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Rob D. Young

Rob D. Young

Lead Writer

RDY Writing

Rob is a search engine, SEO, and net technology enthusiast. His work as a webmaster (since 2002), in the web development industry (since 2005), as an SEO specialist (since 2008), and as a dedicated writer in the internet technologies field (since 2009) have given him a rounded perspective on the workings of the web.

Rob hard-codes in notepad, his favorite TV show is Firefly, and he loves writing fiction.

Check out his fiction on Amazon, his content writing portfolio, and his SEO Consulting site, or follow him on Twitter @RobDYoungWrites or as Rob D Young on Google+.

Articles by Rob D. Young

  1. Google Earth Funds Sea Turtle Tracking Project and Game

    Through the use of the Google Earth API technology and a grant given to the sea turtle conservation network WIDECAST, Google is funding the tracking of a sea turtle named Jklynn as she follows an ancestral path to create nests across the Carribean.

  2. Tide Turning Against Google in Android Patent Wars

    Apple has won a major patent victory over HTC and Android. Meanwhile, UK telecommunications company BT has opened another patent case that targets a wide array of Google servicesand Microsoft has won an android patent case against Motorola.

  3. Google Updates Movie & Image Search for Mobile Devices

    Google has added some fancy features for the hyper-mobile. Those using a mobile device to search for movies will find movie information, trailers, and the option to buy tickets from their phone, while tableteers will find a richer image search.

  4. Google Brings Japan's Tsunami Damage to Street View

    Google has released a compilation of Street View images that cover 44,000 kilometers of the region devastated by Japan's March 11th tsunami and earthquake. Users can view before and after footage as if they were right there, standing on the streets.

  5. What Are the Most Popular Android Apps?

    Have you wondered which apps are most popular for each age category of user? Nielsen has conducted a study on the topic, and their findings show high popularity of social apps for young users and rising popularity of games and deals for older users.

  6. Google Buys RightsFlow for YouTube Copyright Management

    Google has purchased the copyright management group RightsFlow for implementation on YouTube and other Google properties. The technology will be used to identify the use of copyrighted music and make appropriate payments to the rights holders.

  7. Google Launches "Schemer" Project & Activity Finder

    Google has launched a content-sharing tool that's all about finding new things to do in the real world. This project lets users create, share, find, discuss, and track progress on "schemes" for goals, activities, and adventures.

  8. Google Integrates Google+, Gmail, Contacts

    Google is combining its three major services that focus on connecting with other people. Users can now take advantage of Google+ to filter emails, view recent Plus updates in Gmail, and get updated information in Contacts via Google profiles.

  9. Google+ Check-in Offers Coming Soon

    Google is integrating additional mobile and Offers features with the Google+ social network. Upcoming features will allow check-in based offers, incentivizing Plus shout-outs for local businesses – but stepping on the toes of other Google services.

  10. Google +1 Button Loses Search Visibility

    Google’s most recent tweak to the search engine results page layout drops the Google +1 button from constant visibility. Searchers will now see the button when they hover over a SERP entry and on any websites they have previously +1'd.

  11. StumbleUpon Gets Massive, Mobile-Inspired Redesign

    StumbleUpon has done an overhaul, introducing numerous features and aesthetic changes. The updates are inspired in part by recent exponential growth in mobile use; the company hopes to apply similar concepts here and achieve comparable results.

  12. Yahoo Image Searches Get Infinite Scrolls, Social Sharing

    Yahoo has updated its image search with two significant new features. Searchers can now scroll infinitely through the results and share images they like on either Facebook or Twitter. Yahoo is the last of the major search sites to add such features.

  13. Google Adds Graphing Capabilities to Search Results

    Google has made their search bar into a graphing calculator. When you type in a mathematical function (trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic) on Google, the search results will contain an interactive graph of the function you just entered.