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Adult Translations Drives Global Reach

Adult Translations Drives Global Reach
Based in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and currently employing a staff of seven, Adult Translations was launched in October of 2015 as a sister company to Localization Guru, following the founder’s trip to the European Summit in Prague, where a need for professional translation and local... More »

Q&A: Newly Minted COO Autumn O’Bryan Discusses Company’s Future

Q&A: Newly Minted COO Autumn O’Bryan Discusses Company’s Future
Last month Topco Sales announced the return of industry veteran Autumn O’Bryan as the company’s new COO. O’Bryan spent four years at Topco Sales before embarking on a comprehensive career handling integral roles within the adult biz. With 23 years of experience in several aspects o... More »

WIA Profile: Alexandra Praisler

WIA Profile: Alexandra Praisler
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. AW Summit’s event manager, Alexandra Pra... More »

AEBN Sticks With Long-Term Approach to Growth

AEBN Sticks With Long-Term Approach to Growth
From the very beginnings of what became AEBN, the core group of founders always had a long-term vision. “Our focus was on forming long term partnerships and building a solid reputation within the industry, while providing users with the best experience possible at what we felt was a fair and ... More »

Q&A: Wexel’s Biggest Venture Yet — FreeWebCams.com

Q&A: Wexel’s Biggest Venture Yet — FreeWebCams.com
Eric Wexel is indeed one of the pillars of the online adult entertainment industry, with his more than 25 years of creating and monetizing online projects. These days, Wexel is focusing on FreeWebCams.com, which he built from the ground up for CECash. Described by peers as “straight to the p... More »

WIA Profile: Nicole McCree

WIA Profile: Nicole McCree
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. Classic Erotica sales executive and product ed... More »

‘Sex Geek’ Reid Mihalko Takes Hands-On Approach to Sex Ed

‘Sex Geek’ Reid Mihalko Takes Hands-On Approach to Sex Ed
Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko teaches adults how to create more self-esteem, self-confidence, and greater health and satisfaction in and out of the bedroom. Using humor, insights and solid information, Mihalko appeals to audiences of all orientations, backgrounds, ages and identities. He... More »

Q&A: Humboldt CEO Champions ‘High-Touch’ Client Service

Q&A: Humboldt CEO Champions ‘High-Touch’ Client Service
It will be monumental this month when Visa Europe moves from a 2 percent chargeback ratio to 1 percent, and Adam McDonald, president of Humboldt Merchant Services, said that his processing company is in a great position to help adult businesses navigate changing times. After all, McDonald said, Humb... More »

WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari

WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari
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. Kelly Shibari runs her business, ThePRSMGroup,... More »

XR Brands’ Rebecca Weinberg, Lynda Mort Talk Company Restructuring, Growth

XR Brands’ Rebecca Weinberg, Lynda Mort Talk Company Restructuring, Growth
The past two years has seen XR Brands evolve with the streamlining of its sales force that included the addition of multiple industry professionals, bringing a combined experience of 30-plus years to the company. Leading the revamped XR team, Rebecca Weinberg, director of sales and marketing, and L... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »

Developing, Launching New Products

Last fall I discovered that voice-to-text had finally become useful on my mobile. It was 85 to 90 percent accurate in a quiet room. It felt like magic. Since then, my morning walk to work in Barcelona... More »
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