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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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This is the best. Sheeple is now in the dictionary. #Apple

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Google+ Topics, another way to find more interest-based things you love!

With Topics, you’ll see a high-quality stream of Collections, Communities and people related to things the Googs feels you'll be interested in.

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No, AT&T didn't announce 5G today. It's really 4G with more features. But I guess "4G now on par with T-Mobile" is too wordy.

Don't fall for their marketing scam. The 5G standard won't even be finalized until 2019.

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Alphabet's Waymo deploys 500 self-driving minivans to Phoenix for your daily use

Over the course of this trial, we’ll be accepting hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds and transportation needs who want to ride in and give feedback about Waymo’s self-driving cars. Rather than offering people one or two rides, the goal of this program is to give participants access to our fleet every day, at any time, to go anywhere within an area that’s about twice the size of San Francisco.

If you live in Phoenix.... you better sign up!

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Motorola be like: Hello fellow kids, did you know we invented the mobile phone?

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Yes, +T-Mobile made 4-20 jokes at +Verizon's expenisve. Some are kind of funny... some are kind of cringe.

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Google Home now supports multiple users. Hell. Yeah.

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Google could release their own ad-blocker for Chrome

The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web.

Seeing as advertisements are main source for Google's revenue, I'm sure if they introduced a feature like this, the ad-blocker would only block ads on sites that are 'bad' or don't meet certain criteria.

Since Chrome is the world's #1 web browser, behavior as this would greatly impact all users across the web, across all browsers and platforms. Everybody wins.

I hope this report is true. Ads are a necessary evil and we need a better solution than just blocking everything.
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