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Bill Lyon Speaks Out

Bill Lyon Speaks Out
Many of you members of Free Speech Coalition have asked what prompted my departure from the Executive Directorship of an organization whose free speech goals I so strongly believe in. I hope this statement will serve to clarify the conflicting press releases that have been published and the rumors t... More »

Internext Tips

Internext Tips
Editor’s Note: The following first appeared as a post on XBiz’ “Gay Expressway” message board, and due to its popularity, is presented here for wider consideration. ~ Stephen Pre-Show 1. Set goals. Know what you want to accomplish at a show; that will help you plan every aspect of the ex... More »

Spike Speaks Out

Spike Speaks Out
Editor’s note: Shortly after a recent XBiz story about Acacia’s proceedings against Webmasters, I was contacted by Spike Goldberg, CEO of HomeGrown Video – and one of Acacia’s most vocal opponents – who wanted a forum to address statements made by Acacia. In the interests of fair and balan... More »

AOE and World Telemedia

AOE and World Telemedia
Whilst no one would ever accuse these shows of not delivering their fair share of parties and networking events, there seems to be a feeling that the stakes are getting higher in the world of online and (now more than ever) mobile adult entertainment. Jarvis Todd considers the rationale and opportun... More »

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1
Whether you still call it the Gay Niche or fully embrace it and call it the Gay Movement - Gay Websites and their webmasters have arrived. Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass and is breaking out of the industry and the self imposed silence that has been the norm for many... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2
In Part 1 we looked at the increasing government crackdown on pornography as well as porn’s impact on violence and the status of women. Now, we’ll look at porn’s impact on the family, health, society and beyond… Porn and the Family Men and women are only human, even when they have a fami... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1
Evidence that non-violent porn is good for society escapes notice of officials bent on crackdown. Various governments around the world, from the West to the Middle East, have launched or threaten to launch new attacks on pornography, especially on the internet. In the US, for example, for the first ... More »

Here Comes Darren Austin

Here Comes Darren Austin
If Darren Austin's life goes as planned, the young, silky-voiced Internet radio show host will some day become network television's preeminent talk show host. Oprah Winfrey watch out! According to Darren, it's only a matter of time before his reign as television royalty begins. And when it does... More »

Turgeon Points to Visa

Turgeon Points to Visa
Continuing our XBiz chat with Mancheck.com COO Robert Turgeon, the issue of Visa's new charge-back policy was at the top of his hit list. After explaining his company's decision to transition from an AVS site to a mega paysite, Turgeon pointed again to Visa as being the culprit for many impen... More »

Turgeon on AVS

Turgeon on AVS
XBiz took a moment to catch up with Robert Turgeon, chief operating officer for ManCheck.com, in light of the company's recent shift away from being one of the premier Adult Verification Services (AVS) to becoming a mega paysite. Since the mid-nineties, AVS companies began sprouting up througho... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Studio 20 Snapshot

As one of camming’s most vibrant capitals, Romania boasts a bevy of beautiful and talented models, along with an advanced technological infrastructure and professional cam studios that support this... More »

Camming Issue: An Evolving Business

One of the most visual examples of the growing maturity and success of today’s live webcam industry is found in the emergence of professional cam studios. These facilities evolved from simple locations... More »

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »
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