TikTok is testing the idea of allowing its creators to charge subscriptions for their content, a spokesperson told The Information. Earlier Wednesday, rival Instagram announced it was offering paid subscriptions to a small group of influencers. Currently ByteDance-owned TikTok supports tips, which let fans send creators money through their profiles. Viewers can also react to videos by buying...
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KKR Has Considered Buying Venture Lender to Expand Startup Debt
Private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is looking to expand its lending to venture-backed startups and has considered buying a venture-focused lender or recruiting a team of professionals focused on such deals, people familiar with the talks told The Information. Some KKR rivals, including Blackstone, have been making a similar push into venture debt, anticipating that tech...
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