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Twistys Offers a Treat

Twistys Offers a Treat
On October 10, 2001, a husband and wife team living in the Bahamas launched an adult website that featured only non-exclusive content. They were two people working out of their bedroom, sometimes putting in 16 to 18 hours a day. All night sessions were not rare. That was the birth of Twistys, a g... More »

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing
If longevity is the key to success in online payment processing, then Jettis has earned its place among the top companies in that arena. Formed in 1998, the credit card gateway processor with offices in Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Spain is not resting on its laurels just because of a 10th anni... More »

The Powers That Be

The Powers That Be
Jim Powers, closing in on two decades in the porn business, has not seen anything quite like the last two or three years. “We are in this weird period,” he says,“where porn people don’t know where to go, what to shoot, how to act. Everybody is realizing that the websites are failing, th... More »

Country Snapshot: Spain

Country Snapshot: Spain
Since Spain is my current home, I write this particular country snapshot outlining its Internet and telecoms characteristics with a degree of practical experience. Specifically, I live in the middle of nowhere; on a vacation island called Tenerife off the northern coast of Africa, which is actua... More »

Gonzo Newbie

Gonzo Newbie
At an age when most female performers have long since split from the industry and faded into varying degrees of obscurity, 38-year-old Julia Ann is having a major career resurgence. And what a career it’s been. She made her debut with a 1993 appearance in Andrew Blake’s “Hidden Obsessions... More »

WIA Profile: Susan Colvin

WIA Profile: Susan Colvin
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 Cal ... More »

Online Marketing Tips

Online Marketing Tips
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What is your favorite online marketing, sales and/or advertising technique?" Here's what they had to say: One of my favorite marketing techniques is Niche Marketing, but not in the way most of us think of it. We use niche marketin... More »

Exit-Chat Offers Smart Agent

Exit-Chat Offers Smart Agent
Recently, the online adult industry witnessed a revolutionary change in the way websites maximize profits from curious customers, with the official launch of Exit-Chat.com, the adult brand which features a trailblazing chat application technology called "Smart Agent." And what exactly is Smar... More »

NETbilling Celebrates a Decade of Success

NETbilling Celebrates a Decade of Success
In 1997, Mitch Farber and his wife Sarah decided to take a shot at the Internet boom by starting their own adult sites. Right away, they hit a bump, and had to make a decision that would change their lives forever. "We couldn't find a good credit card processing company that didn't want to char... More »

The Lighter Side of Jonni Darkko

The Lighter Side of Jonni Darkko
Jonni Darkko left Chicago a decade and a half ago, armed with his trained photographer's eye, a taste for gorgeous ladies and an innate skill at recutting porn flicks in his head while watching them. "I was ready artistically before I was technically," Darkko muses. He hit L.A. like a Windy City twi... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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