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WIA Profile: Danielle Waid

WIA Profile: Danielle Waid
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's the inspiration/source of the nicknam... More »

Van Styles

Van Styles
The old saying "Youth is wasted on the young" seems more compelling the older we get, as it is quite common for middle-aged folks to regret what they did or didn't do in their teens and 20s. On the other hand, there are some young people who just seem to know what they are on the planet to do. They'... More »

HushMoney

HushMoney
When the affiliate program HushMoney launched in January, it marked the climax of a journey that started with a fib. Andrew S., the owner of HushMoney and Hush-Hush Entertainment, was a struggling actor just a few years ago. He had done some theater in his native Chicago before moving to Los Ange... More »

Red Light District

Red Light District
In 2001 a brand-new gonzo studio burst onto the adult scene just as the genre began to take off. Armed with a recognizable name and some already established relationships within the industry, Red Light District wasted no time in getting its name — and its reputation for unapologetically hardcore s... More »

Private Expands Digital Campaign

Private Expands Digital Campaign
When Peter Cohen was hired as the new chief operating officer of Private Media Group in September 2006, the company already was among the international leaders in the production and distribution of adult DVDs and magazines. Cohen's mission was to take that established firm and completely revamp i... More »

Country Snapshot: Austria

Country Snapshot: Austria
Landlocked in central Europe and bordered by eight other countries, Austria has a population of 8.1 million with Vienna being both its capital and largest city. Often overshadowed by its larger big brother Germany next door, the Austrian market is an attractive one for webmasters for several reas... More »

Elegant Angel

Elegant Angel
In early 2004, Elegant Angel was in trouble. After trying to redefine itself as a feature company, its feature videos turned out to be "unsuccessful and costly," as Elegant Angel General Manager Graham Travis told XBIZ. A distribution deal with Devil's Films had fallen apart, with both companies ... More »

WIA Profile: Lea Busick

WIA Profile: Lea Busick
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 »

Verotel

Verotel
Website Billing. Global Charge. iBill. GloBill. My Virtual Card/Pay Monde. Those are just a few of the Internet billing companies that have gone out of business in the last three years, a sure sign of how dangerous this part of the online industry can be. And yet, there are billing companies l... More »

Wild Over Wyldesites

Wild Over Wyldesites
About a decade ago, Mike Walker agreed to design a website for a friend who couldn't afford a professional design company. "I just stumbled into doing it in the evenings," Walker said. "I taught myself to use Photoshop, Java Script, Flash animation and everything else, so it really started as a h... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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