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HotMovies Fans the Flames

HotMovies Fans the Flames
In just three years, HotMovies.com has become a dominant force in the adult video-on-demand space, and its current efforts to generate visibility in the mainstream press could be securing an even stronger position as the market for broadband and adult VOD continues to heat up. In March, Business ... More »

A Look at Cybersocket

A Look at Cybersocket
More than nine years ago, Morgan Sommer sat on the floor of his partner's house, organizing 2,200 pieces of paper containing bits of information that would some day become the first Cybersocket Directory for the GLBT Internet. It was all part of a plan that he and his partner, co-founder and art dir... More »

SOMA

SOMA
California's San Fernando Valley is home to so many adult production companies that it is known as Porn Valley. But 400 miles north sits another district jam-packed with adult businesses. The area of San Francisco that lies south of Market Street, dubbed SOMA by the locals, is populated by a sizable... More »

Cruising the Community

Cruising the Community
It was 10 years ago, when I first placed our sex listings on the Internet. There was no business plan behind it, and no notions that I would actually earn a living from this. I'm sure that wasn't a particularly unique perspective back then. At the time, no one seemed to be making money from the Inte... More »

Adult Content: East to West

Adult Content: East to West
Unlike the Cold War and the gangster rap battles of the 1990s, the East vs. West debate in porn has never turned violent, but the difference in the product coming from both coasts in terms of performers, budgets and overall style is as huge as the difference between Reagan and Andropov or Tupac and ... More »

Getting Gay At Internext

Getting Gay At Internext
The gay audience is one of the most sought after demographics in today‚Äôs adult Internet industry and at Internext Expo in Las Vegas last week, a few experts gathered at the Gay and Lesbian Webmaster panel to discuss the state of the market segment and its future. The panel, moderated by Fredric... More »

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1
Whether you still call it the Gay Niche or fully embrace it and call it the Gay Movement - Gay Websites and their webmasters have arrived. Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass and is breaking out of the industry and the self imposed silence that has been the norm for many... More »

Here Comes Darren Austin

Here Comes Darren Austin
If Darren Austin's life goes as planned, the young, silky-voiced Internet radio show host will some day become network television's preeminent talk show host. Oprah Winfrey watch out! According to Darren, it's only a matter of time before his reign as television royalty begins. And when it does... More »

Turgeon Points to Visa

Turgeon Points to Visa
Continuing our XBiz chat with Mancheck.com COO Robert Turgeon, the issue of Visa's new charge-back policy was at the top of his hit list. After explaining his company's decision to transition from an AVS site to a mega paysite, Turgeon pointed again to Visa as being the culprit for many impen... More »

Turgeon on AVS

Turgeon on AVS
XBiz took a moment to catch up with Robert Turgeon, chief operating officer for ManCheck.com, in light of the company's recent shift away from being one of the premier Adult Verification Services (AVS) to becoming a mega paysite. Since the mid-nineties, AVS companies began sprouting up througho... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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