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Building Bridges Key to Moving Forward

Building Bridges Key to Moving Forward
One of the most valuable aspects of attending industry events today is the interpersonal networking opportunities that present themselves — allowing participants to create (or repair damaged) business relationships that benefit themselves, along with the industry as a whole. While we all want... More »

Yes, I’m doing it Again...

Yes, I’m doing it Again...
And I'm doing it better... I have a new mission in life.  The funny part is that the mission is still the same; helping online businesses derive additional revenue from the same traffic – you know that I make a move when I find a better way to do that, and since 2001 I’ve used my r... More »

Kink Comes Out

Kink Comes Out
When it comes to fetishes, the pleasure products industry is blowing the lid off of hidden fantasies with extensive collections and matching accessories to encourage deeper exploration of desires sometimes considered obscure and extreme. With a built-in consumer base of experienced fetishists, manuf... More »

APHSS Will Hold Meeting to Address Performer Testing, Condom Legislation

APHSS Will Hold Meeting to Address Performer Testing, Condom Legislation
APHSS.org is calling a meeting to be held on July 10, to address performer testing, as well as issues around condom legislation. The meeting will feature several speakers. Attendees will learn how the APHSS.org program works; how the program was developed; factual information on HIV t... More »

Infringing on Someone’s Domain?

Infringing on Someone’s Domain?
I spoke with Dan Pepper of the Pepper Law Group not too long ago, about copyright and trademark.  There is a lot of copyright discussion these days; piracy and lawsuits, but our conversation drifted to a discussion of domain names, and when is the use of someone else's trademark in a domain nam... More »

The Premium Value Of Exclusivity

The Premium Value Of Exclusivity
One size does not really fit all; whether you are talking about shoes, or pornography — where exclusive content has long held an appeal for consumers — but the Internet has forever changed the dynamics of exclusivity, for better and for worse. First, everyone loves exclusive content and... More »

APHSS.org Announces it Will Accept Only Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay

APHSS.org Announces it Will Accept Only Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay
Due to concerns raised by industry members, Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) today announces that it will accept only the Aptima HIV-1RNA Qualitative Assay test for monthly performer STI screening, effective August 31. This action comes after interaction with ... More »

Question: Why Isn’t Talent Testing Services Part of APHSS.org?

Question: Why Isn’t Talent Testing Services Part of APHSS.org?
On Friday, adult trade publication XBIZ published an article entitled, “Talent Testing Service, APHSS Stuck in Stalemate Over Performer Testing.” In that article, the CEO of Talent Testing Services Sixto Pacheco stated the testing facility’s reasons for not being inv... More »

Bridging The Billing Gap

Bridging The Billing Gap
It’s hard enough to make sales on the Internet today without your payment process getting in the way. Many customers subconsciously seek ways to avoid making a positive purchase decision; and sparing themselves the drudgery of filling out another online form — perhaps using the reduced f... More »

FSC: Discerning Women

FSC: Discerning Women
In mid-April, Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen made a foolish comment about Ann Romney stating that Mrs. Romney, “Has never had to work a day in her life.” This set off a political firestorm with Republicans arguing the value of stay-at-home moms and Democrats discussing the plight of... 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 pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... 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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