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Let's Stay Physical

Let's Stay Physical
From the get-go, I've been saying to ditch the funeral plans for the DVD format and deal with the temporary market dislocations resulting from overproduction, changing demographics and competition from other media. By now, I'm sure I sound like a broken record, or at least a frozen-up disc. So don't... More »

100 Top Stars of 2007

100 Top Stars of 2007
The term “porn star” is an overused moniker that has come to mean virtually anyone who’s appeared in an X-rated movie. It used to be that only the top tier of performers were referred to as porn stars, ever since Linda Lovelace, who generally is acknowledged as the first porn performer with bi... More »

The Big Bad Blog World

The Big Bad Blog World
Finding Blogs Worth Visiting There are thousands of Weblogs, with dozens more being published each day. Within this plethora of views, links, and information, it is a difficult and time consuming task to find the better Weblogs constantly updated with relevant material. Here are a few Weblogs that ... More »

Hot in 2008

Hot in 2008
With the hundreds, if not thousands, of girls joining the ranks of adult performers each year, picking the 10 stars to strike it big in 2008 is a daunting task, to be sure. The purpose of this list is to identify performers who XBIZ Premiere feels are poised for a breakout year. We chose not to incl... More »

Score One for Pointlessness

Score One for Pointlessness
A recent article on ABCNews.com about the ongoing series of ‘porn debates’ between adult performers and pastors from the anti-porn XXXChurch asks: “Is porn dangerous or harmless? Is it necessarily degrading to women, or could it be empowering?” What is curious to me is that debates about... More »

The Gas Crunch - Bad News or Good?

The Gas Crunch - Bad News or Good?
Higher Gas Prices Mean Less Spending, RIGHT? I’ve found that new research from The Nielsen Company finds that half (49 percent) of U.S. consumers are reducing their spending to compensate for rising gas prices, up four points from June 2007. Consumers are also battling high gas prices by c... More »

An Unauthorized Kumquat

An Unauthorized Kumquat
For more than a few years now, I’ve informally measured the pulse of the industry by the various things that I’ve seen at adult industry tradeshows – and I don’t mean the latest in affiliate programs, tools or technologies – but by the shenanigans that have often typified these gatherings.... More »

And the Retail Winner Is...

And the Retail Winner Is...
US Online Retail Recap Despite looming fears about the economy, online traffic to retail websites grew during the 2007 holiday season, Hitwise http://www.hitwise.com reports. The total market share of U.S. visits to the Hitwise Retail Index increased 17 percent between Thanksgiving and Christma... More »

Back to School

Back to School
I felt like I had come back home. The street bustled with students in UCLA sweatshirts, conversations of exams and groups of sorority girls planning their next soiree. Boys rolled past me on skateboards while teacher’s assistants rushed to class balancing a towering stack of books. Although ... More »

Your 'Alternative' Billing Self-Test

Your 'Alternative' Billing Self-Test
I have always considered true innovation to be at the forefront of industry advancement and at the heart of most beneficial decision making – on every level, really – innovation is an essential driving element in the process of improving every facet of each undertaking in which we engage. Everyo... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... More »
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