Why is there no Netflix for porn?

Porn is a huge driver of online traffic, and Netflix has been successfully conditioning millions of people to consume online video with an all-you-can-eat subscription. So why hasn’t the adult industry been able to get consumers to pay up for a Netflix for porn?

Google TV porn powered by HTML5, not native apps

Porn studios have long been on the forefront of technological development, adopting new media distribution models before mainstream content producers even take notice. So what does it mean that porn companies like Vivid and PinkVisual utilize HTML5, and not native apps, to get on Google TV?

Apple targets iPhone4S.com, misleading porn domains

Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization on Thursday in order to get misleading porn domain redirects shut down. Among the list of seven domain names Apple is targeting is “iPhone4S.com,” which poses a potential image problem for Apple and its customers.

Does Cinemax’s iPad app violate Apple’s no-porn policy?

Anyone who’s ever subscribed to Cinemax might know it better for the availability of softcore porn during late-night hours than its Hollywood movie library. Now it’s bringing that content to the iPad through its Max Go app. But does that violate Apple’s strict anti-porn policy?

Playboy Bypasses the App Store: A Model for Other Digital Magazines?

Playboy finally arrived fully uncensored on the iPad, but it couldn’t go through the App Store to get there. Instead, it’s a web app, sidestepping Apple’s rules and requirements. Sounds like a sweet deal, but is it a model that will be attractive to other magazines?

Private Media Wants to Be the Groupon of Porn

Porn company Private Media plans to give away a lot of its X-rated content. The move is meant to offer alternatives to unlicensed video sites. So how does Private intend to make money? By running ads for major brands as part of a Groupon-like voucher scheme.

Why I Hate CES, and Why I’ll See You There

I really do hate CES. Not because I dislike gadgets or the saturation of CES stories in the media, but because I live in Las Vegas. Try getting a table at a restaurant in any Strip property anywhere. Or, better yet, don’t — you won’t succeed.

Porn Industry Eyes iTunes-like Pricing to Fight Piracy

The adult industry’s Free Speech Coalition has been using technology from Vobile to track porn piracy for a few months now while also trying to educate consumers. The results of these efforts have the coalitions executive director thinking about embracing iTunes-like pricing for adult content.

Video: Private CEO Says Porn Piracy Is Promotion

Private Media Group CEO Berth Milton doesn’t think it’s worth fighting piracy. The porn veteran wants to instead give the content of his adult entertainment company away and use it as a free promotional tool to build a new business based on actual real-life sex.

Porn CEO: Don’t Fight Piracy With DRM

Steve Jobs promised iPad users “freedom from porn,” and Apple isn’t approving any adult-themed apps for the device. Porn studios like Private Media nonetheless target iPad owners, and Private CEO Ilan Bunimovitz told us that his company has an equally promising offer to make: Freedom from DRM.