In today’s top news, Airbnb hosts can now use Visa Direct to up their cash flow, and Fiserv is teaming with PayPal and Venmo to bring QR codes to the point-of-sale (POS). Plus, Alphabet’s retail and shoppable content sectors grew in Q1.

Visa Teams With Airbnb To Facilitate Faster Host Payments

Visa and Airbnb are teaming up to help hosts improve their cash flow. With Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time push payments platform, Airbnb hosts can now easily move money from Airbnb to a bank account linked to a Visa debit card.

QR Codes Gain More Mainstream Traction Through PayPal And Fiserv

Fiserv’s support of PayPal and Venmo QR codes at the point of sale points to the traction they are gaining in omnichannel commerce….

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