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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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  • The One Really Important Apple Watch Thing November 26, 2014
    While the cellphone nearly killed the wristwatch, the Apple Watch gizmo actually will revive it. In fact, I think the attention that the Apple Watch will bring to our wrists will spark sales of traditional watches. Why? I believe there is a latent desire to have a wristwatch -- to have the convenience of the time on your wrist without the need to pull out yo […]
    Chris Maxcer
  • 'The Practice of Cloud System Administration' Brings Network Management Down to Earth November 26, 2014
    The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 is a look into IT gone bad in some companies, and how doing it right can salvage enterprise use of cloud computing. The authors make 11 statements about computers and their networks on the first page of the book's preface. They ask which statements are true. You most likely will get numerous wrong an […]
    Jack M. Germain
  • 'Elegant' Regin Malware Linked to Brits, NSA November 25, 2014
    A sophisticated malware program called "Regin" has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008, Symantec reported. Regin is a backdoor-type Trojan with a structure that displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen in malware. "It's a beautiful piece of architecture," […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • Wristband Heads Off Password Headaches November 25, 2014
    Has software glut got you down? Do you reuse passwords because creating unique ones for all your online accounts would cause a memory overload? If so, you may be interested in a bit of jewelry called the "Everykey," by a startup with the same name. Everykey is a wristband that removes the need to remember the countless log-in credentials we use eve […]
    John P. Mello Jr.
  • Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS November 25, 2014
    Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere's Punchy Penguin Saloon. How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from […]
    Katherine Noyes
  • Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll November 24, 2014
    The new full-disk encryption feature that's enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report. In fact, when full-disk encryption is enabled, random read performance drops by 62.9 percent, while random write performance falls by 50.5 percent, AnandTech reported late last wee […]
    Katherine Noyes
  • EFF Spearheads Safer Web Initiative November 24, 2014
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced a nonprofit organization that will aim to secure the entire Web. Let's Encrypt, starting in summer 2015, will offer free server certificates to help websites transition from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. EFF is partnering with Akamai, Mozilla, Cisco, iDenTrust and University of Michigan research […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • A View of the Future: Demo 2014 November 24, 2014
    I attended Demo in Silicon Valley last week and, as always, it showcased things likely to mature in the market 12 to 14 months into the future. The presenters are small companies, hand-selected because they offer something unique and forward-looking. This year there was a showcase of products that could redefine home automation, drones, emergency rooms, and […]
    Rob Enderle
  • Gadget Ogling: Dueling Tablets, a Smart Scale, and Slooow Games November 22, 2014
    Welcome to our weekly look at the latest, greatest, and poorest gadgets to be revealed to the world. Hark as yours truly extols the virtues and horrors of two wildly different tablets, a smart kitchen scale, and video games requiring patience, among other objects. It's not like the planet needs another well-known consumer gadget maker whipping up Androi […]
    Kris Holt
  • NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder November 21, 2014
    A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to the BYOD trend. The malware, called "NotCompatible C," focuses on Android devices. The NotCompatible Trojan is used to spread spam campaigns, among […]
    Richard Adhikari

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  • Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App November 26, 2014
     If you’re worried about blowing your diet over the holidays – or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to “eat healthy” (you know, again) – an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help. The startup aims to bring to market a more lightweight food and activity tracking service combined with virtual… Read Mo […]
    Sarah Perez
  • Expressiv Is An Irish MIDI Guitar With Some Groovy Light Effects, Man November 26, 2014
     Hey, man, is that a MIDI guitar with amazing internal lighting effects? Well turn it up! Hot on the heels of the GTar and the Jamstik we present the Expressive, a guitar designed by Rob O’Reilly. The Kickstarter, which ends today, sold the guitars for about $450 and aims to ship in March. Does the world need another MIDI guitar? Sure. This model scans the f […]
    John Biggs
  • GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year November 26, 2014
     GoPro is working on a lineup of consumer drones to supplement its action camera lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new product category would offer aerial drones like the Parrot Bebop and DJI Phantom and Inspire 1. The drones would reportedly retail in the $500 to $1,000 range, and come with GoPro action camera tech onboard, which is a natura […]
    Darrell Etherington
  • Firefox Redesigns Its Search Interface Ahead Of Yahoo Switch November 26, 2014
     Last week we learned that Mozilla had made a pact with Yahoo to switch Firefox’s default search engine to a yet-to-be launched new version of Yahoo’s Bing-powered search experience. At that time, we already noted how easy it is to switch between search engines in Firefox and now the organization is making it even easier with the launch of a new search exper […]
    Frederic Lardinois
  • Unity Finally Releases Its Long Promised User Interface Creator November 26, 2014
     At long last, Unity has shipped version 4.6 of its visual game development system — and with it, the long promised UI editor. Read More […]
    Greg Kumparak
  • Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji November 26, 2014
     Regularly journaling your thoughts and feelings is a good way to “check in with yourself,” raise your self-awareness and connect with your intuition, but it can also be a time-consuming activity that most of us don’t have time for, given our busy lives. A company called All Tomorrows wants to change that, by offering a quick and arguably more fun way to tra […]
    Sarah Perez
  • Google.com Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators November 26, 2014
     Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling should apply to search results displayed on Google.com, not just on European sub-domains such as Google.co.uk. Read More […]
    Natasha Lomas
  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds November 26, 2014
     When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that indeed, users of Apple’s newest, larger smartphones do spend m […]
    Darrell Etherington
  • Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth November 26, 2014
     Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I first covered it in 2012, when it left beta testing. Since then, Tiger Pistol (named after the tiger pistol shrimp) has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, thou […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network November 26, 2014
     Is there room for another social network in your life? Inlope, a Munich, Germany-based startup which was founded last year and has just launched its app reckons so. And it’s not alone — having persuaded Microsoft to cover its costs for a year while it seeks to scale its idea into a living and breathing local social network. Read More […]
    Natasha Lomas

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