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Artificially Intelligent Pricing Is Here

Artificially Intelligent Pricing Is Here
There’s a lot of talk these days about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking fear that AI will eventually destroy us and have written an open letter to call for rules to govern AI. You can sign it, too (I did). The kind of AI they are talking about is mil... More »

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights
XBIZ: What Lies Around the Corner for the Online Adult Entertainment Industry in 2016? Gregory A. Piccionelli Piccionelli & Sarno I think 2016 will be a pivotal year for the online adult entertainment business, as it will be for the broader entertainment industry as a whole. I believe it will ... More »

Adult Video Arcades, Theaters Still a Viable Investment for Retailers

Adult Video Arcades, Theaters Still a Viable Investment for Retailers
My topic for this month’s article, although a huge money-maker, is one of the least-discussed topics in this industry. Theaters and arcades can be huge profit centers for your business with very little maintenance cost and expense in general. The initial expense can be pricey but the money ca... More »

Porn Again: Adult Entertainment Can Offer Unique Educational Tools

Porn Again: Adult Entertainment Can Offer Unique Educational Tools
Nothing demonstrates the importance of sex like the risks we take to get it. How many powerful men have risked careers for a kinky night in a hotel room? How many middle-aged men have risked marriages for a few visits with a college girl? How many women and men have contracted HIV in 20 minutes of ... More »

Cam Business: Models Benefit by Luring Huge Audiences

Cam Business: Models Benefit by Luring Huge Audiences
As the adult entertainment evolves online, the eventual dominance of live performances was inevitable. For years, audiences accepted the idea of downloading prerecorded video content due to a number of technological gaps that had to be solved as the market matured. Now, not only do most viewers ha... More »

Dating World: Pushing Traffic Into Hookup Programs

Dating World: Pushing Traffic Into Hookup Programs
With the dramatic increase in dating brands and hookup sites, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how I believe you can be more profitable within the dating sphere. Any online marketer knows that they need to target by geo and split the traffic between different sponsors depending on ... More »

Keeping It Juicy: Why Do People Sell Their Traffic If It's Good?

Keeping It Juicy: Why Do People Sell Their Traffic If It's Good?
If you were reading last month’s “Keeping It Juicy,” you probably are asking, “But you didn’t answer the question. If traffic is really good, why sell it? The short question is, because its easier to make money by selling advertising and traffic. The largest porn ... More »

Law Dragon: Insurance Comes in Handy When You Get Sued

Law Dragon: Insurance Comes in Handy When You Get Sued
Business insurance is important. Unfortunately, many small business operators fail to think about it until it is too late. That is especially true for startups. Businesses — especially new ones — sometimes overlook what can go wrong. Accordingly, there are some disaster-prevention activ... More »

Cryptocurrency: Digital Security or Virtual Paper Trail?

Cryptocurrency: Digital Security or Virtual Paper Trail?
On Dec. 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a plan from online retailer Overstock.com to issue public securities via the Internet using the blockchain. A key element in the security of cryptocurrency is the blockchain. A blockchain is an encrypted transaction database, hardened agai... More »

Paysite Power: It's 2016 and It's Time to Stand Out in the Crowd

Paysite Power: It's 2016 and It's Time to Stand Out in the Crowd
As we look ahead to a new year, many of us find ourselves amidst the annual period of reflection that’s become a requirement for any full time member of this business. Along with it comes the question of what’s on the horizon for us in the 12 months to come. We can of course expect thi... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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 »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »
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