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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 »

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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

Clean Light Labs President Carrie Martz Discusses Uvee Sanitizing System

Clean Light Laboratories has come up with a UVC light system, the Uvee, designed to kill up to 99 percent of infection-causing germs, and scientifically tested by a master biochemist. Carrie Martz, who... More »

WIA Profile: Samantha Brown

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary

In August, Xgen Products celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special promotion. The winner of Xgen’s Lucky 7 raffle, Xgen announced in late July, would win a three-day, two-night trip for two... More »
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