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Cams Sector Placing Focus on Mobile in 2015

Cams Sector Placing Focus on Mobile in 2015
Throughout 2014, live webcams remained one of the most robust sectors of the adult entertainment industry. And as 2015 progresses, prominent cam trends to be on the lookout for include mobile optimization, widespread use of social media as a marketing/promotional tool, and new promotions in developi... More »

Mobile: Fight for Platform Supremacy Drags On

Mobile: Fight for Platform Supremacy Drags On
Mobile connectivity has now matured and seems to be used by nearly everyone, but the fight for platform supremacy continues to rage across carriers, continents, device manufacturers and software systems. While some adult specific moves in 2014 were significant to open up new carriers, channels and ... More »

Mobile, Niche Marketing a Priority for Dating Sites in 2015

Mobile, Niche Marketing a Priority for Dating Sites in 2015
Professional matchmaking has been around for centuries, but in recent years, Internet dating has taken it to a whole new level. The online dating sector continues to evolve as technology evolves, and noteworthy adult dating trends to look out for in 2015 include increased use of mobile devices, cont... More »

In 2015 Paysites Focus on the Hunt for Traffic Sources

In 2015 Paysites Focus on the Hunt for Traffic Sources
The adult membership website model made a long list of webmasters rich in the 1990s and 2000s. But in recent years, the paysite sector has become increasingly challenging. Paysites find themselves competing with everything from free adult sites to webcam sites, which have turned out to be one of the... More »

New Technology, VAT Rules are the Focus of Billing in 2015

New Technology, VAT Rules are the Focus of Billing in 2015
As adult entertainment continues to evolve, so do the methods in which consumers pay for it. 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year for adult billing, and major trends to watch out for in the new year range from new VAT regulations in the E.U. to chip-and-PIN technology making its long-awaited... More »

Will Traffic Remain King in 2015?

Will Traffic Remain King in 2015?
Traffic definitely proved it was king over content during the last several years, but now as stale free porn content and recycled mainstream entertainment begin to lose their luster, we are starting to see some new trends with the biggest traffic providers seeking to fill the void as overall product... More »

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 »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Reality: Texas Kickstarts New Crowdfunding Era

Well, it’s the beginning of 2015 and the Securities and Exchange Commission still has not finalized long-awaited federal crowdfunding rules. The SEC is now nearly two full years past the congressionally... More »

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the denial of interim injunctive relief that would have stopped enforcement of Measure B, Los Angeles county’s condom requirement for adult motion... More »

Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated

In early November, Uber found itself under fire for a number of privacy violations and frankly chilling suggestions of how it can use its data. One of Uber’s executives admitted spying on a journalist,... More »
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