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New Safe-Sex Porn Law Could Cost L.A. Billions

Many industries complain that new government regulations are bad for business; now, we're hearing it from the adult film biz. A proposed L.A. city regulation to require porn actors to use condoms has adult film makers threatening to leave Tinseltown -- and to take the lion's share of an $8 billion-a-year industry with them.

Twitter Hacked in Massive Malicious Tweet Attack

Think twice about tweeting Tuesday. A vulnerability on the Twitter.com web site is infecting users who only mouse over malicious tweets, even if they don't crack them open, according to security experts.

Apple's New Guidelines Mean App-solutely Nothing

After much criticism, Apple has published new guidelines to help developers know what sort of apps are likely to get approved or rejected. Sounds good. But if anything, they make matters only more confusing.

Playboy to Cut More Jobs in Bid to Restructure

Playboy Enterprises is downsizing its organizational structure as it continues its transition into a brand management company. The company expects to take a second quarter restructuring charge of $3 million, but will save more than $3 million annually.

Penthouse IPO Is Another Naked Gamble

FriendFinder Network, formerly known as Penthouse, needs money fast. The weight of hundreds of millions of dollars of debt has prompted it to turn to public capital markets. It%u2019s a desperate move -- in fact, the same move the company made a year ago under the same circumstances.

Even Porn Stars Get the Recession Blues

In 2006, porn DVD sales had hit nearly $4.3 billion, and online was good for another $1.5 billion. Today, the industry is suffering, as reflected in the annual Adult Entertainment Expo, currently underway in Las Vegas.

Judge nixes mandatory condoms in porn flicks

The porn business is going to keep its elbow room. A petition by an AIDS advocacy group to require that adult film companies use condoms when shooting movies has been denied by a Los Angeles judge.

Porn Titan Buying Playboy Shares

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (PLA), whose shares tanked Wednesday after a planned sale of the adult media empire collapsed, has one of porn's biggest executives in its corner. Bill Asher, the co-chief executive of the world's largest adult video producer, Vivid Entertainment Group, tells DailyFinance that he now owns 1 million shares of the company of the company Hugh Hefner founded more than 50 years ago.

The Deal to Save Playboy Collapses

Time may be running out for Playboy Enterprises. A deal has fallen apart to sell the publisher of the iconic men's magazine to Iconix Brand Group, owner of London Fog and Danskin. Iconix determined that "it would be too complicated to separate the Playboy brand from the company's other assets."

Porn industry wants a bailout

Banks, automakers and the porn industry. They don't sound like they go together, but they will if some leaders in the adult entertainment business...