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MaxPayments: Maximum Service and Innovation

MaxPayments: Maximum Service and Innovation
MaxPayments has been providing domestic and offshore merchant accounts to adult merchants since 2005, but it still may be the best-kept secret in high-risk merchant billing. A boutique agency run by a likeable staff of proven professionals, it offers a range of merchant services tailored to the indi... More »

WIA: Sunny Leone

WIA: Sunny Leone
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 side from ... More »

Phoenix Marie's Sexy Slice of Life

Phoenix Marie's Sexy Slice of Life
The road to the riches on the Internet has many paths. Phoenix Marie has found her way front stage and center in the battle for Internet popularity. Since her career began early last year, she has not only has been a consistently in-demand performer on DVD, but she is now locked into a successful re... More »

Boobs, Butts and B-Sides

Boobs, Butts and B-Sides
The Director’s Chair column started out more than three years ago as Gear & Gadgets, and this is its 50th appearance. It seemed like a good time to look back and revisit some of the people who have shared their successes, failures, hopes and dreams with our readers. The aggregate experience of the... More »

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional

Tool Tips: Portrait Professional
For photographers, designers and others involved with prepping images of models for publication, either online or off, one of the biggest challenges is to enhance the model's beauty while mitigating his or her flaws. This was traditionally the job of the airbrush artist and is now solidly the re... More »

O'Connell: Girlfriends' 1-Man Show

O'Connell: Girlfriends' 1-Man Show
Dan O’Connell is one busy guy — and that’s a big understatement. Aside from writing and directing all of the girl-girl movies coming out on Girlfriends Films, the company he owns, O’Connell also helps run the day-to-day operations of his popular production house. Yes, he breaks his back to p... More »

EuroRevenue Takes Hardcore to the Max

EuroRevenue Takes Hardcore to the Max
EuroRevenue, distro-masters of European extreme content online, recently launched HardcoreMax.com, making the currently incarcerated porn producer's arsenal of titles available to an eager European audience. The deal was inked in the midst of director Max Hardcore's criminal trial — he began a 46-... More »

Porn.com Keeps PimpRoll Rolling

Porn.com Keeps PimpRoll Rolling
About a year and a half ago, the powerful affiliate network, PimpRoll, began marketing Porn.com. There was every reason to expect this connection to boost PimpRoll to uncharted heights in the industry, since Porn.com owned the Internet record for the largest all-cash transaction after MXN Ltd. purch... More »

In the Executive Seat: CamZ' Dan Hogue

In the Executive Seat: CamZ' Dan Hogue
The amateur cam provider, CamZ.com, sits in the catbird seat of its online marketplace, and founder/CEO Dan Hogue thinks he knows why. "You have just two ways to grow in this business," he says. "One is to throw a lot of money at the market, buying affiliate traffic and placements where affiliate... More »

Tool Tips: Elevated X

Tool Tips: Elevated X
One of the most critical foundations of any adult paysite is its infrastructure, including the platform used to manage and display the site's content. Seeking to ease many of the most common (and often most time-consuming) chores facing webmasters are software solutions known as content management s... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
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