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Kevin Moore: Student of the Game

Kevin Moore: Student of the Game
Kevin Moore tells XBIZ that porn has been a labor of love since the late 1990s when he started running a few amateur sites while holding down his day job in the computer industry. “I actually had a legit career working on mainframe UNIX systems in the mid to late ’90’s right when the whole ... More »

WIA Profile: Adriana Rosales

WIA Profile: Adriana Rosales
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. While some adult retailers sulk over the eco... More »

Decade of Dickmans

Decade of Dickmans
Two kids with a passion. That’s how it started for Dickmans Design, a Brazil-based company that has now grown into a team of industry experts often looked upon as an industry benchmark firm when it come to website design. Celebrating 10 years in the business, company founder and CEO Bruno Dickm... More »

MyFreeCams: At the Top After 6 Years

MyFreeCams: At the Top After 6 Years
When MyFreeCams.com was launched in 2004, it was a small mom-and-pop operation that had only a few models. But the website has grown by leaps and bounds since then, and now, MyFreeCams.com is one of the top web cam sites on the adult Internet. MyFreeCams President Leo estimates that as many as 100,0... More »

Executive Seat: Hustler’s Rosenfeld Is a Creative Force

Executive Seat: Hustler’s Rosenfeld Is a Creative Force
Ask any adult production director, producer or crew member who to speak to at Hustler Video and the response is always the same: “Call Drew.” Like a rock star, porn pros know that just asking for Drew will get them to Drew Rosenfeld, the creative director at one of adult’s top companies and... More »

Incessantly Sinful

Incessantly Sinful
Illinois’ chain of Slightly Sinful adult shops may have begun with the opening of the flagship Alsip store in 1999, however the history of owner David Johns Sr. dates back to 1970 with the opening of his first adult store, A&B Adult Books and Peep Shows. His son, David Johns Jr., remembers the... More »

WIA Profile: Fiona Patten

WIA Profile: Fiona Patten
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. In this special edition of Woman of the Mont... More »

First Mobile Affiliate Sees Good Times Ahead

First Mobile Affiliate Sees Good Times Ahead
Mary Meeker, an Internet trends analyst for Morgan Stanley, has been predicting that in the future, Internet connections via mobile devices will outnumber Internet connections via desktop computers — and her assertion won’t get any argument from René Pour, founder and managing director of the B... More »

Alec Knight: Skills That Pay the Bills

Alec Knight: Skills That Pay the Bills
It is not uncommon for porn directors to act, too, or for actors to become directors (including great ones). Some industry pros also work in multiple behindthe-scenes roles, such as marketing and sales. Alec Knight, however, has a skill set that is unique, in that he is an art school graduate with b... More »

Executive Seat: Mobile Foresight

Executive Seat: Mobile Foresight
Andy Alvarez has been in the adult game since 1996, when he ran one of the first online content providing websites, Mega Hardcore, from an old computer in his garage. “I was right out of Florida State [University] and I didn’t know what the hell I was going to do,” he says. “Thank God fo... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... More »
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