The European Commission announced yesterday that it has levied a fine of €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion US) for “breaching EU antitrust rules” in its operation of Adsense for Search. This is the third time the Commission has fined Google for antitrust violations since 2017.
In a proposed class action lawsuit, digital media marketing company CixxFive alleges that Getty Images has been "fraudulently claiming ownership of copyrights in public domain images" and "selling fictitious copyright licenses for public domain images."
Adult performer jessica drake and senior sex advocate Joan Price have announced that production will begin on "Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex" in Los Angeles on April 17. The video will offer seniors insight and tips for better sex through their 70's and beyond.
Pleasure products manufacturer COTR, Inc. has announced the appointment of Kimberly Scott Faubel as its Sales Director. Faubel, who has over 15 years experience in the adult retail industry, said she was drawn to the position by COTR's corporate values.
Fleshlight has unveiled the "Quickshot Launch," a new, hands-free male masturbator which automatically strokes the user’s Quickshot for them, up to 250 strokes per minute. Fleshlight's CEO said the device "puts the power of customizable pleasure in your hands."
On Thursday, NBC Los Angeles published a video report on Derek Hay and LA Direct Models, in which several adult performers who have been under contract to LA Direct make a series of allegations concerning misconduct on the part of Hay and his company.
HotMovies.com has announced the launch of the company's 5th annual Porn Star Bracket Challenge, which has been re-branded as simply "The Pornament." Tipping off with its own "Selection Sunday" on March 17, the Pornament will run through April 8.
QWEBEC Expo has announced the opening of the event's Early Bird Discount Registration period. Attendees who register before Friday June 7 will receive a $50 discount. Special group rates are also available by request for companies sending five or more people.
The FSC has announced the launch of the INSPIRE Program, a a performer-created resource designed to help provide guidance and support to newcomers to the adult industry. The program was developed by FSC Industry Relations Advocate Lotus Lain.
The YNOT Grand Prix is set to kick off The Phoenix Forum at the Octane Raceway in Scottsdale, Arizona, at 6pm on March 27. Drinks, dinner and round-trip transportation will be provided for attendees - in addition to an outstanding networking opportunity.