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Artificial Intelligence Treats Risk Like Cancer

Artificial Intelligence Treats Risk Like Cancer
An embarrassing thing happened to me in Amsterdam. I’d just finished dinner with a new partner at a nice restaurant. OK … more expensive than nice, but you know what I mean. I grade food in Amsterdam on a curve. We were getting to know each other, talking about where we came from and w... More »

8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign

8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign
As an advertiser it can take some time for you to get a successful campaign going because many ideas don't always work out. Once you have a great converting campaign it can also quickly die out, so that's why it is imperative that you get the maximum profit out of it by scaling up. Remember that it ... More »

Is the Free Porn Era Starting to Fade Away?

Is the Free Porn Era Starting to Fade Away?
Onlookers might believe that adult entertainment was only a big business prior to free tube sites, or that tube sites started the free porn era online. It’s true that free porn is much more pervasive now than ever, but tube sites definitely weren’t the first to make free content part of ... More »

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

Boundaries of Language in Advertising
The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water. What wasn't planned was being on the Inca Trail with a broken foot. A rescue call went out and I ... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?
Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m not expecting the adult site market to look drastically different in five years on a wh... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United
Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content, government harassment, regulatory dictates and political platforms that blame you for the decline... More »

Developing, Launching New Products

Developing, Launching New Products
Last fall I discovered that voice-to-text had finally become useful on my mobile. It was 85 to 90 percent accurate in a quiet room. It felt like magic. Since then, my morning walk to work in Barcelona has been full of dictation. No longer do ideas just drift in and out of my head. I capture them. I... More »

Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game

Tips to Improve Your Marketing Game
Back in the day, affiliates and traffic would virtually fall in your lap — and yes, the pun is intentional. You built a site, threw up some banners and, somehow, made money. Today, with the influx of free porn, tube sites and smut-spattered social media, even the biggest brands must constantl... More »

Focus on Visa’s Euro Chargeback Policy

Focus on Visa’s Euro Chargeback Policy
“May you live in interesting times,” or so the saying goes. I’m not sure I’ve seen this much uncertainty in the financial industry since 2007 with continuing problems in Europe with the euro, the surprising victory for the U.K. to “leave” in the Brexit vote and t... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly make their livelihoods in front of cameras, of course, are far less likely to have a change of hea... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life —... More »

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look

Editor’s Note: Rachel Stuart is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Research, undertaking an investigation of some of camming’s nuances,... More »
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