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Hosting Talk: Loopholes or Lifelines?

Hosting Talk: Loopholes or Lifelines?
It’s not uncommon to hear many within the online adult entertainment industry adopt less-than-positive opinions regarding Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Put in place as crucial protection of ISPs and providers... More »

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year
2013 was a bumper year for the casual dating industry. We saw hook-up apps like Tinder make it into the mainstream, a mobile explosion and an incredible number of new entrants to the market, as well as the formation of a number of strategic partnerships giving strength to a variety of existing brand... More »

Distributing the Pleasure

Distributing the Pleasure
As the new year helps people recharge their goals, careers and outlooks, it’s a fitting time for pleasure product distributors to do the same — literally. “Rechargeable pleasure products were popular last year. Customers like the rechargeable feature, non-battery operated toys tha... More »

Piracy Journal: It’s Perfectly Legal ... But ...

Piracy Journal: It’s Perfectly Legal ... But ...
A trademark is a form of protection for any word, name, symbol, or device used in commerce to “identify the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others,” and to indicate the source of the goods. A trademark is usually a brand name such as Coca-Cola®,... More »

What Is a Merchant to Do?

What Is a Merchant to Do?
The Ivory Tower of Officialdom is at it again. They have spent time and resources on developing ways to reduce fraud in their network and they now want people’s opinions on their solution. The current proposed solution is ... wait for it ... to do more of the same! Wow, what a brilliant idea; ... More »

As the Adult Pendulum Swings

As the Adult Pendulum Swings
As I’ve watched the debate concerning David Cameron’s proposal for opt-out porn filters at the ISP level play out in the U.K., I can’t help but wonder if a similar idea might not eventually percolate up again from the bowels of U.S. Congress — perhaps even a bill that lacks s... More »

Snapshot of the Mobile Market

Snapshot of the Mobile Market
It has been about half a dozen years or so now since tech journal headlines proclaimed that mobile Internet access would surpass fixed Internet access “by 2014.” Now that this milestone year is upon us, XBIZ wanted to look at the latest available mobile penetration stats and to contempla... More »

Content vs. Traffic: New Take on the Age-old Debate

Content vs. Traffic: New Take on the Age-old Debate
Among adult website owners, it is the classic “chicken vs. egg” debate rehashed, where a discussion of which is more important — content or traffic — is perennially posed. While partisans play their roles in public responses (with content providers claiming that content is ki... More »

Core of Content Creativity

Core of Content Creativity
Although the topics of innovation and technology are often intermingled, they are not the same: one is more a matter of technique and presentation, while the other centers on the processes and tools. Within the adult entertainment industry (and among many mainstream observers) the business of bawdi... More »

Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies

Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies
Everyone has heard of Pinterest, right? Well who do you think owns the trademark to "Pinterest”? The answer depends upon which country you're in, and it might surprise you. An enterprising company, Premium Interest, that does appear not to do much yet, (except presumably register trademarks b... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... More »
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