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Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit

Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit
In the fall of 2012, Crystal Delights — which began its corporate life as a designer of purely digital sex toys for the Second Life virtual world — unveiled plans to release the “Torch,” a double-ended, handmade glass sex toy inspired by Wicked Pictures’ “Spartacu... More »

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?
One of the most contentious issues to hit the U.S. adult entertainment industry has been the highly politicized moves to mandate condoms and other protective barriers. Enforced under current workplace safety rules, these measures would no doubt help to increase performer safety, but at the cost of ... More »

Dev Depo: Clipping Magic, Masking Images Online

Dev Depo: Clipping Magic, Masking Images Online
For a wide range of web applications and users, removing an image’s background is a common yet troublesome task. While Photoshop and other tools offer powerful solutions for this chore, they can be difficult to use and are not always available to users on the go. Enter ClippingMagic.com, a fr... More »

Wide World of Gags

Wide World of Gags
The old proverb “silence is golden” has been part of the English language for centuries, and in consensual BDSM play, silence — or at least muffled moaning — is often achieved by using a gag. There are many different types of gags in BDSM, and they are a popular part of kinky... More »

Q&A With Dr. Yvonne Fulbright on XR Brands ‘Savvy’ Line

Q&A With Dr. Yvonne Fulbright on XR Brands ‘Savvy’ Line
XR Brands has introduced its “Savvy” line of massagers, kits and intimate accessories designed with and recommended by AASECT-certified sexuality educator and published author Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD. The company said the collection matches intimate pleasure with intimate wellness,... More »

Lubricants: Slick Science

Lubricants: Slick Science
What does it take to develop something new in the world of personal lubricants, a category in the adult industry that has exploded in the past several years with endless choices for consumers? How can a company distinguish itself with ingredients never before used for intimate purposes? Why did a ch... More »

Dev Depot: Jeditable, Providing Inline Editing Functions

Dev Depot: Jeditable, Providing Inline Editing Functions
According to coder Mika Tuupola, Jeditable (www.appelsiini.net/projects/jeditable) is a jQuery plugin providing inplace editing functions, which with a few lines of JavaScript, allows users to click and edit the content of designated HTML elements. For example, when a user clicks editable text on a... More »

Dev Depot: Wow Slider, Flexible jQuery Powered Slider System

Dev Depot: Wow Slider, Flexible jQuery Powered Slider System
Among the most popular of web design trends over the past few years has been the use of sliding horizontal panels, known as carousels and sliders. These implementations range from simple eye candy to full-blown gallery sites and everything in between; with a wide range of frameworks available to mak... More »

Google Enters Webcam Market

Google Enters Webcam Market
Ask nearly anyone involved in Internet marketing what today’s hotspots are and they will likely mention terms such as “interactive,” “live chat” and “user uploaded videos,” along with current concepts such as personalization and content monetization. One co... More »

Direct Connection: ModelCentro Helps Turn Models Into Products

Direct Connection: ModelCentro Helps Turn Models Into Products
Among the most pronounced trends in online adult entertainment has been the move of talent into the role of producer and distributor — where direct access to fans via live cams, social media and other channels may provide a healthier and more profitable path than the one currently being offere... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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