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  (BOCA RATON, FL. ‒ December 12, 2007) Penthouse Media Group Inc., parent to Penthouse Magazine, one of the world’s leading men’s lifestyle publications and producers of online, licensed and broadcast content and materials, announced today that it has acquired internet social networking giant Various, Inc. and its subsidiaries for $500 million in cash and securities. With $340 million in projected combined 2007 revenues, this acquisition makes Penthouse the largest adult entertainment company in the world.

November 28, 2007 - FriendFinder Members Will Choose Which Charities Receive $200,000 Donation
  Members of the largest social network, Various, Inc., are collaborating on how to distribute $200,000 in donations to charities. This is the first time that members of a large social networking community have been empowered to choose where the company’s donations are spent.

June 18, 2007 - Adult FriendFinder Offers FSC Matching Grant to Battle 2257 Changes
  Sexual networking site has offered a grant to the Free Speech Coalition that will match donations up to $10,000 made to the organization in aid of its fight against certain amendments to the 18 U.S.C. § 2257 record-keeping statute.

June 11, 2007 -, Motivated By "Restricted To Adults" Labeling Program, Becomes Platinum Sponsor of Internet Child Protection Organization ASACP, the world's leading social networking site for individuals seeking intimate partners, has become a platinum sponsor of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), a leading child protection organization.

May 30, 2007 - Leading Social Networking Website Survey Reveals How Sexy People Feel About Porn -- They Want To Be In It!
  A survey conducted among members of, the leading social network site for people seeking intimate relationships, indicates not only that an overwhelming majority enjoy watching pornographic movies and get sexually aroused by them, but more than two thirds would even like to be in a porn movie.

May 25, 2007 - and Launch $300,000 "Summer Blast-Off" Contest, the leading social networking site for people seeking intimate relationships, and, a leading online video chat service, have launched "Summer Blast-Off" -- a sales incentive contest that will award $300,000 in prizes to top earning affiliates during the month of June.

April 3, 2007 - Business 2.0 Profiles Various, Inc. and Andrew Conru, Founder and Driving Force Behind ""
  Business 2.0, the Time Inc. publication that covers entrepreneurs and new business trends, has published an extensive profile of Various, Inc. and its founder, Andrew Conru that promises to be one of the best-read articles in the April issue which is on sale now.

February 12, 2007 - Various, Inc. Acquires, World's Largest Bondage and Fetish Website
  Various, Inc., the leading owner of intimate dating and relationships websites, has acquired, a highly popular site devoted to alternative lifestyles. The newly acquired company will join the Various site and together they will create the world's largest online community for bondage, discipline and fetish enthusiasts (BDSM). will also compliment, and other holdings of Various Inc.

January 2, 2007 - Vivid Girl Savanna Samson Offers Very Helpful Sex Advice In Her First Column For's Magazine
  The first sex advice column by Vivid Girl Savanna Samson, a recognized super star in the adult entertainment world, will be posted on the magazine of intimate dating site this week and it’s unlike any of her predecessors in the pleasure guidance arena.

December 19, 2006 - Vivid Girl and Super Star Savanna Samson Named Sex Advice Columnist For, Leading Social Networking Site For Intimate Relationships
  Vivid Girl and super star Savanna Samson has a new gig ‒ she's the Sex Advice Columnist for, the leading intimate dating and relationships website with millions of members. Her first monthly column will appear in January 2007.

November 17, 2006 - Increases Payouts to Affiliate Webmasters Up To 75 Percent With New Incentive Model, the live video chat site from, today announced an incentive based affiliate payout program that will increase payments to webmasters by as much as 75 percent.

October 25, 2006 - How Often Do Sexy People Think About Sex? New Poll Says At Least 10 Times a Day
  More than three-quarters of respondents to an online survey say they think about sex at least 10 times a day, and a quarter think about it "constantly," according to a poll conducted by the world’s leading sexy online community and dating site with approximately 30-million registered members.

October 18, 2006 - Hosts Playboy Mansion Pajama and Lingerie Party of the Year on November 10 With 100 Playboy Models and 30 Nude Painted Girls, the world's leading sexy online community and dating site, will host an "off the hook" Playboy Mansion Pajama and Lingerie Party in Los Angeles on Friday, November 10th featuring over 100 Playboy models and 30 painted naked girls.

October 17, 2006 - Love Emerges Victorious in "Sex and Politics" Poll From
  Men and women agree that love trumps politics when it comes to sex, according to a recent poll of more than 2,300 men and women conducted by, a leading online dating site.

October 6, 2006 - Social Networking Website Affiliates Compete to Win a Stunning Ferrari Modena 360f1 Sports Car
  It could pay off big time for a webmaster who shows extraordinary skill driving Internet traffic to the social networking websites,,, and

September 15, 2006 - Various, Inc. Increases Payouts and Continues Multi-Site Bonus; Announces Audit of Affiliate Program
  Various, Inc., parent company of the world's largest group of adult online dating websites, has announced an increase in the tiered payout structure for its affiliate program. Now pays a higher percentage on its initial orders. We have added several new tiers to our percentage program, effectively increasing the payout for many of our affiliates.

September 13, 2006 - celebrates ten years: 130 million people looking for love and counting, at over 150,000 every day
  FriendFinder, Inc., the online social and community network, has completed a decade of helping people hook up in cyber space -- at a rate of more than 150,000 new hopefuls every day.

August 16, 2006 - FriendFinder introduces new payment system that allows direct billing by mobile operators; PSMS proves to be an instant success in the U.K., the leading online dating and social networking operator, has launched a new payment system that permits its members to be billed directly by their cell phone operators in the United States, Australia and most European countries.

August 10, 2006 - How Far Will you Go on a First Date? Almost One Third Say "All The Way, Baby!" According to Online Dating Service Poll of 12,000 Men and Women
  Twenty nine percent, or almost a third of 12,000 survey respondents, say they usually "go all the way, baby" on a first date, according to a recent poll conducted by popular online dating service Adult FriendFinder.

July 31, 2006 - Danni and partner to launch website
  Danni, the popular men’s entertainment company, and Adult FriendFinder, the leading intimate personals site, have launched a new co-branded web community,, that will allow site visitors to engage in erotic chats, search for sexual encounters and view hundreds of exhibitionist members’ webcams. Membership to the site is free.

July 26, 2005 - Online Dating Leader Various Inc. Acquires Spring Street Networks
  The company powering online dating personals for websites such as, The Onion and, has been acquired by privately held Various Inc., the parent company of FriendFinder, the world’s largest operator of dating and social networking websites.

July 7, 2005 - Senior FriendFinder reports 400% increase in seniors’ online dating
  According to Senior FriendFinder, the largest seniors dating site on the web, the number of people joining its site has increased 476 percent since 2001. The site now has more than 400,000 members, up from 91,847 in June 2001.

April 8,2005 - Gigacash and Adult FriendFinder team to launch GigaPersonals
  GigaCash, one of the top-paying affiliate programs in the adult industry, has teamed with market-leader Adult FriendFinder to launch GigaPersonals.

March 23, 2005 - FriendFinder and Streamray Inc. Announce Merger
  Various Inc., the new parent company of FriendFinder, the world’s largest operator of dating and social networking websites, and Streamray Inc., one of the web’s leading live cam companies, have announced their merger.

March 23, 2005 - Online sex survey says: 45 percent need sex weekly…or they feel weakly
  How long can you go without sex? For members of, the world’s largest adult online dating site, the answer is: not long.

February 10, 2005 - FriendFinder Members Chose their Fantasy Celebrity Date for Valentine's Day
  Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp are in Big Demand among FriendFinder's Male and Female Members

February 9, 2005 - Friendfinder Instant Messaging Center Delivers Instant Gratification for Online Daters
  FriendFinder's New IMC Gives Members Wide Range of Instant Features to Meet that Special Someone

January 3, 2005 - Spins Out of FriendFinder, Inc. to Launch Marketing Services Firm
  Medley offers a unique expertise focused on customer acquisition, conversion and retention, with a proven track record of successfully launching over twenty websites.

January 3, 2005 - Adult FriendFinder, Inc. launches aggressive marketing partnership program
  Adult FriendFinder can now allow select partners to build tailored marketing programs that leverages not only Adult FriendFinder but other websites within the FriendFinder network of over 86 million members.

December 14th, 2004 - FriendFinder launches enabling today's active women to find interested companions online
  With Over Two Million Active Members, Is Already The Largest Online Dating Destination Specifically Designed For Women With A Variety of Interests

November 30th, 2004 - FriendFinder launches to offer customized online dating community for baby boomer singles To Fill Unique Tech-Savvy Baby Boomer Needs With Focus on Fitness, Fun and Rock & Roll Music

February 12th, 2004 - Friends’ Star Jennifer Aniston Chosen As America’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Fantasy Date
  Baby Boomers Demi Moore, Meg Ryan & Diane Lane Beat Out Twenty-Year-Old Competitors in Survey by World’s Largest Online Dating Network

January 23rd, 2004 - Various, Inc. announces position as World's largest online dating destination
  comScore media metrix data confirm FriendFinder’s market leadership, based upon a custom category of online dating sites*

January 12th, 2004 - Now Singles can Flirt in the Virtual World adds Dynamic new Dimension to Online Dating Chat Rooms with ‘FlashChat.’ - Transforms Flat Text-Based Online Chat Rooms into a Virtual Party with Movable, Costumed Avatars and Multi-Dimensional “Rooms”

January 5th, 2004 - FriendFinder Online Dating Far Outranks the Competition; Multiple Awards Bestowed on Leading Online Dating Service, Asia FriendFinder And Senior FriendFinder Rated #1 By Premier Personals, a Leading Authority on Online Dating

December 31st, 2003 ‒ Singles Make New Year’s Resolution to Reveal More Intimate Information to Improve Online Dating in 2004
  FriendFinder Survey Overwhelmingly Points to Singles Wanting to Improve Their Online Personality Profiles as Key To Finding “The One”

October 16th, 2003 ‒ World’s Largest Online Dating Network Launches
  October 16, 2003 - Palo Alto, CA - Various, Inc., the world’s largest operator of online dating and social networking communities, today announced the launch of

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