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Phin Upham, attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he won numerous awards for his research and served in leading community service roles. Phin edited a successful book titled Philosophers in Conversation in 2002 that was translated into Mandarin and sold in the US, Europe and China and has since edited two more. Phin has written a nationally syndicated newspaper column and had his work published in numerous scholarly journals.

Phin Upham works as an investor where he previously worked doing financial research and analysis for a bulge-bracket investment bank and most recently in macro-economic and technology investing at a leading hedge fund. Upham’s community service involvement has been extensive including serving as the youngest member of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Young Friends where he led major aspects of its community outreach in West Philadelphia and was responsible for all graduate student involvement in the Museum. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors from Harvard University. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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  • Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming April 24, 2015
    Racking up more preorder sales in a couple weeks than the combined sales of all Android Wear units in 2014, the Apple Watch is in a position to redefine the nascent smartwatch market. It won't do that alone, however. The key ingredient is likely to be apps, apps and more apps. WayForward wants to be on the vanguard of the movement, claiming an early pos […]
    Quinten Plummer
  • Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It! April 23, 2015
    Apple is known for fantastic product design but not for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and a few bland wallpaper choices. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-develope […]
    Chris Maxcer
  • YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution April 23, 2015
    YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade in business. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other no […]
    Peter Suciu
  • Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum April 23, 2015
    Google carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Users' devices will move automatically to the fastest connection -- 4G LTE being the standard in the United States, accessing 3G or 2G if only those speeds are available. The program will work in more than 120 countries […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • Breach Outbreaks Fuel Encryption Adoption April 22, 2015
    As data breaches make headlines around the world, more companies are turning to encryption to protect their information jewels. That is one of the findings in a study released Monday, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales E-Security. "Mega breaches and cyber attacks have increased companies' urgency to improve their security po […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • Ubuntu's Vivid Vervet Makes Snappy Entrance April 21, 2015
    Canonical on Tuesday announced the release of Ubuntu 15.04, aka "Vivid Vervet," as in East African monkey. It will be available for download on Thursday. The new OS offers tools for cloud, device, client and Internet of Things development. The Ubuntu desktop release includes mostly maintenance and bug fixes, along with new integrated menus and dash […]
    Jack M. Germain
  • Government Surveillance: What to Do, What to Do? April 21, 2015
    The CIA has been trying to hack into iOS for years. British and American agencies reportedly have collaborated to create a map of the Internet and Web users. The United States National Security Agency has, together with the UK's GCHQ, reportedly stolen SIM card encryption keys from Gemalto. The FBI is frothing at the mouth over Google's and Apple […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • Google Dresses Up Android Wear April 20, 2015
    Google on Monday released an update to Android Wear -- just the second significant feature refresh for its wearable device software since its introduction more than a year ago. "This update is overdue," said Ian Fogg, senior director and head of the mobile and telecoms team at IHS Technology. "With other products, Google adds features fairly c […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • US Navy Gears Up for Cyberwarfare April 20, 2015
    The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, part of the U.S. 10th Fleet, reportedly is developing a strategy for modernizing its cyberoperations and transforming the Navy's network into a cyberwarfare platform. The need for a stronger cybersecurity approach has been underlined by the penetration of U.S. government networks by hackers, the most recent of which was an […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • We'll Soon Live in an Imaginary World April 20, 2015
    Virtual and augmented reality and holographic image technologies are coming at us with the speed of a freight train, and it won't be long until we'll no longer be able to distinguish between what is real and what isn't. There are some initiatives going on behind the scenes, as well as some breakthroughs, that shortly will make our experience o […]
    Rob Enderle

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  • Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup April 26, 2015
     While the atmosphere outside the store was generally similar to previous launches, a glaring difference was the fact that I wasn’t waiting outside of an Apple Store. I was sitting on the sidewalk outside of the upscale fashion boutique Maxfield, on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Read More […]
    Fitz Tepper
  • What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Growing Commercial Drone Industry April 26, 2015
     Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference in the economic growth of the drone industry in Europe compared to the rest of the world. For example, in Europe, the number of com […]
    Michael Dahmen
  • Tesla’s Site And Twitter Account Hacked April 25, 2015
     Looks like it’s going to be a rough Saturday for Tesla’s IT department: they’ve just had both their website and Twitter account hijacked. Read More […]
    Greg Kumparak
  • The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads April 25, 2015
     Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis to some degree, and public perception of the plant is clearly shifting. Medical marijuana is being used in treatment of a variety of illnesses including sever […]
    Alex Thiersch
  • Game Of Angels Maps Tech Influence Networks April 25, 2015
     Ever wondered who influences the influencers? Developer Pierre-Jean Camillieri did, so he put together a tool that scrapes public Twitter and Angel List interactions to map inbound and outbound connections between technology investors, journalists and analysts to foreground influence networks. Read More […]
    Natasha Lomas
  • Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp April 25, 2015
     I’m a lucky lad. Every so often the creators of a really cool, really revolutionary cooking devices come to my house and make me food and this time it was Cinder. Think of Cinder as a George Foreman Grill that went to MIT. Designed to cook everything perfectly, the system can cook, sear, and grill automatically, allowing you to place food in the machine and […]
    John Biggs
  • Gillmor Gang: Time Machine April 25, 2015
     The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 24, 2015. We got nothing but time on our hands waiting for the one on our wrists. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suitt Tucker, Denise Howell, Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, and Tina Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @dannysu […]
    Steve Gillmor
  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? April 25, 2015
     In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More […]
    Hadi Partovi
  • The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense April 25, 2015
     The world around us is screaming with signals our original five senses don’t detect. Unlike some snakes, we can’t sense infrared with our naked eyes and unlike ducks and geese, we don’t have a native intuition for magnetic fields. But we’ve got pretty incredible brains, which we’ve used to craft ways to augment our five basic senses for a very long time. Re […]
    Dan Kaplan
  • Splittable App Makes A Play For Renters Who Have To Split Apartment Costs April 25, 2015
     We’ve seen how Venmo has taken off in the US for when people want to split things like shared restaurant bills. Now a UK startup has come up with an app which it claims will make it easier to share expenses when sharing an apartment. According to the UK’s Office of National Statistics, the country has over ten million young renters driven into sharing apart […]
    Mike Butcher

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