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Daring to be Great

Daring to be Great
Some companies just make it look easy. Daring Media Group entered the market in October 2006, and the Barcelona-based company was purchased almost immediately by European adult retailing giant Beate Uhse. Rather than toy with releases of varying quality, Daring immediately hit the market with t... More »

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel
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 Burn... More »

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade
If luck is when preparation meets opportunity, Geoff Mena of iBangPornstars is a lucky man. A former tennis professional, Mena, aka Chef Jeff, has been in the adult business since 1999, when he and his then-wife started an amateur website. He hosted Internet radio shows, established and edited a... More »

WIA Profile: Diane Duke

WIA Profile: Diane Duke
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 did you do for a living prior to coming... More »

Channel 69 Video

Channel 69 Video
Ami Ben really knows his customers. And they know exactly what to expect of the niche products that Ben's Channel 69 Video produces. "They all know my company has the best specialty products," Ben says. "If they want the best of the niches, they come to me. Once I get that kind of customer, they'... More »

Filmco Gets Weird

Filmco Gets Weird
When Abraham Lincoln uttered the wise phrase, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time," it's doubtful he had forced lactating, double penetration, dwarf action or granny gang bangs in mind. Y... More »

Rodney Moore

Rodney Moore
Rodney Moore has a lot of firsts on his résumé. He was among the early pioneers of both POV and gonzo. His eponymous website was part of the first wave of cybersexuality and has been serving it up nonstop since 1997. In Internet time, that's the Stone Age. Moore has been nominated for lots of a... More »

Country Snapshot: Zimbabwe

Country Snapshot: Zimbabwe
As part of my ongoing A-Z country snapshots highlighting the Internet and telecom characteristics of each and every country, Zimbabwe originally shared the same position as it does in our country drop-down list in terms of my keenness to write it. But given the recent news airtime that this poor... More »

GTBill: Billing With Innovation

GTBill: Billing With Innovation
It was only January when the new online payment processor, GTBill, launched at the Internext gathering. The company is so new, that you'll find few reference to it in the XBIZ website archives — at least not yet. But don't count on that lasting too long. "I said that if we're going to do it,... More »

Numero Uno

Numero Uno
When Channel 1 Releasing followed up its purchase of the All World Video collection last year with the acquisition of the Catalina Video line, it became the world's largest gay video company. Many of the company's more than 2,000 titles are going to DVD for the first time, some of them having spent ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businessmen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »
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