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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 »

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 »

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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