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Building Better Join Pages

Building Better Join Pages
We recently asked XBIZ.net members to share some of their favorite tips for building better join pages intended to increase sales. Here’s what they had to say. While there are many factors that can affect the success of an adult membership site, its “join” page is the last chance ... More »

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus
In late January, 2012, the city of Los Angeles passed a landmark law requiring all adult content producers to mandate the use of condoms by performers as a condition for obtaining a filming permit. This first-of-its-kind, mandatory condom law sent shock waves through the adult industry, and represen... More »

When Worlds Collide: ABC TV Covers Sssh.Com and Mommy Porn On Nightline

When Worlds Collide: ABC TV Covers Sssh.Com and Mommy Porn On Nightline
I've been in this biz since 1994 and thought I had seen it all. But, what happened over the past month set even me back on my heels as to the power of working with the mainstream media for traffic and exposure. A few months ago, just after my wife's "for women" website, Sssh.com, was featured in Ti... More »

New Technology Holds Opportunities for the Adult Biz

New Technology Holds Opportunities for the Adult Biz
Forward-looking marketers have long studied the latest product releases announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as a means of unlocking new opportunities and identifying emerging trends. The following highlights from this year’s CES could have some applicability to... More »

FastTCP Is Poised to Revolutionize Web Hosting

FastTCP Is Poised to Revolutionize Web Hosting
Announced at the XBIZ LA Digital Media Conference, FastTCP (www.fasttcp.com) is a MojoHost-backed rework of the TCP stack designed to deliver “The Internet, Faster.” According to Wikipedia, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) uses a network congestion avoidance algorithm that includ... More »

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)
As you may remember from my article last summer for XBIZ World, I declared that the condoms were coming. That declaration was in reference to the position that Cal/OSHA had taken at the June 7, 2011, meeting in Los Angeles where a strong contingency of representatives of the industry turned out to b... More »

A ‘2257 Turnaround?

A ‘2257 Turnaround?
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is once again asking for public comments on the Federal Record-Keeping Requirements — something that has been done in the past — so why again now? One reason may be the fact that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is siding with the Free Speech Co... More »

Assence Films Ascends

Assence Films Ascends
What would motivate a savvy adult pro to start a new video production company in the middle of a declining market; tough economic times and millions of free porn scenes just waiting to be downloaded? Well, for Mike Kulich, owner and CEO of Assence Films, it was a simple decision — bridge the ... More »

Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn

Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn
Adult entertainment companies have become increasingly aggressive about defending their intellectual property rights, with high-profile cases being filed against illegal tube sites, file lockers, and torrenters. With the advent of porn companies enforcing their rights, a chorus has risen against the... More »

Cash for Online Purchases

Cash for Online Purchases
I had the privilege of attending the NACHA Electronic Check Council meeting in Phoenix recently. The two-day meeting provided the attendees with insight into the NACHA activities, debit card models and Generation Y payment habits. Of particular interest was how Generation Y behaves related to banki... More »

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