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Derek Ross
You can't fake passion.
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My wife's book is now available on Amazon:

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book-

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗

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Silicon Valley Season 4 Teaser Trailer!


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You can now order products directly from Google Home!

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Oh hello Google Payments and Google Express on Google Assistant.

It looks like the Googs is ready to take on Amazon Echo's shopping capabilities.

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Hipsters everywhere rejoice. Nokia 3310 rumored to make a comeback at MWC.

Snake, the way it was meant to be played.

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I'm fairly certain +OnePlus's marketing team gave up a few years ago after their many marketing blunders, so a video such as this should come as no surprise.


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Huawei Watch 2 coming at MWC. Nice. Let's hope it's still elegant looking, has NFC, and LTE.
Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group, has taken to Weibo today to seemingly confirm that the long-awaited successor to the Huawei Watch is scheduled to be announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona…

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Holy shit. Hell freezes over, Verizon announces unlimited data. $80 a month for one line or $45 per month per line for 4 lines.

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It looks like in the near future more devices are going to get Google Assistant and support for Payments and Google Express.

Assistant is great and needs to roll out to a wider range of devices sooner than later. While assistant is cool, I think having Google Payments and Google Express is going to be a killer feature. It was quite nice (all 2 times I did it) to order a product from Amazon with my old Echo. Having similar capability with Google Home seems like a needed feature, even though I didn't use it all that much, Google still needs it to compete with what Amazon has to offer.

Would you use your Google Home or Google Assistant to order products from Google Express? For those not aware, Google Express allows you to order products from retailers and have them show up to your door, in similar fashion to Amazon, except Google has partnered with numerous brick and mortar stores. All done with your voice. Pretty awesome.

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YouTube tries again to be more social

YouTube is one of the largest social media networks and sharing platforms on the planet, though we don't often think of Google's YouTube as a social network, and view the service as a content delivery or consumption tool. Well, Google is trying to capitalize on YouTube's massive user base and is introducing a new way to share on YouTube.

If you're interested you can add me as a contact on YouTube here:
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