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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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  • Digital Clone: You Won't Be Able to Live Without One September 1, 2014
    A very interesting book just hit the market. Written by Martine Rothblatt -- apparently she is America's top paid female CEO -- its title is Virtually Human: The Promise -- and the Peril -- of Digital Immortality. The subject is digital clones, and Rothblatt goes into depth about what they are, when they are coming, and the likelihood they eventually wi […]
    Rob Enderle
  • Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy August 30, 2014
    Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June -- yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others. […]
    Jack M. Germain
  • Gadget Ogling: Sapphire Phones, Waterproof Reads, Connected Hats and a Runner's Salvation August 29, 2014
    A current trend among smartphone makers is to thrust a sapphire screen onto the face. Among the 17 million rumors regarding the next iPhone is that it will feature such a display -- the camera and Touch ID components already feature sapphire. Until Apple reveals the truth about its next smartphone, other manufacturers, like Huawei, are jostling for sapphire- […]
    Kris Holt
  • Apple's About to Kick Mobile Payments Into High Gear August 29, 2014
    Rumor has it that when Apple reveals its much-hyped iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, one of the features it will be trumpeting -- finally -- is near field communication. The NFC tech will enable mobile payments, Wired reported, citing sources "familiar with the matter." Wow. If this is true, it could be the catalyst that propels mobile payments into the mainst […]
    Chris Maxcer
  • Samsung, LG Unveil Smartwatches With Sex Appeal August 28, 2014
    Samsung and LG both announced brand-new smartwatches on Wednesday in the run-up to next week's IFA 2014 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. Featuring a sleek, curved Super AMOLED display along with 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, the Samsung Gear S runs Tizen and allows users to make and receive phone calls. It has customizable screen option […]
    Katherine Noyes
  • Ralph Lauren Takes a Swing at Fitness Tech August 28, 2014
    Ralph Lauren this week merged the tech and fashion worlds with a new smart Polo shirt. Knitted into the Polo Tech shirt's core are sensors that read biological and physiological information. The company partnered with Msignal to develop a "black box" that includes an accelerometer and gyroscope, which capture movement and direction. Data is ca […]
    Rachelle Dragani
  • Hacker Attacks on Healthcare Providers Jump 600 Percent August 28, 2014
    The recent data breach at Community Health Systems, in which Chinese hackers stole the personal information of 4.3 million patients, was another sign of a disturbing trend: Healthcare providers are coming under cyberattack at an alarming rate. "We've seen a 600 percent increase in attacks on the healthcare sector in the last 10 months," said C […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • Robo Brain Teaches a Robot to Fish August 28, 2014
    Researchers are building Robo Brain, a large-scale computational system that collates information from the Internet, from computer simulations, and from real-life robot trials -- and learns from it. That knowledge base will be used to drive prototypes for robotics research, household robots and self-driving cars. The researchers have begun downloading an ass […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • A Big Honking iPad Could Roll Right Over Apple's Speed Bump August 27, 2014
    While the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is working to establish itself as the perfect tweener device between tablet and laptop, one hot rumor suggests that Apple's answer for more working space on an iPad will come in the form of a bigger screen -- 12.9 inches of touch-sensitive glory. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, which vaguely cited "people with know […]
    Chris Maxcer

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  • The New Era Of Smart Dining September 1, 2014
     The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called thermopolia, were local hot-spots where the citizenry would go to socialize, be waited on, and fill their stomachs after a hard day’s work. Read More […]
    Rajat Suri
  • JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People September 1, 2014
     Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with me, but unfortunately, I am just too dunderheaded to remember an extra device. Read More […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly? September 1, 2014
     In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and their companies. Because, in case you have been hiding under a […]
    Mike Butcher
  • Microsoft Continues Its Campaign Against A US Warrant Demanding Overseas Data September 1, 2014
     A search warrant commanding Microsoft to turn over certain customer email data that is currently stored overseas was unfrozen late this week. The company declined to comply. In a statement, Microsoft said that it “will not be turning over the email and plans to appeal.” This protest act by Microsoft, arguing that domestic warrants should not be able to comm […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Is Heading To Apple August 31, 2014
     A day after announcing his retirement from writing, it’s come to light that veteran journalist Anand Shimpi will soon be joining Apple. The move, which was first reported by Re/code earlier today, was confirmed by the company. Read More […]
    Ryan Lawler
  • Typing Writer Turns Your iPad Into A Typewriter (And No, It Wasn’t Created By Tom Hanks) August 31, 2014
     A couple of weeks ago, Hanx Writer, a typewriter app from movie star Tom Hanks, shot to the top of the Apple App Store. I guess there must be something in the air, because it’s not the only iPad-into-typewriter app to launch recently. There’s also Typing Writer, an app created by Stephen Elliott, founder of the literary website The Rumpus, along with Eli Ho […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails August 31, 2014
     Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has now been dumped by at least three accelerators, as well as losing his r […]
    Mike Butcher
  • This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future August 31, 2014
     2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon Valley. We also had to confront news that several of our most iconic […]
    Danny Crichton
  • Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge August 31, 2014
     Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site. YouTuber jmcminn has captured video on a GoPro Hero 3+ using a Phantom 2 drone, and the end result shows us the […]
    Jordan Crook
  • Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World August 31, 2014
     By now everyone is well aware of the ongoing battle between Amazon and publisher Hachette. The thing is, we all know how this story ends, we just don’t know when it will be over. This one does not have a David vs. Goliath ending. Goliath is going to win — and that is a good thing for the world. Read More […]
    Josh Breinlinger

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