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Adult Websites and Evolving Sources of Revenue

Adult Websites and Evolving Sources of Revenue
2008 and 2009 were challenging years for adult membership websites. Many webmasters experienced declining sales, and the belief that the adult entertainment industry is recession-proof was finally put to rest. But adult entrepreneurs have persevered, often asking themselves what steps need to be tak... More »

Rise of the Android

Rise of the Android
It is tribute to the efficacy of Apple's marketing (and market share) that every time a new smart phone hits the market, people raise the question of whether that device will prove to be the "iPhone killer." It's similar to the situation a few years back, when each newgen mp3 player hitting the mark... More »

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?
The increase in both frequency and popularity of erotic content depicting fetish activity such as bondage, discipline, sadomasochism and sadism ("BDSM") warrants some exploration from the legal side. For years, industry producers repeated the urban legend warning against the creation of any materia... More »

The New Amateurs

The New Amateurs
Many adult operators are looking at today's digital landscape in hopes of seeing glimmering specks of profitable opportunity for the year to come and beyond. While the promise of riches from the mobile market is still dangling before the eyes of many, and making most of the adult industry news headl... More »

Baby Boomer Blast

Baby Boomer Blast
In adult movies, "seasoned" players and "cougars" describe those performers of a certain age that are still very much sexually voracious. A currently running TV commercial for Trojan's Vibrating Touch finger massager features an elderly woman rolling her eyes in the background as a pair of younger w... More »

Trend Forecast: 2010

Trend Forecast: 2010
According to a 10-year-old New York Times article from October 2000, some 20 percent of AT&T broadband customers were paying considerable amounts of money to watch real live sex online. With speeds now considered glacially slow, cable and DSL service cost upwards of $60, and viewing a short film cou... More »

Another Patent Troll Attacks Industry

Another Patent Troll Attacks Industry
For most adult entertainment entrepreneurs intellectual property issues are usually constrained to acquiring or protecting copyrights in their content or trademark rights in their brands. But there is another very important type of intellectual property that is all too often overlooked by adult e... More »

2010: The Year Ahead

2010: The Year Ahead
With the New Year upon us, it behooves operators in the adult entertainment industry at all levels to look ahead to some of the basic (and some often overlooked) factors that are likely to influence our rapidly evolving businesses in 2010 — and beyond. While adult entertainment encompasses a rich ... More »

Revolution for Community Standards

Revolution for Community Standards
Every now and then an event occurs in the adult entertainment industry that is of critical interest to every participant in the business. On Oct. 28, 2009, such an event occurred. On that day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the first to adopt the requirement that content distribut... More »

The Future of Adult Content

The Future of Adult Content
As the marketing of the online adult industry continues to evolve, the ways in which adult content gets produced and distributed continues to change as well. While many webmasters have claimed traffic is king, the poor ratios and incredible traffic of tube sites has some rethinking their point of vi... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Expanding Your Mastermind Group Should Be a Game Plan

After a decade of selling an automation software product for managing websites, it’s been interesting to follow the trends of our customers throughout the past year. At the end of every year, we... More »

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »
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