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The End of the Free Lunch?

The End of the Free Lunch?
A recent article in The Economist magazine entitled "The end of the free lunch — again" and subtitled "The demise of a popular but unsustainable business model now seems inevitable," caught my attention and I'd like to share it with you. While the author remained unattributed, the points broug... More »

New Options in Live Content

New Options in Live Content
Free content sucks. Is live content the answer? Maybe, maybe not, but more and more companies are looking to live content to liven up tired members areas, draw new fans and expand their brand presence in a marketplace that is increasingly competitive and an economy that's increasingly grim. In... More »

Craigslist Impacts UGC Sites

Craigslist Impacts UGC Sites
Operators of user generated content (UGC) websites, including social networks, 'tube' sites, and online adult classified operations, may be substantially implicated by the outcome of the litigation involving Craigslist.com. This case implicates everything from the scope of Section 230 immunity for ... More »

Adult Content Trends

Adult Content Trends
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What is the most significant trend in adult content today?" Here's what they had to say: The most significant trend in adult content today is the move to HD. Many content producers are ahead of the game shooting in HD and some are... More »

The End of the Culture War?

The End of the Culture War?
The rather startling recent remarks by founder James Dobson to the effect that the conservative keepers of morality have lost the culture war could be read many ways, but I would advise against interpreting them as anything close to abject surrender. In fact, I feel pretty confident that as demorali... More »

Wages and Hours: Paying Overtime Correctly

Wages and Hours: Paying Overtime Correctly
With the downturn in the economy, companies are often finding themselves laying off workers in order to save money and meet expenses. As I discussed in a previous article it is often necessary to let a portion of a company’s workforce go in order to cut overhead. With a reduction in force often ov... More »

Producers Facing a Stark Choice

Producers Facing a Stark Choice
Never let it be said that times are so tough nobody can figure out a way to make them tougher. There is a long tradition of mismanagement in porn that, while sustainable when product demand was high and the bar to profitability fairly low, becomes one of the industry’s greatest liabilities during ... More »

A Beginner's Guide to Premium Telephone Conferencing

A Beginner's Guide to Premium Telephone Conferencing
In a sense, we are all newbies when it comes to premium telephone conferencing, not least since no such thing has existed — until now — with the advent of the innovative new ChatterWithMe service. We are familiar with the concept of telephone conferencing. It is nothing new, and there are hu... More »

Cutting Edge Content

Cutting Edge Content
For adult paysite operators trying to satisfy a shrinking number of consumers willing to pay for porn, one of the most important considerations revolves around the type, quality and quantity of the content they offer. Today, consumers expect more than just the same old "smiling girl does a stripteas... More »

Recycled Content

Recycled Content
Budget dollars are becoming tighter than talent these days for many program owners. With several things to shop for on any site owner's wish list, deciding what to spend money on and what to skimp on is likely to affect the way the next several months play out. Some site owners are finding ways to r... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Evil Angel Chief Adam Grayson Champions Brand Evolution

Evil Angel is hardcore. More than a quarter-century after John Stagliano revolutionized adult filmmaking with his unique brand of gonzo titles and a lucrative director-as-producer business model, CFO Adam... More »

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

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 »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »
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