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XBIZ World Presents the Top 50 Newsmakers of 2014

XBIZ World Presents the Top 50 Newsmakers of 2014
ADAMO ADS In early 2014, ADAMO Advertising debuted its self-serve platform for publishers and advertisers. In May, the company added Paxum and ePayService deposit and payout options for its clients. More news came out in the summer when ADAMO announced carrier and OS targeting. Chris Lebrun joined ... More »

XBIZ World Presents the Top 10 News Stories of 2014

XBIZ World Presents the Top 10 News Stories of 2014
2257 The long-running case over the legality of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A is now down to the wire in the appellate phase. Oral arguments are slated for Dec. 9 in the Free Speech Coalition’s case against the federal government. The Free Speech Coalition and other co-plaintiffs have... More »

XBIZ Premiere 2014: Top Newsmakers

XBIZ Premiere 2014: Top Newsmakers
ADAM & EVE In 2014 Adam & Eve Pictures released features such as “The Long Hard Ride” and “Untamed Heart” while it continued its parody push with “9 1/2 Weeks.” It also made a lot of ruckus with its “Real College Girl” Belle Knox title. Meanwh... More »

XBIZ Premiere: Top 10 Stories of 2014

XBIZ Premiere: Top 10 Stories of 2014
Porn-Condom Bill AB 1576 Stalls The state Senate Appropriations Committee did not act on AB 1576 on Aug. 14, halting the bill from moving forward. Porn-condom bill AB 1576, sponsored by Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton, Calif., was tabled — placed in the “suspense file” —... More »

A Perverted Passion

A Perverted Passion
The business of porn is driven by passion — both on the part of its consumers, as well as of its producers — but as with many passions, the brighter the flame burns, the faster it may burn out. “Are you still passionate about being in the adult entertainment business?” It wa... More »

Horse Play: COLT Studio Group Extends its Reach to Clothing Lines

Horse Play: COLT Studio Group Extends its Reach to Clothing Lines
More than any other company in the gay adult space, COLT Studio Group knows the value of its hard-earned brand — a name that has stretched its success far beyond its successful movies. That versatility has enabled the name to thrive through the industry’s sometimes rocky road. “We... More »

Panty Mania: Q&A With Rene Rofe’s Wilson Kello

Panty Mania: Q&A With Rene Rofeâs Wilson Kello
With the lasting influence of “Fifty Shades of Grey” continuing to drive the sales of BDSM accessories, other pleasure products categories also are seeing a spike in sales. Rene Rofe says that among them, crotchless panties are seeing a steady rise in sales. “The steady rise in po... More »

Pleasure Products: Too Hot to Handie

Pleasure Products: Too Hot to Handie
It seems that women have all the luck and all the pleasure in the adult toy industry with gizmos made of quality materials with the latest technology, in an endless spectrum of designs, shapes and colors. And for the lonely guys out there, pretty much all they have are cock rings that vibrate or not... More »

Giving Back: Deja Vu Inspires Industry Participation in Breast Cancer Fundraising

Giving Back: Deja Vu Inspires Industry Participation in Breast Cancer Fundraising
At Deja Vu, we are always very excited to participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and support this great cause. We do this in hopes that one day there will not be a cause to support. We are here to help those directly affected to celebrate more birthdays. It is very important for us to h... More »

Getting Into ‘Trouble’ is Paying Off for Pure Play Media

Getting Into âTroubleâ is Paying Off for Pure Play Media
Working on the frontlines of the DVD distribution market for so many years has provided me with unique insight into the buying, selling and content production habits of our talented and driven industry members. And two things are for certain: nothing stays the same, and nothing SHOULD stay the same.... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

SMS Billing Remains an Appealing Option in Some Territories

With the smartphone revolution, mobile devices are being used for everything from checking sports scores to getting local weather forecasts to sending e-mail. And the use of mobile devices for accessing... More »

Cryptocurrency Questions Are Finally Being Answered

Early in the news cycle for cryptocurrency, Bitcoin dominated all the headlines, before a series of catastrophic events tainted the brand in the minds of many consumers and potential investors. From the... More »

Where Are Micropayments Going for Adult?

Micropayments have become increasingly prominent in mainstream e-commerce. Apple’s iTunes model has changed the way music is consumed, helping to create an entire generation of youths who would rather... More »
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