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The End of the Free Lunch?

The End of the Free Lunch?
A recent article in The Economist magazine entitled "The end of the free lunch — again" and subtitled "The demise of a popular but unsustainable business model now seems inevitable," caught my attention and I'd like to share it with you. While the author remained unattributed, the points broug... More »

The Diminishing Fruit of Labor

The Diminishing Fruit of Labor
I hate coming up with titles for columns that reek of despondency and despair, and even more with describing them alliteratively, but in this case once the thing popped into my head and the idea of the column began to coalesce into something to do with value, work and the decreasing number of places... More »

Come One, Come All

Come One, Come All
One of the most important tasks currently sitting on my plate is the laying down of the next year's editorial schedule for XBIZ World magazine — a chore / privilege primarily focusing on what each month's "special section" will be. If I get it right — if despite changing market conditions, r... More »

MaxPayments: Maximum Service and Innovation

MaxPayments: Maximum Service and Innovation
MaxPayments has been providing domestic and offshore merchant accounts to adult merchants since 2005, but it still may be the best-kept secret in high-risk merchant billing. A boutique agency run by a likeable staff of proven professionals, it offers a range of merchant services tailored to the indi... More »

New Options in Live Content

New Options in Live Content
Free content sucks. Is live content the answer? Maybe, maybe not, but more and more companies are looking to live content to liven up tired members areas, draw new fans and expand their brand presence in a marketplace that is increasingly competitive and an economy that's increasingly grim. In... More »

The Sudden Impact of Gonzality

The Sudden Impact of Gonzality
Creating a reality niche — and shooting it for the web first — has kept Sudden Impact on the top shelf. Three years ago a new DVD line broke into the market hocking something the company’s owners coined “gonzality” and soon set a new standard for gonzo-style shooting. Sudden Impact has ... More »

WIA: Sunny Leone

WIA: Sunny Leone
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 the industry's most influential female executives. How did you get into the business side from ... More »

Phoenix Marie's Sexy Slice of Life

Phoenix Marie's Sexy Slice of Life
The road to the riches on the Internet has many paths. Phoenix Marie has found her way front stage and center in the battle for Internet popularity. Since her career began early last year, she has not only has been a consistently in-demand performer on DVD, but she is now locked into a successful re... More »

Craigslist Impacts UGC Sites

Craigslist Impacts UGC Sites
Operators of user generated content (UGC) websites, including social networks, 'tube' sites, and online adult classified operations, may be substantially implicated by the outcome of the litigation involving Craigslist.com. This case implicates everything from the scope of Section 230 immunity for ... More »

Captured Incognito

Captured Incognito
Sex in a public place — it’s a fantasy any honest human being will admit to having. There’s that whole thrill factor that comes with potentially getting caught having your Big-O in the great outdoors — even if it’s in an alley. Thanks to porn, people afraid to live out this fantasy in... More »

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