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A Recipe for Success

A Recipe for Success
When Margaret Morgan started Platinum Media out of her home in Waterville, Maine, she didn't have a business plan. And although the company, which specializes in amateur content, recently signed a distribution deal with Cezar Capone, the go-with-what-makes-sense approach still holds up, she said. Th... More »

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M
In 1989, Joel Tucker was just another college kid with a propensity for S&M. One day, he and a girlfriend walked into an adult toy store, hoping to buy something titillating. Unfortunately, Joel had only $50, not enough for even a down payment on a set of basic leather wrist cuffs. "He couldn't ... More »

The British Christian Right

The British Christian Right
In May 2008, Channel 4 in the U.K. aired investigative reporter David Modell's documentary "In God's Name," which examined the growth of far-right Christian fundamentalist pressure groups in Great Britain. Modell's documentary came as a surprise to many viewers, who associate militant Christian fund... More »

The Fantastic Future of Porn

The Fantastic Future of Porn
There is an understandable hesitation on the part of industry participants to go on record in declaiming on such overly broad topics as "the future of the adult industry." After all, apart from indulging in a few harmless platitudes attesting to the ongoing importance of new technologies or the ... More »

Country Snapshot: Greece

Country Snapshot: Greece
Sometimes referred to as one of the "Club Med" group of countries and now an adopter of the euro, Greece has made headlines in recent months after riots erupted in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in the capital, Athens. The country also has been paralyzed as Greek farmers demand co... More »

ASACP Aids FCACP in Fighting Commercial Child Pornography

ASACP Aids FCACP in Fighting Commercial Child Pornography
One of the lesser-known stories within the adult Internet is the work that ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is doing on behalf of the industry in support of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP). ASACP has been an active participant in the FCACP since ... More »

2009's Biggest Opportunities in Adult

2009's Biggest Opportunities in Adult
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What do you see as the biggest opportunity for the industry in 2009?" Here's what they had to say: I think there are a lot opportunities for the industry in 2009. Of those opportunities, I think there are a couple primary ones to ... More »

WIA Profile: Kristin aka K@nubiles.net

WIA Profile: Kristin aka K@nubiles.net
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. How did you get into this? What in your back... More »

Secunia PSI Automates Vulnerability Scans

Secunia PSI Automates Vulnerability Scans
A new, free tool that all computer users can benefit from is Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) — an application that scours a user's system, reporting on vulnerable and not-currently-updated software. According to the company, it performs daily tests on various products searching for vu... More »

2008: A Traffic Trader's Report

2008: A Traffic Trader's Report
With 2008 now behind us, it's time to give my report on traffic trading patterns over the past year. While I wouldn't call myself "king of traffic trading" I probably trade with more webmasters than most anyone else; my greatest milestone for this year was passing 10,000 registered and active trades... More »

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