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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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    As we approach the end of the free Windows 10 upgrades and get used to the anniversary edition, it suddenly hit me the Windows we knew died with Windows 8 -- what we got with Windows 10 really isn't what we've come to know as Windows. Hell, looking at Microsoft's latest financials, Microsoft really isn't Microsoft any more, either. Both a […]
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  • Snowden Puts His Mind to Designing Spy-Proof Smartphone Cases July 21, 2016
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    Richard Adhikari
  • Splice Machine Creates Open Source, Enterprise Split July 21, 2016
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  • Teal Pushes Drone Speed Limits July 21, 2016
    Teal Drones on Wednesday introduced what it billed as the world's fastest production drone. Aside from its drone's capabilities, the company is drawing attention because George Matus Jr., its founder and CEO, is an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. The drone can fly at 70 mph in all weather conditions and has reached a top speed of 85 mph. I […]
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  • Twitter Lets Anyone and Everyone Apply for a Blue Badge July 20, 2016
    Twitter on Tuesday announced it has opened up the application process for verified account status, which previously was reserved for celebrities and other high-profile users. Any user may now file an online application to have an account verified. Twitter account verification, denoted by a blue badge icon, flags individuals and organizations as authentic, th […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • The Internet of Medical Things, Part 3: Safety First July 20, 2016
    Though quick to capitalize on connected health devices and the coming Internet of Medical Things, hardware manufacturers may be moving too slowly when it comes to building the necessary protections into the back end. The National Security Agency last month told participants in a defense technology summit in Washington that it was looking into hacking connect […]
    Quinten Plummer

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    Last weekend in San Diego saw the premiere of many trailers for the most anticipated films and TV shows in the coming year. Here are the best of the best. The post Our 10 Favorite Comic-Con Trailers, From Wonder Woman to Sherlock appeared first on WIRED. […]
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