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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 »

Too Much Media Tracks Success

Too Much Media Tracks Success
Nearly five years ago, John Albright and Charlie Berrebbi kicked off a project from a home office that would grow into the powerhouse affiliate-tracking software company, Too Much Media. "We didn't establish an office until October 2004," remembers Albright of his New Jersey-based firm's beginni... More »

WIA Profile: Wendy Crawford

WIA Profile: Wendy Crawford
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. What is your role and responsibility at Adul... More »

New Sensations Cash is Money in the Bank

New Sensations Cash is Money in the Bank
Nearly a decade ago, New Sensations studio owner Scott Taylor decided to supplement his production company with an Internet presence. The result was the affiliate program NS Cash. In the 10 years that followed, NS Cash has grown to more than 100 sites, offering almost unlimited content. "A surfer... More »

Evermore, Everlong, Everhard

Evermore, Everlong, Everhard
You would be hard pressed to put ogether a single, coherent narrative about Erik Everhard from the adult film sites, movie databases and Wikipedia. There is not a lack of info, but way too much, and often contradictory. One bio has him in British Columbia at the same time another has him in New... More »

OCCash Grows Despite Besieged Paysite Model

OCCash Grows Despite Besieged Paysite Model
XXXJay of OCCash is one of the most unique personalities in the business. His trademark tats and larger-than-life persona are legendary, but he is notable as a bright guy who doesn't hesitate to express his opinions, even if it means getting caught up in the occasional fight on the boards. It's ... More »

FeedMorphers Customizes RSS and XML

FeedMorphers Customizes RSS and XML
Adult webmaster affiliate programs dedicated to being on the cutting edge of Internet marketing technologies now have a new service available to them that can give affiliates an edge in promoting sites to an increasingly tech-savvy audience: FeedMorphers.com. FeedMorphers is designed to automate ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Breaking the Fourth Wall: VR Production Tactics, Techniques

The tech world has long seen the cyclic debut of fabulous (and fabulously expensive) products, which initially wowed pundits and early adopters, but were left antiquated with the next round of releases. Virtual... More »

Retailers, Distributors Report Growth in Male Sex Toys Market

Adult retail has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The adult stores of the 1990s and 2000s focused heavily on porn video sales and catered to a predominantly male clientele, but these days,... More »

VR Hardware: The Foundation of Immersive Technology

From cameras to headsets to controllers, software and more, virtual reality technology is more than the VR content experience itself — it also surrounds the tools that are needed to create and consume... More »
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