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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 saw a pick up in sales of their fall collection during the month of August. Here's what consumers are buying.
A report entitled "Red Light States: Who Buys Adult Entertainment" highlights where the revenues for pornographic entertainment on the internet actually come from.
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.