The Verge – 1/27/16: Venmo, the PayPal-owned app that lets you send money with your smartphone, is expanding from peer-to-peer payments to in-app purchases in a direct challenge to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The company today announced partnerships with sports ticket app Gametime and food delivery app Munchery, which will both now use payment info stored in Venmo to let users buy tickets or order meals. The feature, called Pay With Venmo, is limited to select iOS users for now, but it will make its way to Android in the future, says Venmo general manager Michael Vaughan.

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