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Strategies for Better Mobile URLs

Strategies for Better Mobile URLs
From short codes to custom addresses, URLs are becoming more mobile friendly and easier to share via social media. The simplistic nature of these customized and truncated addresses is meant to make them easier to type on small keyboards (or to speak via voice recognition systems) on a mobile device.... More »

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year
2013 was a bumper year for the casual dating industry. We saw hook-up apps like Tinder make it into the mainstream, a mobile explosion and an incredible number of new entrants to the market, as well as the formation of a number of strategic partnerships giving strength to a variety of existing brand... More »

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution
“As adult movie producers, we are going through an evolution in the way content is first produced and then delivered,” said X-Play co-owner Will Ryder, “and the audience always decides what works best for them. That evolution can be seen most clearly — and often uncomfortably... More »

Core of Content Creativity

Core of Content Creativity
Although the topics of innovation and technology are often intermingled, they are not the same: one is more a matter of technique and presentation, while the other centers on the processes and tools. Within the adult entertainment industry (and among many mainstream observers) the business of bawdi... More »

Industry Outlook: Ask The Lawyers

Industry Outlook: Ask The Lawyers
LAWRENCE G. WALTERS The legal trends we will most likely see in 2014 will focus on the shift in adult entertainment from professional porn stars to webcam models, escorts and amateur models. Professional adult production is subject to a substantial level of legal evaluation, performer STI testing,... More »

Some Consolidation for Dating Sector

Some Consolidation for Dating Sector
Dating is already showing signs of an interesting year online in 2014. As the number and kind of niche specific dating sites continues to grow exponentially, within each niche there does appear to be some consolidation as categories becoming more clearly defined and the audience of each develops its... More »

Traffic Equation: It’s Just Arithmetic

Traffic Equation: It’s Just Arithmetic
Looking forward to 2014, traffic trends emerge from two central points of view, often with significant overlap among them. On the one hand there is a strong consensus that mobile will become increasingly dominant, in terms of raw numbers and in terms of conversion ratios when compared to traditional... More »

Continued Growth for Mobile Sector

Continued Growth for Mobile Sector
2013 went down in history as a year in which the mobile sector grew increasingly important for the adult entertainment industry, and that importance is likely to grow in 2014. That is not to say that the consumption of erotica on desktops will cease altogether in the new year: some consumers of adul... More »

Smooth Sailing for the Webcam Market

Smooth Sailing for the Webcam Market
Many who look at the webcam business think they have a good grasp on it and expect only small changes in the near future, but several insiders were willing to point out some significant new perspectives that are already taking shape and will likely flourish as 2014 moves along. “The webcam ma... More »

New Year Yields New Ideas for Studios

New Year Yields New Ideas for Studios
What does the New Year have in store for the creators and distributors of adult video? Will it be more of what worked for them in 2013? Or will there be new lines and innovations to look forward to? We asked a sampling of studios and producers what they had in store for consumers in 2014 and came up... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Hosting Talk: When ‘Progressive’ Isn’t Quite Enough

While the adult entertainment industry has long enjoyed a reputation for being “tech-forward,” it’s surprising to see so many top adult content sites relying on progressive download,... More »

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity

Obtaining a desired domain name is a critical part of modern commerce. Unfortunately, all too often a company or a person will register a domain name and use it without sufficient consideration of whether... More »

Legal Sense: Tradeshow Etiquette

Instead of writing an article about a specific legal issue that the adult industry may be facing at the moment, I decided to write about something that has bothered me for quite some time. There is no... More »
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