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EMC2: Full of Solutions

EMC2: Full of Solutions
Anyone who wants to start a business should know that online payment processing probably is not the optimum arena for a newcomer. The competition is fierce among the almost numberless companies in this crowded field. And yet, since EMC2 Billing launched in 2005 this firm not only has survived but h... More »

WIA Profile: Holly Ruprecht

WIA Profile: Holly Ruprecht
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. How did you get into the business? I was doin... More »

WIA Profile: Francine Amidor

WIA Profile: Francine Amidor
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. Her email signature says “Accounting Dep... More »

Executive Seat: Building Bluebird’s Brand

Executive Seat: Building Bluebird’s Brand
Lead more and follow less — the hallmark of a true executive and the mantra of Bluebird Film’s Drew Dixon. The Vice President of Sales for the progressive feature film company said he believes trends come and go but high quality product speaks for itself. And with Bluebird’s dedic... More »

Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player

Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player
In an industry full of characters, Ivan is one of the most colorful. The Russian-born artist is a legit, five-tool player — he can write, produce, shoot, direct and edit — making him a valuable asset in porn circles. Meanwhile, the self styled World’s Most Dangerous Director has a... More »

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing
In 2011, the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network, or AEBN, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. The Charlotte, N.C.-based video-on- demand powerhouse has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 years; AEBN now offers a vast online adult library that boasts over 100,000 titles and includes materi... More »

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On
When LFP/Hustler hired John Desjardins as vice president and general manager of the LFP Internet Group in late 2010, it wasn’t hard to understand why the position was so right for him. Desjardins, who now oversees all of Hustler’s Internet operations except for its ecommerce (which is h... More »

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata
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. How did you get into the business? I was an a... More »

Spencer: On Fire

Spencer: On Fire
On a cold Saturday in February, Spencer Reed arrives at a crowded Starbucks in northwest Washington. As he climbs the stairs and makes his way to a table, he draws the curious eyes of onlookers — not because they know his profession, but simply because his striking presence is impossible to ig... More »

Empowering Branding

Empowering Branding
Shane Nelson launched SLS Specialty as a distribution company based on the expressed needs of his former clientele as an independent rep for SideLine Sales, which was formed a decade ago. “I was an independent rep, representing a lot of independent manufactures, greeting card designers, etc.,... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... More »
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