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Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber

Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber
Pipedream Products now produces American-made PVC and TPR at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, Calif. The manufacturer has been producing its own rubber in the U.S. since 2007, but a challenge appeared in 2013 when the internal production of the Basix collection could n... More »

Porn Studios Forecast Sizzling Parade of Projects for 2015

Porn Studios Forecast Sizzling Parade of Projects for 2015
What’s the outlook for 2015? That’s the big question in the minds of both producers and consumers of adult video entertainment as a new year dawns. An informal scan of future prospects reveals challenges and ample opportunities. XBIZ contacted more than a dozen producers, from longtime ... More »

Shades of Success: 2015 Looks Bright for Pleasure Products Sector

Shades of Success: 2015 Looks Bright for Pleasure Products Sector
With a new year upon us and the crucial Valentine’s Day holiday looming on the horizon, it’s an ideal time to look at what leading companies in the adult pleasure products sector have lined up for the months ahead. From innovative product launches to new twists on established lines, man... More »

Pleasure Products Industry Vets Share Advice, Tales of Biz Past

Pleasure Products Industry Vets Share Advice, Tales of Biz Past
Strong. Powerful. Long lasting. These words often describe the gizmos in the crazy world of adult sex toys but it also describes those people who have been in the industry for more than 15 years, mostly with the same company. They have stories, advice and insights like no others. And now, XBIZ shar... More »

Taking a Look at Some Myths About Processing

Taking a Look at Some Myths About Processing
No, this isn’t an article about the popular TV show on Discovery Channel. But when a good concept like that presents itself, we can’t help but think to ourselves, what are some common myths out there about payment processing? Or software development? Or online transactions? Or CCBill? A... More »

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 »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Cams Sector Placing Focus on Mobile in 2015

Throughout 2014, live webcams remained one of the most robust sectors of the adult entertainment industry. And as 2015 progresses, prominent cam trends to be on the lookout for include mobile optimization,... More »

Mobile: Fight for Platform Supremacy Drags On

Mobile connectivity has now matured and seems to be used by nearly everyone, but the fight for platform supremacy continues to rage across carriers, continents, device manufacturers and software systems. While... More »

Mobile, Niche Marketing a Priority for Dating Sites in 2015

Professional matchmaking has been around for centuries, but in recent years, Internet dating has taken it to a whole new level. The online dating sector continues to evolve as technology evolves, and noteworthy... More »
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