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Fabian Thylmann Interviewed for 'The Butterfly Effect' Audiobook

Writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson has released his new audiobook, “The Butterfly Effect,” which offers an up-close and personal interview with Fabian Thylmann, who chronicles his former company’s rise to dominance and how it shook the adult entertainment industry.

Fabian Thylmann Settles Tax Case With German Prosecutors

Cologne prosecutors have settled their tax case against Fabian Thylmann, the former managing partner of Manwin, the adult entertainment conglomerate rebranded as MindGeek after he left the company.

Fabian Thylmann Subject of New Criminal Probe, Die Welt Says

Fabian Thylmann, the former managing partner of Manwin who was indicted on tax evasion charges in Cologne, is now the subject of a second federal probe over suspicion that he made pornography available to minors in Germany through the website MyDirtyHobby, according to a report today.


Hidden Gems: Digging Deeper Into Traffic Ecosystems

As adult content continues to evolve from the glory days of its time as a product for monetization into a valuable marketing hook for other products to monetize, the proliferation of new ad networks and the variety of ad services being launched each week is quickly creating a dizzying array of options for media buyers seeking to maximize their ROI on every ad spend.

Stewart Tongue ·

Look Into the Mirror

So rumor has it that Fabian Thylmann, the rotund and boyish face of the Corporate Porn Borg now known as Manwin for the last several years, is exiting stage left with a suitcase stuffed with nine-digits of cash.

Q. Boyer ·

Manwin Changes Name to MindGeek

Manwin has been renamed MindGeek, a move that company management announced to employees on Friday.

Fabian Thylmann Sells Stake in Manwin to Company Management

XBIZ has received confirmation that Fabian Thylmann has sold his stake in Manwin to the company's "top management team."

Manwin Appeals Rejected Trademark Application

Manwin attorneys yesterday filed a brief with a federal appellate panel over its application to trademark its MomsBangTeens brand, which was nixed by an examiner on a single ground — that it allegedly comprises immoral or scandalous matter.

Google Takes Down Record Number of 'Pirate' Links

Google took down a record-breaking 5.3 million allegedly infringing links from its search engine in the last week of September.

Manwin Says It’s Filing More Trademark Suits

Adult entertainment conglomerate Manwin is filing two more cybersquatting complaints targeting 59 more websites.

24 Websites Infringing on 'Tube8' Brand, Manwin Says

Manwin filed suit last week against operators of 24 websites, alleging their domains are infringing on trademarks registered for its "Tube8" brand.

Judge Orders 8 Websites Transferred to Bright Imperial

Bright Imperial, the company in the midst of being acquired by adult entertainment conglomerate Manwin, has received a federal judge's approval to take over eight "red tube"-like domain names used to stream adult tube site content.

Manwin Appeals Trademark Examiner's Decision Over XTube

A recent appeal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over its XTube brand illustrates just how determined the company is to make sure it protects its marks.

Adult Companies Sued Over Mobile Technology Patent

A number of adult entertainment companies were sued yesterday over patent infringement claims involving mobile media delivery technology.

Manwin Plans on Acquiring RedTube Properties

Manwin confirmed today that it plans to acquire the company operating one of the oldest and largest tube sites featuring adult entertainment —

Playboy TV Europe Outsources Broadcast Operations

Manwin-operated Playboy Plus has decided to outsource its primary European broadcast uplinking functions to Encompass Digital Media Inc. Teams With Designer Andrew Christian has wrapped another scene using apparel from top designer Andrew Christian, known for his sexy underwear, swimwear and sportswear.

Brazzers Signs 1st Contract Star — Madison Ivy has signed Madison Ivy as its first exclusive female contract star.

Manwin Taps RiskIQ to Scan for Malvertisements

Manwin announced today that it has deployed solutions from Internet security firm RiskIQ to protect both customers and website publishers from malicious advertisements.

ICM Registry: 12,000 .XXX Domain Names Sold During Promo

ICM Registry reported Wednesday that it has sold more than 12,000 .XXX domain names after offering a discount promotion earlier this month.