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  • .XXX Porn Domain Opens for Business Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Registration for the new .xxx Internet domain name kicked off on Wednesday, starting with a 50-day period during which businesses both inside and outside the adult entertainment industry can register for a .xxx domain or exclude their name from it to protect their reputation.

  • Job Search Pro Tip: Porn Sites Need CFOs Too Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 1:51 PM ET
    On-set with Digital Playground Adult Entertainment

    Layoff season has begun and it’s no secret that there’s more coming. And with the shrinking of the financial industry generally, some of you are probably going to have to think about transitioning to a new industry.

  • ‘The Erotic Engine’ — How Porn Changes Everything Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    The Erotic Engine

    "Mainstream companies, of course, are often too risk-averse to emulate the porn industry’s embrace of new media. But even if you’re not ready to make the leap, it is worth paying attention to the porn industry – the latest tech trends in porn are a strong predictor of the next big thing for mainstream," writes the author.

  • Porn Company Prices IPO Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Friend Finder Network

    After a series of false starts, the owner of Penthouse magazine and over two dozen adult Websites is finally going public.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Porn Paves the Way in The Business of Tech Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 2:58 PM ET
    online prostitution

    Apple and Google have been wading into 'cloud computing' for internet video—but porn is jumping in head first.

  • Porn: The Next Big Thing? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 12:51 PM ET
    The is a tech bellwether, often sensing the shift in consumer sentiment long before the mainstream world makes a move. So as the adult entertainment industry’s stars and power brokers walked the red carpet at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas – the adult entertainment industry’s equivalent of the Oscars – we polled a few, asking them what they thought would be the next big trend to sweep the industry. Click ahead for the top predictions from people in porn.

    As the adult entertainment industry’s stars and power brokers walked the red carpet at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas, we polled a few, asking them about the next big trend.

  • The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 9:25 AM ET
    Popularity in the porn industry is often fleeting. Some performers experience a meteoric rise and fall in the course of a year. Others connect with the audience on a different level and manage a multi-year ride at the top.Though there is no real formula for success in this industry, these 12 performers have proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, with tremendous staying power over the past few years. What’s more there are no signs their careers are in danger of waning anytime soon. Here’

    So, with the industry's annual expo underway in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, we've assembled porn's dirty dozen—the most popular porn stars, based on our reporting and analysis.

  • Top US States For Online Pornography Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a report released earlier this year entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from. According to , internet sales are the second largest piece of the $12.6 billion adult entertainment industry, drawing $2.84 billion in 2006.One of the most interesting findings in the study is American subscription patterns that utilized a list of zip codes

    A report entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from.

  • On the Set & at Home with Porn Star Jesse Jane Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 5:06 PM ET
    From her modest Oklahoma home to the center stage of the adult film world.  CNBC's "" takes you backstage and at home with mega Porn Star Jessie Jane.

    From her modest Oklahoma home to the center stage of the adult film world.CNBC's "Business of Pleasure" takes you backstage and at home with mega Porn Star Jesse Jane.

  • Pornographic Profits Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 3:06 PM ET
    In the new CNBC Original Production “Porn: Business of Pleasure” nothing is off limits when it comes to the $13 billion industry that aims to please but has been known to offend.

    In the new CNBC Original Production “Porn: Business of Pleasure” nothing is off limits when it comes to the $13 billion industry that aims to please but has been known to offend.

  • The Best-Selling Adult DVDs of All Time Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:30 PM ET
    The Adult Entertainment industry, although taboo in nature, is serious business. Every year, the top trade publication for the adult industry, the Adult Video Network (AVN), holds the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, which is touted as the industry’s largest event worldwide. How big is the adult entertainment industry? The most recent numbers from AVN's 2006 report show industry-wide sales to exceed $12.92 billion, although more conservative estimates place this number significantly lower.

    Adult DVD Empire is the largest online retailer of adult entertainment and it has compiled a list of its all-time best-selling adult DVDs. Click ahead to see the list...