Porn Convention 2011

In Focus

  • Behind the scenes at the Adult Entertainment Expo 2011 in Las Legas, Nevada.
    By: Chris Morris, |Special to CNBC.com

    As leaders and fans gather in Las Vegas for the industry's annual convention, there's no denying that growing Internet piracy and spiraling DVD sales are putting the squeeze on profits.

Features

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    By: Chris Morris, |Special to CNBC.com

    Long before the rest of the corporate world has figured out how best to adopt the latest tech trend, porn companies have dissected it and found a way to make money from it.--and wireless os no exception.

  • iPhone App Ban
    By: Chris Morris,|Special to CNBC.com

    Apple may have banned porn from its app store, but the industry has found a back door into iDevices and is thriving as a result.

  • Jason Thompson
    By: Chris Morris,|Special to CNBC.com

    It's hard to recall a worse time to jump into the porn business, but the lure  also remains strong for some.  Here's the story of three newcomers who showed up at the industry's annual expo.

Slideshows

  • 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.
    By: By Chris Morris

    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.

  • 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’
    By: By Chris Morris

    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.

  • Women are the main attraction in the adult entertainment industry, but when it comes to the people behind the scenes, it’s very much a male-dominated business. While there are some cracks in the glass ceiling, men still hold most of the power positions in porn. Some of the power players in porn are familiar names, but a significant number have very low public profiles. All of them, though, have significant influence and authority throughout the industry – and sometimes, that’s entirely by accide
    By: By Chris Morris

    Some of the power players in porn are familiar names, but a significant number have very low public profiles. Here's a look at the industry's power brokers.

  • 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.

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