“We Realized The Potential In The Mobile Adult Entertainment:” A TDQ Q&A With Entrepreneur Rene Pour

Rene Pour: Futurist, Innovator

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with entrepreneur Rene Pour. Rene spoke to us about his influence, what the app design scene is like in his native Slovakia, and his adult virtual reality site, REALITY LOVERS, Here is this week’s NSFW TDQ Q&A with Rene Pour:

The Daily Quarterly: You grew up in Slovakia. What’s the climate like there for entrepreneurs and app designers? 

Rene Pour: My company, operating in the affiliate marketing business, was built up in Slovakia and I am living there, and Reality Lovers is UK based. The climate in Slovakia is like in every other country, you have to deal with the same issues and topics, some of them may be slightly different, but the nature of managing a company and administration is the same as in other EU countries. One of the biggest challenges is finding good developers and people for technical positions.

TDQ: When did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

RP: This was a longer process in my professional life, and as I was working in  telecommunication services and mobile internet services, I found out that there was some space and a possibility within the mobile affiliate network business. I took the chance and started working on it. The basic idea was to do business with a small team of people. However, this changed when we realized the potential in the mobile adult entertainment. To be a good entrepreneur, I think you need to have visions, ideas and a good feeling for business, the mindset of “this is something I know, something I can put together”.

TDQ: What is the best advice you have ever gotten?

RP: “The meaning of life is to be stronger!” If you really take it to heart, being stronger can help you in a lot of situations.

TDQ: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?

RP: I have never received bad advice.  Even if you think you got a bad piece of advice, you can still learn from it. In the end, any advice is good!

Rene Pour

Rene Pour: Awarded for work in his field.

TDQ: Who are your influences?

RP: I do not have one specific person who influences me, it´s more situation-based. I am inspired by how people face(d) different situations, like Steve Jobs’ active return to Apple or how a young person like the F1 Racing Driver Sebastian Vettel can put so much focus and passion into his work. Another good example is the Austrian owner of Red Bull and his story of how he has built up and manages the Energy Drink Empire. I am more influenced by stories such as these.

TDQ: Tell us about your virtual reality entertainment site “REALITY LOVERS”

RP: RealityLovers.com was launched in May, 2016. I dare to say that the videos we currently produce are top-notch in terms of technology and content. We are continuously improving and adapt to the latest trends and technical possibilities. Recently, we have started shooting from two angles – POV and Voyeur. To make our customers happy, we have weekly updates (two updates per week) with new movies and furthermore, we are launching two more niche-sites with VR content, focusing on MILF and Tranny Lovers. With RealityLovers.com, we want to give our users a completely new feeling of watching porn, they should feel like they are in the middle of action, directly in the scene. To bring users closer to porn-stars and  provide them with more fantasy, entertainment and pleasure  compared to just watching 2D porn. We got into a very interesting, new situation during a porn conference in Berlin, where our female customers were complaining that we have not enough female-focused movies on the site. VR made porn interesting for women and opened a new target group for us! A woman also wants to be made happy by men! With RealityLovers.com, we are offering cutting-edge adult entertainment.

Rene Pour: Reality Lovers

Some technophobes think virtual reality is isolating. The actual reality of virtual reality is that it can bring real people together.

TDQ: How did you get into the VR and porn genre?

RP: The idea behind the company’s involvement in virtual reality was born during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2014 where the technology had been presented by major mobile industry players.

Our team’s focus on mobile technologies naturally leads us to continuously seek new, innovative products to diversify the portfolio of company services, which is why the business of virtual reality immediately caught our interest. After researching the specific possibilities in the adult entertainment vertical, we were convinced that VR would play an incredibly important role as a new medium and would have an enormous potential due to a deeper connection with people’s hearts and imaginations. We also believed that VR content would not focus solely on video games and conference calls as some people seemed to think. The market in the adult vertical was quite new and open, and we saw a huge opportunity to enter.  

We can say that again, as it already happened in the past, it was porn that moved the needle to bring the VR closer to the masses. Within a few years, the market has evolved to offer an amazing array of high-quality entertainment filmed with the newest VR camera technology. There are several key players on the US and European markets that exclusively produce erotic content in VR, following the goal of putting viewers in the middle of the action instead of behind it and providing immersive, truly emotional experiences.

Reality Lovers went live in May 2016 and within a year accomplished a few milestones including winning a Venus Award for the Most Innovative Product.

TDQ: What project are you working on next?

RP: It´s a secret ;-)! In general, we are focused on producing more and better content, and currently, we are working on our own green room studio, which will enable us to work with the background of the scene. The user can choose the location he/she wants the scene to take place. Further, we are working to move the viewer from the passively watching position deeper into the real virtual reality world. The customer should be able to actively react and make decisions based on the situations in the scene and their body should also be able to feel what is happening there.  

TDQ: Where do you see yourself and Reality Lovers in five years?

RP: I see us following our target to be one of the leading brands for adult VR entertainment. VR and Mixed Reality will be main drivers in the sex industry, giving much bigger possibilities to users, eventually coming close to a more interactive virtual sex experience. With RealityLovers.com, we want to offer our customers maximum quality and the best entertainment, also in combination with active sex tools. Personally, I don´t want to replace normal sex between people, which is simply irreplaceable! However, by diving into the world of virtual sex and their possibilities within, we want to provide more entertainment, pleasure and fulfill the desires of adult online consumers.

“We Need To Reinforce A New Culture Of Love And Respect Amongst The Youth:” A TDQ Q&A With POWER2GETHER.com Founder Dan Malka

Dan Malka

Dan MalkaDan Malka, left, with his close personal friend Ray Donovan star Steven Bauer.

This week’s TDQ Q&A is with Dan Malka, founder of the website POWER2GETHER.com. Dan spoke to us about what inspired him to launch the site, how he hopes to reach and inspire teens today and his goal and vision for the site. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Dan Malka:

The Daily Quarterly: Tell us about your website, POWER2GETHER.COM

Dan Malka: Power2gether is a secure online space designed to initiate, inspire and reward socially responsible behaviors both online and offline.

Beginning with empowering teens to become socially responsible… we want to encourage, reinforce and promote socially conscious behavior by rewarding the youth with “COOL” products for their positive and responsible actions

Power2Gether is all about training today’s youth to act with social consciousness and become positive, strong contributors in their online and offline communities. Our mission is to cultivate and empower a generation of socially responsible leaders that will be the driving force to a positive social change while integrating a fun, cool and rewarding platform that speaks the language of today’s youth.

Power2gether is social media with a purpose to instill positive values and promote leadership, social change, digital responsibility and a unified society.

TDQ: What was the genesis for you launching the site?

DM: Power2gether’s inception began a few years ago with a unique approach in hopes of resolving the issues we see today with kids on social media, the negative effects that come from it and cyber-bullying. We needed to be different, unique and cool enough where today’s youth has the desire to engage in making a difference and finding a positive way of using social media.

Social media is the way the world moves today from all aspects, and mostly the way we all connect. Launching our concept within the social space would be the most effective way to ignite what we are about to launch; especially since our target demographic pretty much lives, eats and breathes social media.

I find fascinating the ability to reach out to millions with a few clicks and we hope doing so in order to create a larger impact that will help us build an empowering P2G community wanting to make a difference in the world through our innovative and interactive model.
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New Clive Davis Autobiography Reveals His Roles In “New Coke” And His Invention Of The iPad

Clive Davis

A rare glimpse inside Clive Davis Laboratories where the magic happens.

Los Angeles—Former “American Idol” winner and star of stage and screen Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only celebrity named and skewered in record mogul Clive Davis’ new autobiography, “The Soundtrack of My Life.” Davis also said that he tried his best to prevent “massive career mistakes” that other protégé’s made, and at the same time resisted taking credit for some tremendous inventions and ideas that have helped change the world, namely, the iPad.

Early in the book, Davis said that he “wasted, ultimately, more than a month of my precious time” trying to convince Coca-Cola executives not to change the classic formula back in 1985. The advice that Davis tried to give the execs, including one former record company employee who was instrumental in the soft drink maker’s decision to “update the taste or some such nonsense,” fell on deaf ears. But David was quickly proven correct in his assessment, and was sent “a lifetime supply of the caramel-colored drink, though in all honesty,” Davis said he prefers “Tab.” Continue reading

“Like Most Middle-aged Men I Predate The Internet:” A TDQ Q&A With Writer And Professor Adam Penenberg

Adam Penenberg

Adam Penenberg's reputation for exposing illegitimate sources and bringing down frauds, coupled with supplying his own image, equates to minimal Photoshopping...this time. Expect something Steve Zahn related for part 2.

This week, The Daily Quarterly spoke to writer and ethics professor Adam Penenberg. When Adam isn’t writing ground-breaking articles or teaching at New York University, he’s letting Steve Zahn play him in movies like “Shattered Glass.” Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with writer Adam Penenberg:

The Daily Quarterly? How did you  hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Adam Penenberg: What’s the Daily Quarter? I still haven’t heard of it.

TDQ: How excited were you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?

Penenberg: Somewhere between the time Katie Couric interviewed me on the Today Show and my accountant asked about my business expenses for 2006.
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Wall Streeter Shocked When Cab Transforms Into Robot

NYC Robot

A view of the cab that allegedly "transformed" into a robot. Lexicographers are struggling to come up with a word to adequately describe what they saw. Carmaton is being tossed around. Vehiclebot was my suggestion, but no one seems into it. Image Credit: Scott Meadow, George Rex, Stuart Fannon

By: Scott Meadow, Contributing Robot Reporter
New York—Local Wall Street worker Tim Johnson was shocked today when his cab suddenly transformed into a huge robot in front of him.

Johnson was on his way to work on what was an otherwise completely normal day. “It’s been such a hassle to get into the office since the protests started,” said Johnson, “so I left an hour early this morning. The cab driver looked totally normal. He didn’t speak, but I can’t understand most cabbies anyway. When he mounted the curb — again pretty normal — I got out, and before I’d gotten a step or two away, the entire cab transformed itself into some sort of huge robot, right before my eyes! I don’t know what you’d call something like that, something that transforms from one thing into something else, but it was pretty amazing!”
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