the owner of your incognito browser’s favorite porn websites, is filing a suit against 24 websites for allegedly piggybacking off the Tube8 brand. Shifty competitors are tricking porn peruses into believing they’re on Tube8.com, which is one of the world’s most popular porn sites, by using variations of the words “tube” and “8” in the domain. Read More

XXX in Tech

We Did It! The United States Reportedly Hosts the World’s Most Porn

Are you proud of us, James? (Photo: Imgur)

At least we’re in first place for something: The United States hosts more online pornography than any other country in the world. If new research is to be believed, America’s home to about 60 percent of the grand total — about 428 million pages. Those red-light district going denizens of the Netherlands ranked second for hosting 187 million pages, a figure that’s ten times bigger than its population. Read More

Crime and Punishment

Man Busted for Stealing Church Computer When He Tries to Disable Porn Blocking Software

Troy Ridling. (Photo: KRMG/OPD)

We don’t get the sense that Troy Ridling completely thought out his plan to steal his church’s computer to watch porn.

The setting is flyover country Oklahoma. Church employees discovered a computer (probably an old Packard Bell?) was missing, and they figured out it was an inside job since nothing was damaged and there was no sign of a break in.

It was, however, outfitted with tracking software, and so the church was notified when someone decided to take a look at some porn. Read More