When frequent political candidate Chris Young died, he left behind a valuable campaign website

He also left behind a something that no one could have predicted would suddenly become so valuable: his campaign website, wheretovote.com.

The domain, which his wife now owns, used to redirect users to Young’s Facebook page, and is now broken. But in a year where the coronavirus pandemic has created so much uncertainty around voting in next month’s election, political strategists say it’s a shame that a website that could have been used for a good cause – like encouraging people to vote – is blank. And they say a sale of the domain could have fetched a small fortune from advocacy groups or even candidates for office.

“It’s common practice to direct multiple sites like this one to a voter information platform,” said Michael Halle, a former senior advisor to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. “It would be great to have this one in the arsenal.”

Unlike the conventional candidate who purchases a campaign website with his or her name in the URL – current Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza uses ElorzaforMayor.com, for example – Young created wheretovote.com on March, 6, 2002, according to domain records. He ran for Providence mayor for the first time that year.

Young initially used the URL to redirect to a GeoCities website that included campaign positions on issues like crime, taxes, education, and affordable housing. In 2006, when he attempted to run for US Senate, lieutenant governor, and mayor all at the same time, the website included an American flag background and the slogan, “Campaign for Justice.” In more recent years, he used his campaign website to advocate for taxing Brown University and posted pictures of his wife and daughter.

Young, who described himself as an electrical engineer and media consultant, remained a fierce anti-abortion advocate right up to his death. He died while driving

TSLA Will Be More Valuable Than Apple, Microsoft, Google “Without Any Doubt”

After releasing a street-high $578 price target on TSLA stock last week, New Street Research analyst Pierre Ferragu joins Rob Maurer to discuss Tesla’s position in the automotive market, TSLA’s stock price, Battery Day, institutional investor sentiment, and more on Tesla. The full hour-long interview is included above, with timestamps below.

Notably, Maurer asked Ferragu if Tesla will ever become the most valuable company in the world. After some consideration, Ferragu responded.

“It’s difficult to say. Alibaba and Amazon have massive leeway in terms of growing their businesses, so when Tesla is at $2T or $3T [in market cap], Amazon and Alibaba could be, actually, larger. But I think the stock will be larger than Apple, larger than Google, larger than Facebook, larger than Microsoft, without any doubt.”

Apple’s valuation currently sits at about $2.2T, more than five times Tesla’s current valuation of $412B. Microsoft is valued at $1.7T, Google at $1.1T, and Facebook at $768B.

Ferragu expects Tesla to be the world’s leading automaker by 2030, with potential to capture better margins than automakers have traditionally achieved.

For more, please see the included video and be sure to follow Tesla Daily on The Street.

Timestamps:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:15 Sell-side analyst process and original price target
  • 4:50 Reseting TSLA framework
  • 9:09 Retail investor perception of analyst price target increases
  • 10:50 Valuing a company
  • 15:30 Tesla will outsell VW by 2030
  • 22:25 Solid state batteries
  • 25:15 Will there be contraction in the auto industry?
  • 28:54 Is China a risk for Tesla long-term?
  • 36:47 What are institutional investors currently thinking?
  • 40:39 Tesla’s autonomous driving position
  • 46:45 Is TSLA the most exciting company to cover?
  • 49:39 S&P 500 inclusion?
  • 50:43 Tesla Energy
  • 55:15 Will Tesla ever be the most valuable company in the world?

Disclosure: Rob Maurer is long TSLA

Geotab raises the bar by enabling companies to integrate valuable telematics data into their SAP software systems

Partnership allows customers to integrate MyGeotab platform with SAP technology via free application on SAP® App Center

Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced that a new integration application specifically created for SAP software users to enable access to fleet analytics and vehicle maintenance data insights, is available on SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings.

This partnership will allow businesses using SAP solutions, who also utilize Geotab’s fleet management offering, to gain visibility into their company’s telematics data from SAP Cloud Platform.

With this new integration application from Geotab, businesses using SAP technology can access a range of possibilities such as end-to-end digital supply chain visibility, valuable reporting on ROI, improved asset management, insights relating to vehicle health and driver safety, and more – all from within their SAP user interface. This integration with SAP Cloud Platform will also allow others outside of an organization’s fleet management team – such as the C-suite, finance and others – to better visualize how vehicle data may impact other areas of the business.

“We are pleased to be working with SAP to help take enterprise-level telematics to the next level by giving customers worldwide the opportunity to easily access and integrate their telematics data into their SAP-powered systems,” said Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “As a software powerhouse, SAP has relationships with some of the world’s biggest brands across the supply chain – an ecosystem where data reigns as a key factor in maintaining and improving current operations, as well as mapping out future planning. We believe that this new partnership will help sweeten the customer experience for businesses using SAP technology by providing them with streamlined access to their telematics data insights to aid in current and future business needs.”

“As a leading telematics provider,