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I Got Your Convergence

I Got Your Convergence
All industries love buzzwords that hold the promise of vast financial reward while simultaneously maintaining an aura of mystery and exclusivity. Sometimes a buzzword pertains to something that has already happened and taken hold of the public imagination, but just as often it refers to a movement o... More »

John Leslie

John Leslie
John Leslie would have none of that "living legend" crap. That sobriquet, often applied to fading movie stars and Hall of Fame pitchers who do color commentary for the playoffs, seems to describe people not quite at the top of their form. Leslie's been in the business more than 30 years and is still... More »

Power Play

Power Play
Let's start things off with a nice barnyard analogy: Just because you can milk a cow doesn't mean you're capable of running the entire farm. Of course, that may seem like an enticing notion — raking in the big money, telling hired hands what to do, basking in the glory of ownership — it all soun... More »

Tri-Tech

Tri-Tech
The year was 1995. The Internet was still a vast, unexplored frontier. Three young men — two of whom worked in the construction business — decided to take a shot at the new technology by starting a website that offered live strippers. Two of the partners, David Dginger, aka CyberAge Dave, and Ja... More »

Shopping for a Merchant Account

Shopping for a Merchant Account
Once you have a concept for your adult website or a business plan to expand it, it is time to consider merchant accounts. Even if you already have an existing merchant account, it is a good idea to review your options every few years. The business around credit cards processed online — both from a... More »

Bono makes the world smaller with $325m investment

Bono makes the world smaller with $325m investment
U2's front man Bono made news as the venture capital firm that he is a partner in, invested $325M for 25% stake in Palm Computers (article) Some have looked at this news with amusement as why would Bono, known for his outspoken fight against hunger and oppression, is investing in a technology com... More »

WIA Profile: Lisa Baroni

WIA Profile: Lisa Baroni
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 before working ... More »

SnagIt

SnagIt
Whether you are providing feedback to a web designer on a draft of an in-progress project, documenting something that you observed on a website, or just quickly capturing something displayed on your monitor, the screen capture is a tried and true method of taking a quick snapshot of your display, wh... More »

A Little Research Goes A Long Way

A Little Research Goes A Long Way
Update: AVN has corrected their article since I originally posted this entry. The headline now reads "China Shut Down 44,000 Porn Sites in 2007." Normally, I opt out of criticizing XBIZ's competition; everybody makes mistakes, and it likely wouldn't take long to find errors and problems in my o... More »

A Last Look at 2007

A Last Look at 2007
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What was the most significant thing to happen within the adult industry in 2007?" Here's what they had to say: I'd say the obscenity busts. There have been a lot of obscenity busts this year. It's cyclical. We're back under this pu... More »

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