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US e-Commerce Contraction - then Surge

US e-Commerce Contraction - then Surge
eMarketer has forecast that US retail e-commerce sales - not including travel - will fall to $133 billion in 2009, dipping by 0.4%. There is still good news in the gloomy prediction however --- it is expected that as the economy turns around and improves, online sales will once again resume the ... More »

2009's Biggest Opportunity

2009's Biggest Opportunity
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: In 2009 the most important thing for us, a company with multiple products (TopBucks.com, PlugInFeeds.com, Pink Visual, and others) ... More »

In the Executive Seat: Richard Cohen

In the Executive Seat: Richard Cohen
VOD giant HotMovies.com was launched in December 2002 by National A-1 Internet, already a leading provider of adult audiotext services for 15 years. The concept behind the new venture was simple, to make a site that would "...allow people to come and go as they please and offer them the chance t... More »

Planning for a Profitable Paysite

Planning for a Profitable Paysite
As the obvious costs of entry continue to fall and the conversion ratios for many affiliates continue to drop, an increasing number of well-qualified webmasters are now looking at the prospect of becoming paysite owners for the first time as well. Many seem to falsely believe that running a paysite ... More »

People Come, People Go......

People Come, People Go......
And, in the words of "The Monkeys": "I think I'll pack my bag and head for home." A bit of a "fluff" blog entry today. The topic is: What do people do after they leave the adult industry?" Here is a fun, albeit obscure, example: For those of you that have been around the industry for more tha... More »

Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein

Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein
Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland with the Swiss Franc as its national currency, Liechtenstein is a tiny micro-state in Western Europe, with a population of some 35,000 people who enjoy one of the world's highest standards of living. It is one of the few countries in the world with mor... More »

Porn, the Indicator Industry

Porn, the Indicator Industry
The obvious has once again bludgeoned me, to wit, the bulimic cycle applies to financial health as well. It also is a natural process, this pendulum swing between acute surfeit and scarcity, so one would be forgiven for thinking we should have a handle on the problem by now, but sadly and weirdly, w... More »

Director's Chair: Robby D

Director's Chair: Robby D
He's personable, smart, effortlessly artistic and purposefully tech-savvy. If there's a single word to describe Robby D, however, it has to be "relentless." One decade directing, 200-plus credits. Go-to guy at one legendary firm, then another. Now a key member of Joone's superstar staff at Digita... More »

'2257 and TGPs

'2257 and TGPs
Editor's note: since its original publication in the February issue of XBIZ World Magazine, qualified counsel has had an opportunity to review my ideas here and point out not only potential vulnerabilities over '2257 but in regards to other laws as well — remember, seek specific advice from your o... More »

The Quietness That Kills

The Quietness That Kills
There is a silence within the industry, like a black hole in the middle of it. Offices are quiet. Production sets are quiet. Boards are quiet. Trade events are quiet. Not completely silent, but quiet. It’s a strange quiet for such a voluble age and industry, but it couldn’t be louder. This must ... More »

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