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Conquering the Cloud

Conquering the Cloud
Cloud-based apps, products and services are becoming increasingly popular, but just what is this thing called “the cloud?” While everyone from confused consumers to marketers and technology services providers have their opinion on just what constitutes “the cloud,” perhaps t... More »

Tracing Your Content

Tracing Your Content
Watermarking digital content, such as adding your site’s URL to a photo or video clip, has long been a way to establish “ownership” and to (hopefully) drive traffic via type-ins, but these approaches are in need of an update to keep up with the times. The challenge of our evolving... More »

Slice of American Pie

Slice of American Pie
It’s scandalous As a foreign professional who was relocated to the U.S. by an American-owned company, I opened a bank account with no problem but a credit card from that same financial institution was another concern for the bank altogether. You see, no matter how conservative you are, how gr... More »

Online Billing: Be Aware of New Tax Rules

Online Billing: Be Aware of New Tax Rules
During the billing panel at the XBIZ Conference in LA earlier this month, I spoke about a new tax-reporting requirement for merchants that we all need to be aware of and prepare for in the payment community. As part of the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008, which was added to IRS Code Section 6050... More »

Pros, Cons of Payment Solutions

Pros, Cons of Payment Solutions
The adult entertainment industry has evolved considerably in the digital age, and the acquisition of erotica has changed not only in terms of distribution methods, but also, in terms of payment methods. Back in the 1980s, paying for adult entertainment was usually a matter of walking into the local ... More »

Cross Sales vs. Up Sales

Cross Sales vs. Up Sales
One of the most tried and true methods for leveraging any sale is to capitalize on the timeliness of the customer’s willingness to buy — “striking while the iron is hot,” in an attempt to maximize the potential for earning additional revenues. There is an old saying that it i... More »

Maximizing the Customer Lifecycle Value

Maximizing the Customer Lifecycle Value
Most successful affiliate programs promote their conversions statistics as a measure of their success, and rightly so. Sadly, so many of the once high flying programs with great conversion rates are now suffering (or failing). Why is this? Unfortunately, most business owners do not focus on (or und... More »

New Law Will Ban Certain Internet Sales Practices

New Law Will Ban Certain Internet Sales Practices
The Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), which I reported on past June while it was still pending in Congress, was signed into law by President Obama at the end of 2010. It is an important law that, as I cautioned last year, is likely to have a significant impact on the way many In... More »

Piracy: Loss in Plain Sight

Piracy: Loss in Plain Sight
Piracy is one of the 21st century’s most catastrophic financial epidemics. It is an equal opportunist, hitting both large production companies as well as small solo-girl operations. Coming to terms with piracy and how it has affected your company, is an emotional process that is hard to endu... More »

Mobile Traffic and How to Generate It

Mobile Traffic and How to Generate It
My name is Christian Kreul and I am the managing partner of Displayboy GmbH, headquartered in Germany, operating the mobile affiliate program SexGoesMobile.com. I have worked in the mobile Internet vertical for over six years and have participated in the entire development process of this exciting m... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Fierce Competition Breeds Cam Studio Excellence

A combination of elegance and engineering, cam studios operate in a highly competitive environment where slim margins must be maximized through innovation and careful management. XBIZ recently asked a... More »

Quality Network Partners Bolster Cam Studio Success

There is a potent dynamic in the cam world between consumers, models, networks and studios, with each playing a vital role in the forging of this erotic ecosystem. One often overlooked factor is the role... More »

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »
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