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SMS Billing Remains an Appealing Option in Some Territories

SMS Billing Remains an Appealing Option in Some Territories
With the smartphone revolution, mobile devices are being used for everything from checking sports scores to getting local weather forecasts to sending e-mail. And the use of mobile devices for accessing digital adult content has grown by leaps and bounds, making billing by SMS (short message service... More »

Cryptocurrency Questions Are Finally Being Answered

Cryptocurrency Questions Are Finally Being Answered
Early in the news cycle for cryptocurrency, Bitcoin dominated all the headlines, before a series of catastrophic events tainted the brand in the minds of many consumers and potential investors. From the MtGox fiasco to the Silk Road prosecution, and the Newsweek cover story that allegedly ruined the... More »

Where Are Micropayments Going for Adult?

Where Are Micropayments Going for Adult?
Micropayments have become increasingly prominent in mainstream e-commerce. Apple’s iTunes model has changed the way music is consumed, helping to create an entire generation of youths who would rather download individual songs than purchase entire albums. And with micropayments having become ... More »

Prepaid Cards Are Still an Appealing Alternative Option

Prepaid Cards Are Still an Appealing Alternative Option
Although the almighty credit card continues to dominate adult billing in the United States in the final quarter of 2014, millions of adult transactions are occurring all over the world with other billing methods. One of them is prepaid or preloaded cards. Prepaid cards have enjoyed their greatest po... More »

Adult Billing Options Keep on Growing

Adult Billing Options Keep on Growing
As 2014 winds down, billing for adult entertainment continues to be diverse, multi-faceted and full of options. The U.S. remains, hands down, the world’s top market for adult credit card billing. Yet adult billing is robust in many other countries as well, with alternative payment options ran... More »

Instructionals: The Rise of Educational & Instructional Sex Videos

Instructionals: The Rise of Educational & Instructional Sex Videos
Porn stud Ramon Nomar is passionately reaming female performer Dana DeArmond’s anus. Derrick Pierce has Skin Diamond tied up — literally — and right where he wants her, before telling her exactly what he wants her to do during their kinky, sweaty roll upon the sheets. Yes, they&rs... More »

Sexpert Touch: Sex Experts Shape the Sexual Health Conversation

Sexpert Touch: Sex Experts Shape the Sexual Health Conversation
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to know what a “sexpert” is. As the name literally screams out, they’re experts on sex. Advisors. Consultants. Educators. And, in some cases, therapists. They help people who have issues in the bedroom: everything from a wom... More »

Helping Professional Affiliates Perform Better

Helping Professional Affiliates Perform Better
When the adult industry first stepped foot online, nearly everything was done in-house by a small band of early pioneers who hustled to gain a foothold on what would eventually become a massive new rendition in adult content marketing. A few years after the initial wave of entrepreneurs came a much ... More »

Sourcing Quality Affiliates

Sourcing Quality Affiliates
Over the years, affiliate marketing has been highly profitable for many online adult entertainment companies. But as the digital adult realm became increasingly competitive, so did affiliate marketing — and while finding and nurturing quality affiliates was important 10 years ago, it is even m... More »

International: Foreign Pleasure Products Market Is Thriving

International: Foreign Pleasure Products Market Is Thriving
Across the broad universe of the adult entertainment industry, there’s a bifurcation in progress that tracks along the lines of divergent industry sectors. Businesses and revenue models that are content dependent continue to struggle, with some hoping to supplant their once mighty subscription... More »

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XBIZ World Presents the Top 50 Newsmakers of 2014

ADAMO ADS In early 2014, ADAMO Advertising debuted its self-serve platform for publishers and advertisers. In May, the company added Paxum and ePayService deposit and payout options for its clients. More... More »

XBIZ World Presents the Top 10 News Stories of 2014

2257 The long-running case over the legality of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A is now down to the wire in the appellate phase. Oral arguments are slated for Dec. 9 in the Free Speech Coalition’s... More »

XBIZ Premiere 2014: Top Newsmakers

ADAM & EVE In 2014 Adam & Eve Pictures released features such as “The Long Hard Ride” and “Untamed Heart” while it continued its parody push with “9 1/2 Weeks.”... More »
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