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Blu-ray Basics

Blu-ray Basics
There's a revolution underway in the world of DVD recording and playback and its name is "Blu-ray" – a reference to the new technology's use of a blue-violet laser beam to read and write data, as opposed to the red laser beam which is commonly used on current optical disc technologies, including D... More »

Internext 2006 Wrap Up

Internext 2006 Wrap Up
Held from January 5-7 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the 2006 Internext Expo welcomed players from around the world to this "show of shows" for the online adult industry. Offering the latest in products, services and technologies, along with parties and networking opportunities galor... More »

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 2

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 2
In part one we looked at the importance of management and exploring new frontiers. In this conclusion, we'll examine core business evolution, asset management, going public and beyond. The Core Business Now the affiliate program, rather than the original paysite, becomes the company's core busin... More »

Advice for Newbies

Advice for Newbies
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What advice would you give to someone just starting out?" Here's what they had to say: "Try to make quality videos or content by studying your competition, but don't copy them. Make something new and different with the same... More »

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 1

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 1
Surprise! You've got a profitable business: Now what? In this third and final installment of "How to Start an Online Business," we'll go beyond the basics that were examined in Part 1 and past the establishment of an affiliate program as covered in Part 2 to look at several of the "what's next?" con... More »

Inventory A-B-Cs

Inventory A-B-Cs
With the Internet making it easier for porn fans to get their fix online, success in the adult DVD retail arena depends to a great extent on having the right inventory mix. You have to carry lines and titles that will inspire customers to drive to your store rather than simply logging onto their fav... More »

Project Development

Project Development
After numerous brainstorming sessions and meetings you are ready to move your project into the development stage. Before your development team can get started, they need to have all information to complete it on time and to specifications. Just like all other stages of the project, the communication... More »

Players Migrate to Vegas

Players Migrate to Vegas
From an adult industry perspective, Las Vegas is important not only because of all the erotic filmmakers, film stars, Internet models and adult webmasters who are based there, but also because of famous non-Vegas residents who have been undertaking or planning major business ventures in the Southern... More »

Keys to Conversions

Keys to Conversions
Few of us would ever buy a car from a salesman with dirty clothes, disheveled hair and a toothless sneer. So why do so many webmasters expect their surfers to sign up on websites that look, well... ugly? Many websites seem to give little or no thought to design flow or usability. But changes seeming... More »

New Horizons

New Horizons
There's a new year upon us, bringing with it the promise of new opportunities. How will you welcome these opportunities and what are they? While the answer to the first question will be based entirely on your ambition, energy level, desire to earn and desire to try out new things (or improve upon ol... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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