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Bengaluru-based EWar Games on Wednesday announced collaboration with the Delhi-based gaming giant Baazi Games. Following the tie-up, EWar Games will be adding Baazi Games’ flagship products like PokerBaazi and BalleBaazi on its gaming platform.

While on one hand the partnership enables EWar Games to introduce real-money games like online poker and fantasy cricket to its user base, on the other hand, it will help Baazi Games to leverage EWar Games’ platform to attract and acquire new players for its existing games. 

“The latest partnership between EWar and Baazi—two popular names in India’s the gaming industry—is indeed quite unique and significant, as it paves the way to a versatile experience for an emerging pool of real-money gamers in our country. By adding Baazi Games’ skill and mind-based games for the first time on EWar’s platform, we are fulfilling our promise of constantly expanding our game offerings, adding value and bringing more opportunities to earn money for our users. Going forward, we at EWar are confident of giving a wonderful combination of streaming and fair gaming experience in poker, fantasy cricket and other games offered by Baazi,” said EWar Games founder and chief executive officer Parth Chadha.

This development comes at the time when India’s most loved T20 cricket league (the Indian Premier League/IPL) is back in action after getting delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, and similarly, an increasing number of people across the nation are showing interest in and/or turning to new genres of online gaming, including

Sorry, Devils fans. Hate to be the bearer of disappointing news if you’ve been waiting for general manager Tom Fitzgerald to make a big free-agent splash to speed up a franchise rebuild.

Not happening.

Not this year.

And maybe not next year.

Fitzgerald made that crystal clear in a Sunday morning Zoom call.

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The Devils have a plan to go for it once young centers Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes reach their prime, but not before even though they still are under $18.35 million under next season’s $81.5 million salary cap following three significant weekend acquisitions – defenseman Ryan Murray (4.6M) and left wing Andreas Johnsson ($3.4M) via trades, and goalie Corey Crawford ($3.9M) in a free agent signing

Those additions strengthen the Devils’ depth chart a lot –Murray is a first or second-pair blueliner, Johnsson slots in as a second- or third-line winger and Crawford fits nicely as a No. 1A goalie – but there still is a big, big need for a 25-to-30 goal winger to play with Hughes or Hischier, who are gifted playmakers.

A lot of free agents have signed since the market opened last Friday at noon, but as of Sunday morning there still were five forwards who could be a top-line winger for the Devils, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row and seven of the last eight:

–Taylor Hall (16 goals in 65 games, age 28)

–Mike Hoffman (29 goals in 69 games, age 30)

–Tyler Toffoli (24 goals in 68 games, age 28)

–Evgenii Dadonov (25 goals in 60 games, age 31)

–Mikael Granlund (17 goals in 63 games, age 28)

–Anthony Duclair (23 goals in 66 games, age

By Imani Moise

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp said on Monday it is rolling out a digital financial planning tool, wading into a space that has so far been dominated by fintech companies.

Life Plan, a new functionality on Bank of America’s website and app, allows customers to set multiple goals like buying a home, improving credit or saving for retirement, and uses its existing trove of client data to serve them recommendations.

Such personalized advice used to be reserved for high-net worth customers who had enough cash to retain a financial advisor to help manage their wealth, but a host of digital budgeting tools, like Intuit Inc’s Mint app, have used artificial intelligence to bring planning to the masses.

“Planning is no longer an activity that’s born out of how much money you have,” said digital planning executive Evelyn Varner.

Bank of America, which operates one of the largest wirehouses catering to America’s richest households, has been building out its product set to capture customers lower on the wealth spectrum.

The tool, which launched nationally on Monday, has already helped the bank better target customers, executives said. During the eight-month long pilot period, Life Plan led to over 3,800 referrals for conversations with bankers.

It could also give the megabank more control over its customers’ data as they use the bank’s tools over third-party applications, executives said. Since Life Plan is linked to customers’ bank accounts, the bank can provide a fuller picture of someone’s financial situation without requiring multiple sign-ins or verifications.

“We’re not necessarily targeting and replacing something that clients may be using or comfortable with,” said Teron Douglas, chief digital executive. “But it’s certainly something that we feel is going to naturally happen as the clients continue to engage.”

(Reporting by Imani Moise; Editing by

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp said on Monday it is rolling out a digital budgeting tool, wading into a space that has so far been dominated by fintech companies.

Life Plan, a new functionality on Bank of America’s website and app, allows customers to set multiple goals like buying a home, improving credit or saving for retirement, and uses its existing trove of client data to serve them recommendations.

Such personalized advice used to be reserved for high-net worth customers who had enough cash to retain a financial advisor to help manage their wealth, but a host of digital budgeting tools, like Intuit Inc’s Mint app, have used artificial intelligence to bring planning to the masses.

“Planning is no longer an activity that’s born out of how much money you have,” said consumer strategy executive Evelyn Varner.

Bank of America, which operates one of the largest wirehouses catering to America’s richest households, has been building out its product set to capture customers lower on the wealth spectrum.

The tool, which launched nationally on Monday, has already helped the bank better target customers, executives said. During the eight-month long pilot period, Life Plan led to over 3,800 referrals for conversations with bankers.

It could also give the megabank more control over its customers’ data as they use the bank’s tools over third-party applications, executives said. Since Life Plan is linked to customers’ bank accounts, the bank can provide a fuller picture of someone’s financial situation without requiring multiple sign-ins or verifications.

“We’re not necessarily targeting and replacing something that clients may be using or comfortable with,” said Teron Douglas, head of digital capabilities at Merrill Edge. “But it’s certainly something that we feel is going to naturally happen as the clients continue to engage.”

(Reporting by Imani Moise; Editing by

SpaceX lands a Falcon 9 rocket booster after launching its Starlink mission

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Bank of America expects the growing space economy will more than triple in size in the next decade, with the firm this week forecasting space will grow to become a $1.4 trillion market.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to delays in some public and private programs … the outbreak has not appeared detrimental to overall investment. This may largely be due to the fact that most spending in space is business-to-business/government (B2B/G), which generally recovers faster than business-to-consumer (B2C) spending,” Bank of America analyst Ron Epstein wrote in a research note to investors.

The space economy has continued to grow, in large part to a record period of private investment and new investors opportunities in companies involved in spaceflight, satellites, and more. While Bank of America tracks just 14 publicly-traded stocks with exposure to space, Epstein said there are “more to come.”

Using a compound annual growth rate of 10.6%, the average from the last two years, Bank of America forecast would see the industry’s revenue grow 230% – from about $424 billion in 2019 to about $1.4 trillion in 2030. That would put space near the current size of the global tourism economy, which Bank of America noted is a $1.5 trillion industry.

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