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Singaporean Snapshot

Singaporean Snapshot
With more than 80 percent of its five plus million residents online, Singapore is a sophisticated and vibrant Asian city-state on the cutting edge of technology; but limited in its tolerance of “objectionable” content due to its conservative cultural sensibilities. This makes the market... More »

Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods

Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods
What does 2013 hold for distributors of pleasure products? Will new market trends develop or will business continue on the previous year’s trajectory? To get an overview of market outlooks we contacted representatives of seven major distribution outlets: Eldorado Trading Company, Holiday Produ... More »

Kinky Couples: Couples-friendly Retailing

Kinky Couples: Couples-friendly Retailing
Retailers have a major opportunity to engage customers in a meaningful and long-lasting way that will keep them coming back even after the spell of Christian Grey’s steely eyes wears off. XBIZ spoke with The Stockroom, Hustler, Peekay, Inc., Fairvilla Megastores, Babeland and The Pleasure Che... More »

Margin Ads Attract Banner-Blind Consumers

Margin Ads Attract Banner-Blind Consumers
AdXpansion and other adult traffic firms are jumping on the margin ad bandwagon, garnering visitors from wide screen users and more. Today’s computer users are likely to be graced with wide screen displays capable of showcasing hi-definition videos, with often underused margins — typica... More »

Africa on the Move

Africa on the Move
Boasting the world’s largest growth rate in Internet penetration between 2000-2012 — a figure exceeding 3,600 percent, according to InternetWorldStats.com — Africa is bridging the digital divide at an increasingly rapid (and mobile tech-forward) pace that can only be seen as good n... More »

Live Cam Content Fuels Adult Entertainment Today

Live Cam Content Fuels Adult Entertainment Today
Online adult entertainment marketers heading a steady mantra of “cams and dating” have come to accept that live interactive content often trumps its pre-recorded counterpart — with many consumers preferring personality over porn and demonstrating that typical photo and video conten... More »

Getting It on in Germany

Getting It on in Germany
Germany has long been considered one of the prime pastures for porn promoters — boasting a resiliently robust economy, a bawdy sense of sexuality and advanced technical infrastructure that facilitates adult ecommerce. It is a plum that is ripe for the picking. XBIZ set out to examine the siz... More »

Online Dating: Continues to Be Popular, Profitable

Online Dating: Continues to Be Popular, Profitable
Professional dating services were around long before the advent of the Internet, but the Internet has expanded the market for dating services considerably — and in 2013, the online dating sector will continue to be popular, profitable and competitive. A major trend to look forward to in onlin... More »

Live Webcams: Sector Continues To Perform Impressively Well

Live Webcams: Sector Continues To Perform Impressively Well
In 2012, live adult webcams maintained their popularity — and in 2013, they are likely to remain a robust part of the adult entertainment industry. Erotic webcams are a popular form of adult entertainment for a variety of reasons: consumers like the interactive element, and unlike adult member... More »

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?
It is a question that most adult entertainment website operators have asked themselves and their peers over the past few years: “is the paysite business model dead?” XBIZ.net adult entertainment industry social network member Luckey Starr (www.theluckeystar.com) recently renewed the tim... 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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