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A "Wicked" Change for the Better

A "Wicked" Change for the Better
Being able to turn on a dime and create new revenue streams usually applies to small companies that have somehow latched on to a hot product or star. Once the buzz is in place these companies can then outsource manufacturing or production and take advantage of the frenzy while it’s still hot. ... More »

Adopting "Brand" New Plans

Adopting "Brand" New Plans
Diversifying, expanding and creating new products and adapting new technologies is a great strategy in trying times. But the cold, hard reality is that what looks like a plan on paper is often difficult to accomplish. According to a recent XBIZ research study, 72% of adult entertainment companie... More »

Panasonic HD Goes 3D

Panasonic HD Goes 3D
Panasonic dramatically raised the stakes in the 3D video game at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it displayed what it claims is the world's first professional, fully-integrated, Full HD 3D camcorder. Scheduled to begin shipping later this year, the sleek twin lens camco... More »

The Key to Survival and Success is Diversification

The Key to Survival and Success is Diversification
It’s no secret that the economy’s still struggling. Consumers are squeezing their dollars and as we all painfully know DVD sales have been challenging to say the least. Everyone is in the same boat, but some adult companies are embracing a Darwinian approach and are surviving in 2010 by initi... More »

Staying True to Your Brand

Staying True to Your Brand
As 2010 swings into gear, a more upbeat but still cautious tone may be heard amongst the discussions taking place between adult entertainment operators — with some noticing a steady increase in revenues as the economic situation stabilizes. These discussions are not limited to our industry however... More »

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Billing

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Billing
As another decade dawns, the online adult space is as competitive as it's ever been. Over and above millions of websites out there, surfers now have a virtually limitless supply of free material at their disposal thanks to all those tubes and torrents. Looks like the Internet is still indeed for por... More »

High Performance Publishing

High Performance Publishing
With its roots steeped in the traditions of the lone entrepreneur toiling away at what was most likely a hobby at the time, the online adult entertainment industry has come a long way; and along this fast-paced journey, the sophistication of the audience and the competitiveness of the marketplace ha... More »

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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »

WIA Profile: Carmen Miller-Branch

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 »
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