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Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions

Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions
Grooby Productions is not only a leader in the online adult space, but a pioneer as well. Since 1996, its founder, Steven Grooby, has kept the enthusiasm moving upward for the company, one that is firmly embedded as the leading purveyor in sexually explicit transgender entertainment. Grooby Product... More »

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store
Edward Wheeler opened The Love Store in Las Vegas in 2011 with the goal of offering adult customers a luxurious and upscale retail environment. The Love Store has since expanded into three Sin City locations ranging from 7,000 to 12,5000 square feet. The Love Store’s unique shopping experience... More »

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree
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 Angie Rowntree, who is the creator a... More »

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com
Meet Raja Roy-Choudhury, co-founder of ChargebackHelp.com, a company that prides itself with providing integrated chargeback management to scores of companies. ChargebackHelp backed by a team that has a combined 30 years of payment processing, ecommerce, affiliate website management and merchant ac... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks
FriendFinder Network’s signature website, AdultFriendFinder, is one hot property. The site, where adults peruse for online and offline sexual encounters, continues after nearly 20 years to rank among the 100 most popular sites in the U.S. And the company’s Cams.com site is one of the we... More »

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton
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 Cassie Pendleton, who is the marketi... More »

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments
There’s room in any market for a range of manufacturers from the “pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap” to the luxury and bespoke artisans. Too often in any marketplace the race to the bottom in terms of price and therefore quality is the recourse of organizations trying to ma... More »

Q&A With Mia Hyun, CEO of Mobius Payments

Q&A With Mia Hyun, CEO of Mobius Payments
Mia Hyun, president and CEO of Mobius Payments, knows A to Z about online processing, particularly within the high-risk adult space, where the exercise to pivot and change with regulation and policymaking is constant. Specializing in high-risk merchant activation in the U.S., E.U. and Asia, Mobius ... More »

Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Talks Brand Beginnings, Fifty Shades

Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Talks Brand Beginnings, Fifty Shades
Tom Stewart and the team at Sportsheets may have been in the right place at the right time, but they’ve masterfully parlayed their brand into the perfect real-life complement to the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. In this extensive two-part interview, we sit down with the man behind the bonda... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys
It’s easier to see in hindsight, those moments signaling important turning points in the evolution of a studio. CockyBoys has been around since 2007, but few people in the industry were as familiar with the name Jake Jaxson when he took over the company in 2010. “Name of the Game” ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Registering Your Intellectual Property

Savvy intellectual property owners understand that effective protection and enforcement of their intellectual property requires that they register their copyrights and trademarks. Unfortunately, many of... More »

Analyze Choices When Acquiring Domains

According to the Verisign Domain Report (January 2015), the third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs). Verisign goes on to report... More »

Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?

Corey Silverstein Last year I predicted that 2014 would not be the year that the adult industry saw a conclusion to the Free Speech Coalition’s battle with the U.S. Government regarding 18 U.S.C.... More »
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