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Bare Necessities

Bare Necessities
Dennis Paradise has a bold prediction: By the end of the year, he expects to see big box retailers like grocery and drug stores selling sex toys. That’s right, the shelves at Target and Walmart may soon be getting a little more risqué, thanks in part to the bottom line — but also due to a more ... More »

Trouble With .XXX

Trouble With .XXX
In a reversal of position, ICANN has decided to authorize ICM Registry to offer and oversee a new “.XXX” TLD regime. Whatever you may think of ICANN’s decision, for now it’s a reality to be dealt with. So the question becomes whether you, as an owner or operator of adult websites, should par... More »

Have a Seat, Get Comfy

Have a Seat, Get Comfy
XBIZ delves deeper into the whole milieu of sofas, swings and super-electric surrogates to say — or ask, rather — exactly what ARE some of these products all about? Which ones are most popular? What folks actually buy this freaky furniture and twisted technology? And, eventually, where and how m... More »

Fad or For Real? - Still Using Your iPad?

Fad or For Real? - Still Using Your iPad?
A popular board thread topic, I saw some interesting information published on this question by eMarketer - reaction survey analysis by Ball State shows iPad is primarily viewed as a content consumption device as it's too difficult to create content on it. So it excels as a leisure device if you fe... More »

Wi-Fi - Security First

Wi-Fi - Security First
One of the benefits of modern mobile technology is the ability of many devices to connect to the Internet — wherever and whenever wireless signals are available. From laptops to Smartphones and other devices, users are surfing the web, checking emails, sending and receiving instant messages, monit... More »

High Jinks, High Profits

High Jinks, High Profits
From childhood people learn they can rely on jokes and various types of shenanigans to put a smile on their faces. On the retail front, gag items ranging from G-rated classic rubber chickens, snapping gum and squirting products to poop and T-shirts with offensive images or slogans, have long been co... More »

Using Open Source Databases

Using Open Source Databases
As the Internet matures, so will the amount of traffic packets and raw data will also grow. For a small startup, this amount of data is easy to deal with, but as a business expands simply storing endless files on disk just doesn’t cut it. You need software that organizes and protects data — a re... More »

Novel Trends

Novel Trends
There is no doubt that trends pushed onto society by media affect their habits as consumers. The adult novelty industry’s top providers recently sat down with XBIZ to reflect on shifting consumer fads. The publicized “green” movement currently manifests itself in the sex toy market with th... More »

Converting Pirates Into Paying Surfers

Converting Pirates Into Paying Surfers
Talk to anyone in the digital content business and you will learn that rampant piracy has taken a dramatic toll on revenue streams. This is due in part to consumers seeking a discounted or free alternative to what they often characterize as “overpriced” material — even to the point of actually... More »

A New Way to Pay

A New Way to Pay
Many operators in the adult space are familiar with the rapidly evolving complexities and continually changing options within the billing game. Sometimes these issues surround new regulations, while other times they involve new opportunities for profit. Such is the case with the attack on MasterC... More »

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