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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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  • How the Windows Phone Could Rise Up and Dominate August 31, 2015
    Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95. What people often forget about Windows 95 is that it not only kicked Apple's butt, but also kicked IBM's -- and it wasn't even a complete product. The thing was an operating system. It's especially hard to imagine now that these things typically are downloaded from the Web […]
    Rob Enderle
  • Gadget Ogling: Smart Bikes, Contactless Cards, and Roll-Up Keyboards August 29, 2015
    I never had much interest in riding a bicycle as a child, and although I now live in a tremendously bike-friendly city, I haven't found a way to learn without feeling like a total chump in public. Yet I am more interested than ever in leading a life on two wheels after discovering SmartHalo. This is a tool that attaches permanently to one's ride an […]
    Kris Holt
  • Come September, Apple TV Will Outshine the iPhone August 29, 2015
    About Apple's September event... Apple's annual September media event is an oxymoron -- it's become almost entirely predictable. One year it introduces a major new iPhone redesign and the next it offers incremental iPhone improvements. And make no mistake about it, despite last year's Apple Watch debut, at the core of the September event […]
    Chris Maxcer
  • Earthlings Flock to Facebook by the Billion August 28, 2015
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that for the first time more than a billion people had used the site on a single day. The counter hit the milestone earlier in the week, on Monday. Nearly 1.5 billion users log on at least once monthly, according to Facebook, but Monday marked the first time that more than two-thirds of its members used the […]
    Peter Suciu
  • Weaponized Drones May Fly the Friendly Skies of North Dakota August 28, 2015
    Police in North Dakota can use drones armed with what are optimistically called "nonlethal weapons," thanks to the passage of House Bill 1328, which Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law this spring. The new law gives police the authority in a roundabout way: Section 5 states a law enforcement agency may not authorize the use of an unmanned aerial ve […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • YouTube Opens Video Game Floodgates August 27, 2015
    It's alive! YouTube Gaming, a hub that's home to over 25,000 video game pages, on Wednesday began broadcasting live and on-demand streams, let's play videos and the like. The gaming hub is accessible on desktop PCs, and on Android and iOS devices. YouTube's new hub is likely to offer a serious challenge to Twitch, the video game streaming […]
    Quinten Plummer
  • Shadow IT Feeds 'Man in the Cloud' Attacks August 27, 2015
    Shadow IT -- the use of unauthorized online services by company employees -- is a concern of cyberwarriors charged with defending business systems against network attacks. There's new evidence that those concerns are justified. A new attack vector on business systems leverages the synchronization features of services like Dropbox and Google Drive to per […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement August 27, 2015
    Happy Birthday, Linux Project -- this week you turned 24. The Linux OS has grown up everywhere. Its code and the open source model are found worldwide. People often use linux without knowing it -- when they search on Google, buy metro tickets or surf the Web. Linux travels worldwide on airplanes, and it's embedded in many of the smart devices that bring […]
    Jack M. Germain
  • No Joke, MultiFab Prints 10 Materials at Once August 26, 2015
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, this week presented a new MultiFab printer at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. For all of the promise 3D printing has offered, additive manufacturing techniques generally have been limited to one material at a ti […]
    Quinten Plummer
  • Cortana Cozies Up to Android Users August 26, 2015
    Microsoft has released a public beta of its Cortana personal assistant for Android. The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on Windows: set and get reminders; search the Web on the go; track information such as flight details; and begin and complete tasks across all a user's devices. Cortana will find answers on the Web in response to spo […]
    Richard Adhikari

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  • Watch This Guy Fly In A 54-Propeller Super Drone August 31, 2015
     Flying drones are all the rage right now. The latest DJI Phantom is smoking hot. But sitting in your very own one and flying it? That’s uncharted territory…until now. Check out this dude in the UK hovering above the earth in a contraption with “54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking stabilization.” It’s hard to tell j […]
    Drew Olanoff
  • Ashley Madison Says Business Is Booming August 31, 2015
     If you felt bad for the folks who work at “discreet encounter” site Ashley Madison, don’t. They’re just fine, apparently. According to this lovely press release, the company behind Ashley Madison, Avid Life Media, has had “hundreds of thousands of morons who want their info stolen people sign up for the service” since the hack heard round the world. Tons… R […]
    Drew Olanoff
  • The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors August 31, 2015
     Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech — both in race and gender — has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups have at least one female founder. Most agree that something needs to be done, but much of the attention is misplaced into a caricature. What’s missing? The role o […]
    Kristi Zuhlke
  • Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round August 31, 2015
     Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility […]
    John Biggs
  • Google’s Self-Driving Car Tests Continue In Austin, Sans Humans (And Don’t Worry, It Can Handle Deer) August 31, 2015
     Google announced in July that it’d be taking its self-driving car test on the road…to beautiful Austin. It has done just that, and the company looks to be expanding the tests it’s doing as well. Texas is the fifth state to legalize the self-driving technology. According to Google, the tests are now involving those little tiny two-seat “Google Cars” and this […]
    Drew Olanoff
  • Buddy Is A Really, Really, Ridiculously Cute Family Robot August 31, 2015
    Robots need better PR agents. They’re often portrayed as hard-edged, cold automatons that are just waiting to kill you in your sleep. Buddy, a family robot currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo, seems to be a lot nicer. Indeed, the second that Buddy rolled into the office, everybody was quick to rush over to ooh and aww as they snapped selfies with […]
    Lucas Matney
  • Google+ Brings Its Interest-Based “Collections” Feature To iOS August 31, 2015
     Google+ Collections, the company’s effort at establishing its Google+ social network as more of a Pinterest competitor (since taking on Facebook didn’t go so well), has launched today in the iOS version of the Google+ app. The idea with this newer feature is to allow users to congregate around their shared interests, like video games or cooking, for example […]
    Sarah Perez
  • Prepare Yourself For A Rollicking Bitcoin Panel At TechCrunch Disrupt August 31, 2015
     What do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month where we’ll talk to some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency – entrepreneur Wences Casares, New York Times writer Nathaniel Popper, and China’s bitcoin king, Bobbie Lee – about what’s next for BTC. These… […]
    John Biggs
  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership August 31, 2015
     Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. Ther […]
    Drew Olanoff
  • Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Disrupt SF 2015 August 31, 2015
     Disrupt San Francisco is a few weeks away, and to celebrate we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch reader (a $5,990 value). You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. The contest starts today, and ends next Monday. If you are unfamiliar with Disrupt, here’s a qu […]
    Travis Bernard

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