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Derek Ross
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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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Reasons you want an LTE connected smarthub over your normal connected smarthub? Go.


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PayPal now supports Android Pay.

It will top off your PayPal balance from a linked card to cover any purchases being made. Also, only good where Discover is accepted.

Thanks +L. Curtis Muldrew​​


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I don't know about you, but I'm really enjoying Android Wear 2.0. It's fast and much more intuitive.

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Verizon says me too, wants to join the streaming TV service game.

C'mon +YouTube TV. You need a broader rollout.

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Things are even easier to share with your family thanks to Google Play!

Now whether it's a new TV show on your DVR, the soccer practice schedule, this week’s to-do list, or family photos from over the weekend, here’s a look at how families can do more with YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Keep and Photos.

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Google Photo books: are you going to buy one?

Cool. It seems the +Google Photos​ Photo books are rolling out to users. Being a digital kind of guy, I haven't really looked at a physical photo in nearly two decades beyond a few random occasions. They're pretty cheap though. Maybe I'll buy one.

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Congrats Comrades. You can now use Android Pay.
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