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Mansion's MPA3

Mansion's MPA3
The big news at Mansion Productions, the Los Angeles-based provider of affiliate stat-tracking and content management software, is its new version of the MPA3 program. The new template engine, now available in beta, boasts a completely rewritten source code, and Mansion CEO and co-owner Oystein Wrig... More »

Steven Scarborough

Steven Scarborough
Throughout his long career, Hot House founder Steven Scarborough has always been building something. "I've actually been very, very lucky. I worked very hard, but it's also required some luck," he said. "I'm very careful. I'm a control freak, which I think suits being a director. I've had the goo... More »

Country Snapshot: France

Country Snapshot: France
France had a bad start when people starting signing online to the Internet. Granted, it has the privilege of being the only country that has been selling online since 1980. But the enemy was within: the long-standing Minitel, a teletext system that did much of what the web does for us today. The... More »

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas
There is so much information on Paul Thomas at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD) that slogging through his directing and acting credits takes the better part of a morning. With more than 550 acting appearances, 280-plus directing credits and scores of awards ... More »

WIA Profile: Alice Beckett

WIA Profile: Alice Beckett
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 Spar... More »

Chi Chi LaRue

Chi Chi LaRue
With director credits galloping toward 250 according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website, and well over 17,000 MySpace friends at last count, Chi Chi LaRue doesn’t need much of an introduction. If you want a history lesson about LaRue leaving Minnesota for L.A. in the 1980s, a ... More »

Gary Kaufman

Gary Kaufman
In late August, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against SexSearch.com and other adult companies. The suit claimed that an adult male was tricked into having sex with a female minor who posted that she was over 18 years old on SexSearch. The complaint posed a major legal threat to social networki... More »

WIA Profile: Laurel Hertz

WIA Profile: Laurel Hertz
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. Prior to working in the adult industry, what... More »

Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue
One of the best-kept secrets in adult online over the past six months has been MadisonAvenue.com, the advertising rotation solution website based in Manila. And that's just the way its CEO Marc Womack has wanted it — until now. "The low profile is intentional," Womack said. "MadisonAvenue is... More »

WIA Profile: Mary Gillis

WIA Profile: Mary Gillis
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 prior to working in the adul... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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