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The Best Check to Cash is Yours

The Best Check to Cash is Yours
Branching out on my own — the thought was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. It was an idea that I’d wavered upon, back and forth, for quite a while. I had only seriously begun to consider it this year, but it had been lingering in the back of my mind for many years. Though I had... More »

Hybrid Web Design: One Size Fits All

Hybrid Web Design: One Size Fits All
For web designers trying to create virtual properties that are all things to all people, an area of increasing challenge is to serve the needs of users that access these properties by using all manners of devices; from traditional home and laptop computers to TV set-top boxes and other so-called “... More »

Future of Sex Arrives

Future of Sex Arrives
The future promised us flying cars, jet packs and videophones. We’re waiting for those futuristic items, but Charlotte, N.C.-based AEBN, the VOD giant, has created an intimate and oft-requested bit of future fetish: the Real Touch, the first mass-marketed teledildonic device. Real Touch does not a... More »

Marketing a Monster

Marketing a Monster
It wasn’t easy, but we managed to corner Digital Playground publicist Adella O’Neal and squeeze her — and squeeze her hard! — for the secrets to marketing the biggest adult title release in the history of the genre. Next time you have a multi-million dollar feature to market, you might want ... More »

A Blockbuster for the Ages

A Blockbuster for the Ages
Just how does one follow up the most successful feature in modern adult entertainment history? Make it bigger better, of course. Oh, sure, it would be easy to rest on the laurels of “Pirates,” to ride that success through a few more sequels and Digital Playground would probably still make a... More »

The State of Merchant Banking

The State of Merchant Banking
Rest assured: Now more than ever, we believe there are excellent choices for merchants to obtain quality merchant account and payment processing solutions. One fact that can describe these times is that the payment industry is more regulated than ever, which may seem problematic to some, but in trut... More »

The Ugly Side of Sitting Pretty

The Ugly Side of Sitting Pretty
As a fairly vain and slightly lazy woman, I am at a disadvantage. I am worried about how I look, yet not motivated enough to spend hours at the gym or to stick to a strict diet. As a photographer, I am at an advantage since I am able to hide behind the camera. This means I am able to hide from ... More »

It's All About The Boys

It's All About The Boys
You may ask yourself, “What’s a straight guy like Rob Ragan doing running a successful gay distribution company that deals primarily in bareback content?” Ragan, owner/founder of All Boys Distribution, would tell you that good product is good product; the trick is to understand the market... More »

No Cure for the Summer Blues

No Cure for the Summer Blues
Every summer for the past 20 years I’ve been told that the predictable hot-season production slump was the worst ever seen. Come September, we were all happily back working our asses off as producers scramble to finish out their yearly title quotas. But this time I have to admit the worriers ... More »

ColorMunki Photo

ColorMunki Photo
Color problems got you singing the blues? Mismatched prints and irate clients making you see red? Then you need ColorMunki — an integrated color control solution that lets users calibrate their displays, projectors and printers for accurate color matching. Available for both PC and Mac users, C... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »

WIA Profile: Carmen Miller-Branch

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... More »
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