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The New Player

The New Player
The Internet has been ready for alternative billing plans like anonymous billing for years, but until recently there had been no billing companies ready to handle it. Now with such companies like TrustCash, NetCash and PureVanilla entering the arena, the need for privacy and security among adult cus... More »

Randalls' Next Model

Randalls' Next Model
I can only imagine how nerve wracking it must be — testing for us as a potential model for adult scenes. Hopefuls park in an alley in front of a fairly indistinct red brick building, with the only sign that it's a studio is exactly that — a sign that reads: "Parking for Randall. All others will ... More »

Adult's New Math

Adult's New Math
Who says politics and money are not important to all aspects of the adult entertainment industry? Anyone who does not believe that such plays little to no impact on this industry is living in a fairytale world. The November election show just how important politics are for the growth of every aspect... More »

Selling Tangibles

Selling Tangibles
Many webmasters make a lucrative living selling memberships, driving traffic to their own pay sites as well as affiliate sites. As the adult Internet has matured, paysite operators are continuously looking to increase their bottom line using upsells, cross sells, member retention and other methods. ... More »

Country Snapshot: Russia

Country Snapshot: Russia
Nearly twice the size of Canada, Russia is the world's largest country, extending over a vast expanse of Asia and Europe. It has the world's eighth-largest population, with some 142m inhabitants. Furthermore, Russian speakers also live in the neighboring countries that were once part of the USSR,... More »

A Pound of Flesh

A Pound of Flesh
2007 will bring some prosecution efforts against the adult industry but fewer than expected when George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004. Several years ago, word began to leak out of a concerted effort to re-ignite obscenity prosecutions against the adult industry by the Justice Department. The ... More »

Billing Outlook 2007

Billing Outlook 2007
Positive cash flow — it's the lifeblood of every commercial enterprise; and the operations of online adult entrepreneurs are no exception. The foundation of your company's cash flow is dependent on your ability to implement a robust and reliable way of processing sales transactions — one of the ... More »

Fraud: 2

Fraud: 2
In part one, we began our look at ways in which adult sites can prevent, reduce and combat credit card fraud. In this conclusion, we'll continue our examination of fraud prevention and mitigation: But whether they are the result of friendly fraud or stolen credit card numbers, too many chargeback... More »

Fraud: 1

Fraud: 1
In November, 2006, electronic payment and online security specialist CyberSource announced the results of its 8th annual survey on e-commerce fraud: It reported that credit card fraud would cost U.S. merchants up to $3 billion in e-commerce revenue in 2006, up from $2.8 billion in 2005. It was also ... More »

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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

Grand Slam Media CEO Luke Hazlewood Hits It Out of the Park

Grand Slam Media Inc. CEO Luke Hazlewood’s view of the advertising business is one that seems to have solid roots. He says that in an ever-changing marketplace it is a better protocol to lead rather... More »

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 »
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