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2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues

2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues
Ten years ago, back when George W. Bush was serving his second term as president of the U.S., Tony Blair was still prime minister of the U.K. and rapper Kanye West was burning up the Billboard charts, many people in the adult entertainment industry had a very different relationship with their mobile... More »

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends
For many years, the membership website model reigned supreme for online adult entertainment. A long list of Internet-based adult companies made a fortune catering to customers who were happy to be billed on a monthly basis for access to downloadable erotica. But these days, the membership model fin... More »

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing
There are certain words that can elicit a very happy response from online adult entrepreneurs — words like “conversion” and “retention.” Another word that they like hearing is “traffic,” especially when it is traffic of a profitable, high-quality nature. An... More »

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing
In recent years, the adult webcam sector has been one of the most impressive success stories of the adult entertainment industry. Live webcam sites have become increasingly profitable, and the number of adult models who earn their living from cam work exclusively has grown by leaps and bounds. The ... More »

2016 Outlook: Payment Processing in the New Year

2016 Outlook: Payment Processing in the New Year
2016 is now upon us. And when it comes to billing and payment processing, adult companies will have much to think about in the New Year. From fighting online credit card fraud to monitoring payment regulations in the European Union, 2016 is shaping up to be a busy year for adult billing. Mitch Farb... More »

2016 Outlook: Adult Retailers Eye Coming Trends

2016 Outlook: Adult Retailers Eye Coming Trends
With the New Year, it’s always a good time to look ahead at the retail picture for the coming year. So take out your crystal ball — or read on for insight into product categories and trends for the coming year. At the retail chain Fascinations headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., buyer Keri B... More »

2016 Outlook: Marketing Online, In-Store Experience Set to Drive Retail Sales

2016 Outlook: Marketing Online, In-Store Experience Set to Drive Retail Sales
Distributors play a vital role in the marketing of sex toys, pleasure products and adult videos. Whether the products being offered are floggers, vibrators, latex corsets or MILF/cougar videos, getting a product from Point A to Point B is crucial. And for 2016, one can expect to see a variety of dig... More »

2016 Outlook: Studio Execs Discuss Plans, Challenges

2016 Outlook: Studio Execs Discuss Plans, Challenges
What will the New Year of 2016 bring for the adult video business? According to an informal XBIZ survey, there’s a lot of hope in the midst of ongoing challenges. Even in an industry dominated by webcams and free online sites, positivity rules. Trends are moving toward doing what has been work... More »

2016 Outlook: Sex Toy Manufacturers Discuss Trends

2016 Outlook: Sex Toy Manufacturers Discuss Trends
What pleasure products categories will grow and what product features will be most popular in the coming year? And what products will be showcased at ANME? Make a New Year’s resolution to read on and uncover predictions in the pleasure products arena. At Doc Johnson in North Hollywood, Calif.... More »

Execs of 2015: Online Industry Leaders Reflect on Top Business Influencers

Execs of 2015: Online Industry Leaders Reflect on Top Business Influencers
XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2015: The Year in Review.” Each of the executives we spoke to below has one thing in common — they are among the finalist nominees for the online industry edition of the 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards. XBIZ captures the thoughts of these influent... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest... More »
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