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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Behind the scenes at the Adult Entertainment Expo 2011 in Las Legas, Nevada.

    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.

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    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.

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    Microsoft told CNBC it wouldn't license or condone such a game. While Kotaku reports this means Microsoft can block the game, it's not clear the software giant will be successful.

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    In a world where porn is struggling to make money because so much of it can be accessed for free, here's something new the industry can charge for.

  • This year's Victoria's Secret runway event has aspirations for the purchasing public this holiday season. Not that they need any convincing. Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret parent company, says a large part of the businesses recent surge in sales is largely due in part of the brand's Pink line, catering to older teens and college-aged women. The runway show, which airs this Nov 30th on CBS, is always a hit, too, even without the "Head Angel" Heidi Klum who quit the show.Celebrity pop stars Kat

    Each year, Victoria's Secret kicks off its holiday-selling season with a runway event, designed to build excitement about its products. Not that they need much convincing this year.

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    Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.

  • Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time. But the man who grew up to be a magazine magnate and famous playboy came from humble beginnings in the Midwest. It was that background that informed and inspired his business and personal decisions.Here, we take a look at some of the "firsts" in Hefner's life — the moments that have shaped the man and the iconi

    Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time.

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    The agency that controls Internet addresses said Friday it will consider adding the .xxx suffix for pornography to the list that people and companies can pick for their online identities.

  • Displays during the opening of the Museum of Sex in New York.

    A few years ago, when Ann Marie Coughlin, a New York dominatrix also known as Domina M., donated her brushed-steel bondage machine to be shown at the Museum of Sex, many people benefited.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.

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    Aware that Apple frowns on displays of naked flesh — the company recently culled thousands of applications deemed to be objectionable — he used pictures of the models in clothing and in underwear, rather than fully naked, as they appear on the Web, and called the application Not Quite Naked People.  “Apparently Apple even has a problem with naked legs,” he said.

  • A model gets her hair and make up done before the show.

    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show attracts a big TV audience every year as millions tune in to gawk at leggy models strutting down the runway in lingerie.

  • Although consumers are still spending with restraint, Frederick's of Hollywood actually saw a pick up in sales of their fall collection during the month of August. CEO Linda LoRe attributes this trend to the "bright colors and fun fabrics" featured in the fall line-up.  "The price points are so sharp," LoRe adds. According to LoRe, shoppers have a more limited budget, but they still want to be excited by the clothes they buy. "They want value. They want style," she says. Frederick's has been try

    Although consumers are still spending with restraint, Frederick's of Hollywood saw a pick up in sales of their fall collection during the month of August. Here's what consumers are buying.