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Venmo’s New Credit Card Puts QR Codes Front and Center

Venmo, the payments app owned by

PayPal Holdings Inc.,

has introduced its first physical credit card, stamped with a prominent QR code on the front.

Venmo is gradually rolling out the ability to apply for the card, which is issued by

Synchrony Financial,

to its app users in the U.S. starting this week, the company said.

Cardholders can choose from five color schemes—from “Nightlife black” to “Cotton Candy pink”—and must scan the card’s unique QR code with the Venmo app to activate it.

The main purpose of the code on the card is to bring the digital experience of splitting checks and purchases via Venmo—a big part of Venmo’s pitch to new users—into the physical world, said Darrell Esch, senior vice president and general manager of Venmo.

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New York City to close schools, non-essential business in nine ‘hot spot’ ZIP codes

Oct. 4 (UPI) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that non-essential businesses, public and private schools in areas most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will close Wednesday pending state approval.

The mayor said the closures will affect nine ZIP codes in Brooklyn and Queens with above 3% COVID-19 positivity test rates for at least seven consecutive days, adding that 11 other ZIP codes in the city that have not yet reached 3% positivity rate could face their own restrictions.

“This was not an easy choice to make, and let me be clear: we haven’t seen any issues in these schools. We must, however, be proactive about the safety and health of New Yorkers,” said de Blasio. “This is out of an abundance of caution and in coordination with a larger strategy that mirrors what we did successfully in the spring of a larger shutdown to make

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North Olmsted close to revamping business sign zoning codes

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The signs are all there for North Olmsted City Council next month to approve a more than year-long journey to revamp the community’s zoning codes related to business signage.

“It’s definitely coming down the home stretch of the project,” Director of Planning and Community Development Kimberly Lieber said. “The final stage is the council adoption stage.

“This was more of a full rewrite than a slight text change. We wanted to address those areas of the code that were not working for us.”

The update of the sign code covers size and scale, temporary signs, sign face calculation, architectural features, design guidelines, drive-through facilities, sign variances, administration and enforcement.

While pole signs will continue to be prohibited by the city, a notable change residents can expect involves digital signs, which currently aren’t permitted.

“In the new code, a limited amount of digital signage — not to

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