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Augmented Reality: A Brave New World for Porn?

Augmented Reality: A Brave New World for Porn?
Every once in a while, a new technology emerges that undeniably shifts the landscape for adult entertainment, and either immediately or gradually asserts itself as something that is ignored at the peril of the adult entertainment entrepreneur. The emergence of the Internet was one such technological... More »

Alternative Website Billing

Alternative Website Billing
Although some of you are probably not feeling it, thanks in main to tubes and torrents, if the research companies are to believed, we are all part of a multi-billion dollar industry whose primary billing mechanism has historically been the credit card, and more recently, the debit card. However, ... More »

The AVS Advantage

The AVS Advantage
When it comes to alternative billing options, one tried-and-true method for monetizing adult web content is the age verification service, or AVS. Not as widely discussed as they once were, these gateway systems still provide some distinct advantages; especially for smaller operators and those with s... More »

Understanding Talent Name and Likeness Rights

Understanding Talent Name and Likeness Rights
Many content producers, webmasters and others in the adult entertainment business have at least a basic understanding of the intellectual property rights associated with copyrights and trademarks. Far fewer, however, have the same amount of familiarity with another important form of intellectual pro... More »

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing
With the rise of online and DVD piracy accompanying the sales slowdown brought on by the current recession, more and more adult production companies are feeling the pinch. Both newer startups as well as old stalwarts remaining from the Golden Age of porn are finding their profit margins shrinking be... More »

Functions and Formalities

Functions and Formalities
While there have been relatively few notable new adult website launches in the headlines at XBIZ of late, we have been seeing a continual wave of re-launches industry wide — the outward sign of corporate maneuvering to address known deficiencies and increase the level of response to consumer deman... More »

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies
For many years, it went without saying that the U.S. dollar was the dominant currency of adult entertainment. The United States was the most porn-producing country in the world, and it was the country with the strongest currency in the world. But while many of the top adult companies are still U.S.-... More »

The Billing Balancing Act

The Billing Balancing Act
For many adult merchants, the Holy Grail of transaction processing is to get as many positive transactions through the pipe as possible. Merchants will exhaust the possible options for purchase method, from credit card to online check, e-wallet solutions, to pay by phone, and all points in between. ... More »

Restricting Revenue Streams

Restricting Revenue Streams
As the economy tightens and site owners look for ways to extend their billing options to maximize revenue from all possible sources, their decisions are bound by a few areas of resistance. Obviously, there are legal requirements that must be abided by; credit association guidelines; and ethical cons... More »

Traffic Building Today

Traffic Building Today
Regardless of the type of website you have, or the products or services you use it to promote, there is at least one common factor that it shares with all other websites: the need for an ongoing and increasing number of visitors — or simply, "traffic." Traffic forms the lifeblood of your ecommerce... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... More »
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