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Media Darlings

Media Darlings
There's a saying in the newspaper business: Advertising is expensive – but editorial is priceless! This simple phrase speaks to the fact that readers trust and value any information they read in an article or column far more than any data they glean from an advertisement. Even when the facts prese... More »

WIA Profile: Phyllis Heppenstall

WIA Profile: Phyllis Heppenstall
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. You started the company more than 25 years a... More »

Jerome Tanner

Jerome Tanner
Jerome Tanner made his first feature in 1984. He's directed about 150 adult films in the 22 years since, racking up numerous industry awards along the way, as a fixture at many top production companies — including Legend, where he hung his shingle before signing up recently with Larry Flynt Produc... More »

Women On Top: 3

Women On Top: 3
In part one we profiled Teresa Flynt, Marilyn Chambers, Danni Ashe and Marci Hirsch. In part two, Suze and Holly Randall, Sharon Mitchell and Michelle Freridge. In this installment, we'll take a look at Samantha Lewis, Joy King, Joan Irvine, Mara Epstein, Jenna Jameson, Christie Hefner and Candida R... More »

WIA Profile: Misha

WIA Profile: Misha
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. What is your role and responsibility at your... More »

SugarDVD

SugarDVD
Mainstream movie rental service Netflix popularized the overall concept of online rentals, and firms such as SugarDVD, XRentDVD and WantedList have been quick to benefit from the growing demand for adult titles that Netflix (or Blockbuster.com, for that matter) won't touch. SugarDVD CEO Jax Smith... More »

Raising Capital

Raising Capital
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "How did you raise the capital for your adult venture?" Here's what they had to say: "With Search Extreme, there were three partners involved at the start, and two of us conveniently had some disposable savings. We were both... More »

Brad Armstrong

Brad Armstrong
You won't find this historical tidbit in his official Wicked Pictures biography, but Brad Armstrong — Wicked's franchise filmmaker and award-winning director of "Dream Quest," "Euphoria," "Fluff & Fold" and "Curse Eternal" — starred in what one reviewer ca... More »

Made in Maine

Made in Maine
Waterville, Maine, is the type of place that makes you think of a Norman Rockwell painting, even in 2006 — 13 square miles of sleepy college town on the Nennebec River, with red brick buildings lining a central thoroughfare that's actually called Main Street. It snows a lot in Waterville. It star... More »

The Great Divide

The Great Divide
On Jan. 18, Apple Computer announced the results for the fiscal quarter that ended on Dec. 31, 2005 — and the figures that the Northern California-based company reported included a net quarterly profit of $565 million, with shipments of more than 1.2 million Macintosh computers and more than 14 mi... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »

Cam World: Injecting Personality Into Your Room

Since the last issue of Cam World, I’ve made some significant life changes. I’m working from Colombia now. This was a decision that was not entered into lightly, but change gives you a chance... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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