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The Sheer Madness of Andre

The Sheer Madness of Andre
An Internet Adult Film Database “personal bio” page lists about a dozen personal attributes such as birthday, ethnicity and hair color. On Andre Madness’ page, they all read: “No data.” And there’s no picture. Madness may not even know about this. His under-the-radar status, which i... More »

Taylor Made for Porn

Taylor Made for Porn
Since 1993, New Sensations — situated in a nondescript, modern two-story building in Porn Valley, Calif. — has set out to change the adult industry for the better. Along with its sister entity, Digital Sin, New Sensations has produced some of the hottest gonzo lines on the market, covering such ... More »

WIA Profile: Samantha Berman

WIA Profile: Samantha Berman
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 »

DigiProtect Targets Piracy

DigiProtect Targets Piracy
One of the most disturbing trends in online business is the rampant abuse of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks as a means for illegally distributing digital media: music, video, software and games. This explosion in illegal downloading has hit the adult business particularly hard. Companies are becomi... More »

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead
It all started in the spare bedroom of Erik Schannen's condo in Toronto, Canada. Schannen, a techno-guru, had the bright idea to offer Hollywood movies online, but the market simply wasn't ready. So he switched his attention to gay adult content, and Maleflixxx was formed in 2001. It was a two-ma... More »

Country Snapshot: Hungary

Country Snapshot: Hungary
Birthplace of one of our industry's industrious globetrotting photographers — JFK of FUBAR Webmasters — Hungary came to be regarded as one of the most prosperous emerging European countries after the fall of communism back in 1989. Indeed, my initial reaction after having visited for the firs... More »

WIA Profile: Karen Stagliano

WIA Profile: Karen Stagliano
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 make the transition from perform... More »

MobileNOBO Brings Video to Mobile

MobileNOBO Brings Video to Mobile
MobileNOBO has released its adult-friendly "send to mobile" button services; offering a real-time video converter that supports more than 700 mobile video formats. According to the company, the system makes building your own mobile content site an easy, three-step process; requiring clients to f... More »

The Tao of Tom Byron

The Tao of Tom Byron
Tom Byron is one of the adult industry’s most recognizable male performers. He’s recognizable to our readers, certainly, so a quick recap is all that’s needed here. Byron started out doing “cumming of age” roles in 1982, made history with Traci Lords and has deliberately changed his l... More »

12 Clicks Cash Clicks with Cross-Sells

12 Clicks Cash Clicks with Cross-Sells
When Ron Holiday returned to the adult market two years ago with webmaster affiliate program 12 Clicks Cash, it was almost like he'd never left. Having run the firm's parent company, Standard Internet, with his partner for 11 years, Holiday never lost touch with the friends and partnerships he'd mad... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »
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