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How 4G Internet Access is Changing the Mobile Market

How 4G Internet Access is Changing the Mobile Market
The latest mobile technologies are breeding new services and customer expectations, with the rollout of Fourth Generation — Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet access fueling much of the fire on this front. Despite the buzz surrounding the tech, many consumers don’t understand its ben... More »

Defending Toys: Sex Toy Prohibitions in the Bible Belt

Defending Toys: Sex Toy Prohibitions in the Bible Belt
From the Pleasure Chest to the Seattle-based Babeland (which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year) to the U.K.-based Ann Summers chain, sex toy sales continue to be a highly profitable part of the adult entertainment industry. Ann Summers, in fact, has credited the popularity of E.L. James&rsqu... More »

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses
In early 2012 when the news first went mainstream that the NSA was building its “Spy Center” in Utah, public reaction was much closer to Area 51-esque skepticism than the warranted level of alarm.  However, recent events show that we can barely go a week without another accusation o... More »

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'
No really, I'm fine...but it's the industry I'm worried aboutI have been getting a number of calls and emails of late asking me if I am okay. Friends, industry members and even some people I have never met have been showing up in force to provide kind words of support. Why do these people feel the n... More »

Big-time Branding

Big-time Branding
When it comes to taking your company to the next level, branding is an essential element of the equation needed to gain mindshare among the firm’s audience, customers and prospects. The process would be an easy one if it happened in isolation — but your competitors are targeting the same... More »

Sex, Shame and Retail

Sex, Shame and Retail
It’s hardly news to those of us who work in the sex retail trade that a lot of folks have difficulty talking about sex. But have you thought about what that means for your customers? We live in a world that sends a lot of mixed messages about sex. It’s everywhere you look, and it’... More »

Government Shutdown Gives Porn Industry A Boost?

Government Shutdown Gives Porn Industry A Boost?
I could have seen this development coming a mile away when it became apparent that over 820,000 U.S. federal government workers were being sent home to ride out the shutdown without pay. Aside from puttering around the house and studying Walmart circulars for weekend sales, what is the most obvious ... More »

Live Cams: More of the Same, Only Better

Live Cams: More of the Same, Only Better
Essentially by definition, the success of any and all manner of online business is tied closely to technological developments, from the earliest protocols that enabled the development of the World Wide Web to the latest application of orbital angular momentum beams in fiber optic technology. Perhap... More »

Live Cams: Multitasking in the Modern Era

Live Cams: Multitasking in the Modern Era
At its most basic level, the live webcam phenomenon is merely the next technological extension of the live phone sex craze that started in the 1980s. Today, anyone with a digital camera, a legible picture ID card (evidencing their age of majority), and a healthy dose of exhibitionism, can become a c... More »

Live Cam Genres Thrive on Variety

Live Cam Genres Thrive on Variety
Live webcams were once a marginal part of online adult entertainment, which made it much easier for newcomers to get a foot in the door. But those days are long gone. With the adult webcam field having grown by leaps and bounds, it has become much more competitive as well as increasingly diverse. Ad... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the sex toys/pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businessmen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »
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