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EpochStats

EpochStats
What's most striking about Internet payment service provider Epoch is that though it has just kicked off its second decade in the business, the company's innovation, attitude and drive are reminiscent of a startup company destined to succeed. Activity flourishes in the halls of Epoch's Santa Moni... More »

An Arabic Edge

An Arabic Edge
Arabic is the native language of approximately 270m people, making it the fourth most used on the planet and the official language of 25 countries. Like China, the current level of Internet penetration in the Middle East is around 10 percent, can be compared to the market of more developed count... More »

Making Bank

Making Bank
When CBS' "60 Minutes" put together a segment on mainstream corporate America's involvement with adult entertainment in 2004, none of the executives that "60 Minutes" wanted to interview were willing to discuss the specifics of their erotica-related profits on camera — and that attitude has not ch... More »

The Wal-Mart Rule

The Wal-Mart Rule
It's no secret that the Bush administration is under tremendous pressure from religious groups and other ideologically driven special interests to increase the number of federal obscenity prosecutions. With two more years in which to do this, it is this observer's opinion that the right will attempt... More »

Adult Rental Aims High

Adult Rental Aims High
Two-and-a-half years ago, Platinum Dan and Platinum Dave — the brother team that created Platinum Bucks — decided to take a big chance. Armed with the success of their first venture, they entered the uncharted waters of site branding and plunged into the video on demand market. But owing to t... More »

CCBill

CCBill
CCBill and CCBill-EU provide solutions. Whether for clients, their affiliates or the consumer, the company has worked since 1998 to deliver reliable global payment processing systems and stellar support services. Over the course of the past nine years, the words "trust" and "reliability" have rei... More »

How to Make Money in China

How to Make Money in China
With over 1.3 billion inhabitants, about one-fifth of the world's population, China is the world's most populous nation and is experiencing exponential growth in practically all areas – including Internet usage. Some 137m people, about 10 percent of the overall population, are already online, and ... More »

Will Times Change?

Will Times Change?
Recently, XBIZ asked several industry leaders, "Will the industry always be in danger of governmental regulation/intervention, or will times change?" Here's what they had to say: "I most certainly think that we will always have the government looking to intervene, regulate or even destroy our ... More »

A Question of Character

A Question of Character
My column is due tomorrow, and I was not sure what to write about until about an hour-and-a-half ago, when I checked back on the ICANN site to see if anything about the Board meeting today (March 13) had been posted. Something had, but it was not what I expected, and I was, to say the least, disappo... More »

Exxxotica 2007

Exxxotica 2007
Last June, we attended our very first Miami Exxxotica event and we knew then that we'd be back for more. This year's Exxxotica has already come and gone and we had a blast. This event was held the last weekend in March, a few months earlier than last year's June show, but that did not seem to affe... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Fifty Shades’: A Marketing Phenomenon

The statistics suggest that at its peak, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was selling every second on average. Even years after its 2011 debut, the books have entered the all-time bestseller... More »

Avoiding a Crash Landing While Making Changes

Recently I had lunch with Peter, one of the most successful business coaches in Europe. We sat outside at a cafe a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. It was the middle of winter but the clouds... More »

Finding the Right Road to Success

Last month, I wrote about collaboration, surrounding yourself with good people and top-tier service providers and having an alliance group. In past articles, I have written about the “7 Ps”:... More »
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