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Love, Riches and Target

Love, Riches and Target
It was a simple weekend errand run to Target. It wasn't supposed to be a journey into the psyche of the modern woman and her internal battle of independence versus family. There I was, wheeling my shopping cart around the crowded store: an obstacle course of families and their squealing children ... More »

The Fisher King

The Fisher King
This column has featured all kinds of directors in the last couple of years, from the first rank of feature makers like Michael Ninn to the youngest of the Young Turks like Van Styles blazing new trails through the adult market with gonzo and alt-porn inventiveness. But if you're looking for a singl... More »

Time Marches On...

Time Marches On...
I’ve written a lot lately on the evolution of the online adult entertainment industry; the technologies and market forces impacting it; and the reassessment of business plans in the wake of these factors – a reassessment that for me is ongoing – and sadly, full of second-guessing. With the ... More »

The Rising Tide of Technology

The Rising Tide of Technology
As 2007 neared the finish line there was a tendency among webmasters to look closely at their bottom line, even to the exclusion of some other facts and trends that may directly impact next year's balance sheet significantly. For that reason, XBIZ is taking a moment to highlight some very importa... More »

Writing for the Blue Screen

Writing for the Blue Screen
How do we recognize good screenwriting in a business that, as sales show, has no need to value it? Porn's screenwriters say that there are more differences than the presence of the word "blowbang" between the scripts of Porn Valley and Hollywood. The first rule of writing is to write what you kno... More »

Euros Everywhere - Are You in Euros?

Euros Everywhere - Are You in Euros?
Well, it is official - Malta and Cyprus have joined thirteen other countries in adopting the Euro - at midnight New Year's Eve the lira and the pound respectively bit the dust for these two countries emerging on the international scene in big ways. Leaders of both countries see this move foreshadowi... More »

Freddy and Eddy: Our Debut Review

Freddy and Eddy: Our Debut Review
Why we're here: One of XBIZ's intrepid reporters Anne Winter asked us to put together a few reviews per month in exchange for $800,000 per paragraph. We know it's a paltry sum for such a task. With 19 years of marital bliss and counting, and six years in the adult business, building from a small rev... More »

Inane Aussies Opt for Censorship

Inane Aussies Opt for Censorship
Sorry, but if you want your ideas to be taken seriously, you really ought to at least try to have them make sense. Unfortunately for his country, it seems Australian Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy couldn't care less about either making sense or being taken seriously. Pity. It's such a... More »

Online Holiday Spending Up 19 Percent

Online Holiday Spending Up 19 Percent
As we listen to the pundits on the incessant 24 hour television news cycles - some lamenting - some enthusing about the just-ended holiday spending frenzy which has further substantiated the consumption sickness pervading the American psyche. Whatever your beliefs about our current culture, here we ... More »

MP3 Porn on G4TV?
What's the Alphabet Coming to?

MP3 Porn on G4TV?<br>  What's the Alphabet Coming to?
No surprise to us technological elites that G4, the youth-skewed TV network usually focused on all things video game, has been niftily sliding an increasing dosage of adult fare into its offerings in the form of gram ponante. Now G4 is stepping it up once again, actually Steve Lightspeed has lo... More »

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