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The FBI Meets With Adult: 1

The FBI Meets With Adult: 1
From a legal perspective, 2006 was not a particularly good year for the adult entertainment industry. So far, the industry's legal misfortunes have included the commencement of 2257 compliance inspections and a tidal wave of state and federal legislation targeting adult entertainment businesses, inc... More »

The Racial Market

The Racial Market
Somebody get the Magic 8 Ball, the producers are again trying to figure out what people in the "ethnic markets" are looking for in adult entertainment. Asking what people of color want in their adult videos is like asking what they want in their footwear: One guy wants work boots, another... More »

Flirting With the FBI

Flirting With the FBI
Something happened a few months ago that was reported in the adult media but which caused barely a ripple in the industry, and you really have to ask yourself why there was no outcry about it on the boards, and no phone calls or emails into the office asking for clarification or follow-up informatio... More »

Graphic Poke

Graphic Poke
Adult industry, take heed! Be afraid of Neil Strauss. Very afraid! His best-seller, "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists," has empowered legions of sex-starved men to seduce the women of their dreams. Say what you want about couples watching adult videos, but more gu... More »

Follow the Money

Follow the Money
In a darkened garage 35 years ago, a confidential informant nicknamed Deep Throat offered Bob Woodward the tip of a lifetime: "Follow the money." Over a two-year period, Woodward and fellow Washington Post writer Carl Bernstein did just that, carefully reconstructing a damning trail of political don... More »

Gonzo Facing The Curtain

Gonzo Facing The Curtain
Is gonzo dead? "As the most intravenous way for a viewer to get a quick 20 minutes of pleasure time, gonzo serves a practical purpose," says Joe Gallant, and not many pornographers would disagree. But a glut of low-quality content combined with declining DVD sales and the past summer's s... More »

Key Factors for Success: 2

Key Factors for Success: 2
In part one, we began our look at pitfalls and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look at the road to online success: Don't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew Ambition is what fuels entrepreneurs and drives them to forge their visions into reality; but ther... More »

Key Factors for Success: 1

Key Factors for Success: 1
The relatively low barrier to entry for entrepreneurs entering the online adult entertainment industry has resulted in many successful (and not-so-successful) businesses being run by principals with little or no formal business education or training. While this situation is actually a stunning examp... More »

A Red Rose Retrospective

A Red Rose Retrospective
A recent federal obscenity indictment handed up in Pittsburgh against Karen Fletcher, who uses the pen name Red Rose, startled many because it involves expression that consists entirely of text. Fletcher stands accused of disseminating alleged obscene fictional stories on her website describing t... More »

Zango Settles With FTC

Zango Settles With FTC
Editor’s note: this article is based on an event originally reported on by XBIZ News during November, 2006. The scourge of many adult webmasters got hit where it hurts: in the wallet. Zango, the adware manufacturer, reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to pay $3 million in ... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

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 »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
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