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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 »

Why Sex Sells

Why Sex Sells
Restaurants will never go out of business. Sure, some places have way too many and individual ones might suffer from stiff local competition as a result, but the business of satiating this basic human need to eat ensures that they will always be around to meet it. Some women would argue, probabl... More »

A Woman's World

A Woman's World
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine caught up with some of the industry's leading ladies and asked, "What is the greatest challenge you've faced being a woman in adult?" Here's what they had to say: "I would say that the public perception of a woman involved in the adult industry has been the hardest c... More »

Girls of the Web

Girls of the Web
Fame and fortune — they're the longtime attractions for those seeking Hollywood stardom. But what motivates women to strike out on the road to "porndom" — the not always glitter-lined path to a different type of fame and an often lower level of fortune? In my own particular case, I chose this... More »

Blogging Right

Blogging Right
Blogging. It's all the rage and for good reason — setting up a dynamic, syndicatable and search engine-friendly website can be done for free and literally in a matter of minutes. While some bloggers construct basic systems using modest programming skills and resources, a wide variety of open-sourc... More »

Adult's Numbers: 2

Adult's Numbers: 2
In part one, we looked at oft-quoted numbers of adult sales and gross revenue figures. In this conclusion, we'll continue our examination of phantom studies and the basis for the numbers: Phantom Study Many articles referencing the inflated DVD/video sales figures cite a 1998 study by Forrester ... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Nancy Moore

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 »

WIA Profile: Janet Rini

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 »

Rise of SFW Cams for Voyeurs

Since its inception, Chaturbate could be called many things from sexy to successful, but one thing it can’t really be called is safe for work. It’s no secret that the entire adult cam industry... More »
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