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WIA Profile: April Lampert

WIA Profile: April Lampert
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. April Lampert made the smooth transition from ... More »

Q&A with Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez

Q&A with Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez
Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central founder and chief executive, got his start during the Golden Years of online porn, when membership sites were burgeoning beyond belief and content was relatively limited — at least it wasn't as diverse as it is today. Well, fast-forward 18 years, and Alvarez con... More »

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche
What happens to a company when they realize they are much more than what they’re known for? The answer is simple: they diversify their offerings and spread the word wide – that’s exactly what XR Brands is doing. What began as a niche manufacturer specializing in fetish and SM prod... More »

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven
In this wacky world of online sex toy sales, one company stands heads and vibrators above the rest. That company is SexToy.com, founded and owned by none other than “Sex Toy Dave,” aka Dave Levine. Founded in the early days of the Internet and online sales, SexToy.com began humbly, and,... More »

Titan's Joe Gage: Gage of Success

Titan's Joe Gage: Gage of Success
Not many directors in the gay porn industry have a name that demands its own domain. Then again, Joe Gage is unlike most directors. As if the legend needed any more proof of his influence and popularity, Titan Media launched JoeGageMen.com in May to house the icon’s work with them — 10 y... More »

WIA Profile: Lauren MacEwen

WIA Profile: Lauren MacEwen
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Lauren MacEwen, CEO of 7Veils.com H... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With ICM Registry's Stephen Winyard

Exec Seat: Q&A With ICM Registry's Stephen Winyard
These are exciting times for ICM?Registry Vice President Stephen Winyard. ICM Registry, of course, operates .xxx and now has sights on marketing .adult, .porn and .sex to adult businesses. Winyard says that, despite ICANN’s arduous process to ensure compliance to its rules, rollouts for .adul... More »

A Conversation With Eldorado's Industry Vet Jeff Waterstreet

A Conversation With Eldorado's Industry Vet Jeff Waterstreet
Eldorado sales guru Jeff Waterstreet is beloved and respected by retailers, manufacturers and distributors alike. Waterstreet joined the Colorado-based company back in 1976 and shows no signs of slowing down. Recently we caught up with the sales veteran to discuss the pleasure products business. XB... More »

From Rock Bottom to Solid as a Rock

From Rock Bottom to Solid as a Rock
Who would have thought that a dude who went totally broke with his novelty business would build it up again … and succeed beyond his wildest dreams? It’s almost like a fairy story. Well, adult-biz fairy story. Steve Callow — the CEO, head designer, and all around guiding light b... More »

Q&A With Andrew Conru of FriendFinder Networks

Q&A With Andrew Conru of FriendFinder Networks
FriendFinder Networks founder Andrew Conru is firmly planted in the driver's seat leading the social entertainment giant and Penthouse brands. Conru took over the reigns as CEO in January after the company filed a plan of reorganization and key execs stepped aside. The plan, once implemented, was d... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space

As the live webcam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational... More »

Legal Reality: SAVE — Will It Be Law?

The 113th U.S. Congress has been frequently called the “Do-Nothing Congress.” By many accounts, that label is well-deserved. The legislative paralysis that has set in due to the intense partisan... More »

Initiating a UDRP Claim

During the 1990s, the Internet emerged as a common platform upon which individuals and businesses, for both commercial and other purposes, could interact and conduct business via websites. As is commonly... More »
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