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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots
This month's Trend Watch will examine the increasing use of advanced analytics tools to develop a more robust understanding of the factors influencing adult business operations. While a mainstay of the mainstream business world, such in-depth analysis within the adult industry has been typically... More »

Country Snapshot: Belgium

Country Snapshot: Belgium
I guess the catalyst for this particular country snapshot was a rather unflattering thread that was recently posted on GFY entitled: What the hell is the point of Belgium? As I write, the thread itself has drawn no conclusions, but instead had several references to chocolate, beer, waffles and Je... More »

Competing With Mainstream

Competing With Mainstream
Adult products have graced the shelves of big-name mainstream stores such as Macy's for years — in disguise. Often labeled "massagers," vibrators and other sex toys have been an open secret for years in the nonadult marketplace. Not anymore. A few years ago, Internet e-tailers realized there... More »

A Brave New World of Intimacy

A Brave New World of Intimacy
Utherverse Digital CEO Brian Shuster has a vision of adult entertainment's future, and that vision is decidedly three-dimensional. Utherverse is the company behind the adult virtual world RedLightCenter, an adult-specific virtual world similar in structure and function to Second Life. Shuster sees t... More »

Making Hyperlinks Hyperactive

Making Hyperlinks Hyperactive
They're the foundation of the web and the basis for all traffic on the Internet — yet at the same time, they are one of the most overlooked aspects of web development: "They" are hyperlinks, the paths by which visitors enter and exit your website. For adult website operators concerned with acqu... More »

FontViewer 3

FontViewer 3
One of the more annoying facets of working with fonts has always been the fact that most programs load the fonts available to the user in a drop-down menu, making the process of choosing fonts a tedious task, particularly when you have a great many fonts installed and at your disposal. Enter Fon... More »

.XXX, .KIDS, and .$$$ TLDs

.XXX, .KIDS, and  .$$$ TLDs
ICANN voted today to open up the domain namespace to allow anyone to submit an application to create their own TLD. For an application fee of around $50k-$100K, plus proof of technical ability to manage the DNS servers, companies can start carving up their domain real estate space on the internet... More »

Under the Same Gun

Under the Same Gun
In recent years, adult entertainment and video gaming have exploded into multi-billion dollar business sectors, largely driven by the rapid technological developments that enable both industries. Because of that success and the attention being paid to these two industries as a result, opponents of v... More »

Utilizing Your Audience

Utilizing Your Audience
Interactivity is a concept that gets tossed around these days the way "extreme" or "radical" did in the past. It means many different things to many people at this point, but to the ones you are about to meet in this article, interactivity is synonymous with success and profitability. They each use ... More »

WIA Profile: Kim Kysar

WIA Profile: Kim Kysar
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. What did you do for a living prior to workin... More »

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