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In the Executive Seat: Richard Cohen

In the Executive Seat: Richard Cohen
VOD giant HotMovies.com was launched in December 2002 by National A-1 Internet, already a leading provider of adult audiotext services for 15 years. The concept behind the new venture was simple, to make a site that would "...allow people to come and go as they please and offer them the chance t... More »

Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein

Country Snapshot: Liechtenstein
Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland with the Swiss Franc as its national currency, Liechtenstein is a tiny micro-state in Western Europe, with a population of some 35,000 people who enjoy one of the world's highest standards of living. It is one of the few countries in the world with mor... More »

Director's Chair: Robby D

Director's Chair: Robby D
He's personable, smart, effortlessly artistic and purposefully tech-savvy. If there's a single word to describe Robby D, however, it has to be "relentless." One decade directing, 200-plus credits. Go-to guy at one legendary firm, then another. Now a key member of Joone's superstar staff at Digita... More »

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M

Stockroom Celebrates 20 Years of S&M
In 1989, Joel Tucker was just another college kid with a propensity for S&M. One day, he and a girlfriend walked into an adult toy store, hoping to buy something titillating. Unfortunately, Joel had only $50, not enough for even a down payment on a set of basic leather wrist cuffs. "He couldn't ... More »

Country Snapshot: Greece

Country Snapshot: Greece
Sometimes referred to as one of the "Club Med" group of countries and now an adopter of the euro, Greece has made headlines in recent months after riots erupted in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in the capital, Athens. The country also has been paralyzed as Greek farmers demand co... More »

WIA Profile: Kristin aka K@nubiles.net

WIA Profile: Kristin aka K@nubiles.net
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 this? What in your back... More »

Kink.com: Demystifying Alternative Sexuality

Kink.com: Demystifying Alternative Sexuality
Kink.com, by anyone's estimation, is an industry phenomenon and in many ways a social phenomenon. Though it seemed to explode on the scene just a few years ago, the first so-called property, Hogties.com, actually was built back in 1997, by Kink.com CEO and founder Peter Acworth. It was, as the name ... More »

WebcamCash Rides a Big Re-Launch

WebcamCash Rides a Big Re-Launch
It was 1999, and new millionaires were being created by the score through Internet adult entertainment. Barry Fruitman had spent his last six years as a computer programmer and decided that he hated his job. He approached his wife Hazel with the idea of starting their own adult site. "I thought H... More »

In the Executive Seat: Platinum Dave

In the Executive Seat: Platinum Dave
Founded in 1998 by the brothers Platinum Dave and Dan, Platinum Bucks is one of the most well known and successful affiliate programs in adult Internet industry. Over the years, the siblings have added steadily to their portfolio of adult offerings, which today include VoD provider Adult Rental, the... More »

WIA Profile: Lori Z.

WIA Profile: Lori Z.
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 this? What in your back... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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