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A Time for (Thanks) Giving

A Time for (Thanks) Giving
As 2009 wraps up and we enter the holiday season, many of us are looking back on the past year and counting our blessings, both personally and professionally. In America, Thanksgiving is around the corner, offering a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks for what they have received. ... More »

Chi Chi LaRue: Channel 1's Queen Bee, Part 2

Chi Chi LaRue: Channel 1's Queen Bee, Part 2
The following is Part 2 of our exclusive interview with the company owner and director. Part 1 ran last month. XBIZ: Why did you decide to branch out into the whole DJ thing several years ago? LARUE: I've been doing shows and performing in drag and entertaining people for 30 years, and I just g... More »

Coming to America

Coming to America
By now, you’ve probably seen Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” If you haven’t, you’ve most probably had your ear worn ragged by friends who insist that Christoph Waltz’s portrayal of S.S. Colonel Hans Landa is sure to win him an Oscar, and that you just have to see it. While W... More »

Cash is King With Ukash

Cash is King With Ukash
Whilst there has been an explosion of various forms of e-billing in recent years, most of these are powered by plastic, and cash still remains the preferred form of money in the eyes of most people: it's tangible, government-backed, and guaranteed to be accepted with a smile at most points of sale t... More »

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing
With the rise of online and DVD piracy accompanying the sales slowdown brought on by the current recession, more and more adult production companies are feeling the pinch. Both newer startups as well as old stalwarts remaining from the Golden Age of porn are finding their profit margins shrinking be... More »

OTCash Sees Soft Success

OTCash Sees Soft Success
When Paul L started OTCash with a partner in 2002, and announced his intention of making it a softcore adult site, he received grave warnings from others in the industry. "People told us we'd never make any money out of softcore," he recalls. "I think we proved them wrong. There is a huge market ... More »

Increasing Foreign Traffic

Increasing Foreign Traffic
In the U.S., many adult webmasters have prospered by catering primarily to North American traffic. But as the economy becomes more and more global, foreign adult markets will become increasingly attractive to American webmasters — and increasing foreign traffic will be important to the financial h... More »

Functions and Formalities

Functions and Formalities
While there have been relatively few notable new adult website launches in the headlines at XBIZ of late, we have been seeing a continual wave of re-launches industry wide — the outward sign of corporate maneuvering to address known deficiencies and increase the level of response to consumer deman... More »

International Intrigue: Imported MVPs

International Intrigue: Imported MVPs
The intrigue of foreign women starring in American adult films has been around since a director first yelled “Action!” From sultry Latinas to exotic Europeans and alluring Asians, foreign born-and-raised porn stars have captured the imagination of stateside audiences since the Golden Age of porn... More »

Presentation Secrets – Be Insanely Great!

Presentation Secrets – Be Insanely Great!
Fortune magazine chose Apple’s Steve Jobs as the CEO of the decade last week, in large part for remaking the Apple brand and achieving what few others have managed in this challenging economic environment. In the third and final installment of the Steve Jobs Webinar series, Carmine Gallo will s... More »

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