Category Archive: CNBC

Porn becomes less seedy, but not quite mainstream

On the surface, it would seem like 2015 is an ideal year for porn to break into the mainstream. Adult actresses are becoming increasingly well known—making cameos on popular TV shows and sometimes… Continue reading

Porn is seducing crowdfunders

Crowdfunding has worked its way into just about every corner of everyday life these days. Donors can pledge money to new tech, upcoming major motion pictures and even potato salad, so it really… Continue reading

Gunmakers’ big bet on women pays off

Guns have long been a man’s world. But as growth in the firearm industry slows down, gunmakers are increasingly focusing on women to boost sales—and that bet is starting to pay off. The… Continue reading

Hot firearms from the 2015 SHOT Show

If you’re an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, Las Vegas is the place to be this week. The annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show—better known as the SHOT Show—is the launching pad… Continue reading

Russia’s Kalashnikov now Made in the USA

Kalashnikov AK-47s are legendary in the gun world, but as of last July 16, imports of the weapon were banned—part of the economic sanctions put into place against Russia after its suspected role… Continue reading

Porn’s great rotation: Goodbye tech, hello 2nd Amendment

Porn, it would seem, has traded in one set of bedfellows for another. For 12 years, the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and CES went hand in hand. Starting in 2012, however, many attendees… Continue reading

Porn’s new capitals: Romania and Colombia?

Telecommuting is shaking up the porn industry. Camgirls—models who earn their living by stripping (and more) in front of a computer webcam for hundreds of people watching live online—are taking advantage of the… Continue reading

Porn industry embraces plus-sized business

The porn industry has a long history of spotlighting women with Barbie-like figures and impossible proportions. But just as pop culture began to feature women with more natural figures in TV, movies and… Continue reading

Gun accessory maker: ‘Lazy’ retail holds us back

Crimson Trace is a leader in the laser sight space for handguns, and the company has been enjoying rapid growth for the majority of the past six years. But CEO Lane Tobiassen faces… Continue reading

Porn stars’ best business advice: Diversify

Not too long ago, the chief requirement to become a porn superstar was to have sex on camera, and do so in an enticing fashion to win over fans. Today, the rules have… Continue reading