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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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  • Android's Fake ID Could Put Millions in Jeopardy July 30, 2014
    An Android vulnerability that exists in every version from v2.1 Eclair to v. 4.3 Jelly Bean could expose millions of users, Bluebox Security has warned. The flaw lets attackers fake the certificates of specially privileged parties, such as Adobe and Google Wallet, and serve them up with malware that bypasses detection by Android. Attackers then can take over […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • OkCupid's Confessed Hijinks Get Thumbs-Down July 30, 2014
    OkCupid has admitted carrying out psychological experiments on its users. Because OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing, it needs to experiment to see what works and what doesn't, according to cofounder Christian Rudder. Every Internet company needs to test different things with users, and website visitors are subjected to "hundreds […]
    Kris Holt
  • Bubblews Will Give You a Penny for Your Thoughts July 29, 2014
    Bubblews, a social media platform that offers to pay users for their posts, last week moved out of its testing phase, which began in 2012. It emerged with a new look designed to attract users who might be dissatisfied with other social media offerings. Bubblews is attempting to build a self-sustaining ecosystem in which users who create engaging posts are pa […]
    Rachelle Dragani
  • Stanford Researchers Build a Better Battery July 29, 2014
    A new way to extend battery life would allow smartphones to last three to four times longer on a single charge, Stanford University researchers have found. A team led by Yi Cui, professor of materials science and engineering, has developed pure metal anode prototypes, which differ from the lithium-ion batteries seen in most devices. "I think this is ver […]
    Kris Holt
  • The Shocking Truth About Torvalds' Home Office July 28, 2014
    If the Linux world has anything akin to royalty, Linus Torvalds surely must be its monarch. So what could be more natural than for the Linux-loving masses to want to see where he works and lives? Fortunately for FOSS fans, none other than the Linux Foundation has stepped up with an answer to that desire in the form of a video showcasing Torvalds' home o […]
    Katherine Noyes
  • The Skully Augmented Motorcycle Helmet Would Make Iron Man Jealous July 28, 2014
    Skully had its coming-out party last week, and while the name unfortunately sounds like the nickname for any number of comic book villains -- from Skeletor to the Red Skull -- it is actually a firm that makes a pretty incredible high-technology motorcycle helmet, with technology similar to Google Glass. Motorcycles have lagged cars in technology for some tim […]
    Rob Enderle
  • Google to Search for the Meaning of Health July 26, 2014
    Google is seeking 175 volunteers from whom it will collect bodily samples in an effort to create their biochemical fingerprints and establish the baseline for a healthy body. The Baseline study, to be run by Google X labs, will seek to connect traditional clinical observations of health, such as diet -- or habits, such as smoking -- with molecular-level chan […]
    Richard Adhikari
  • Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come? July 25, 2014
    For long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. Until now, game makers have relied primarily on Windows PCs and gaming consoles powered by proprietary alternatives t […]
    Jack M. Germain
  • IBM Is a 'Kindred Spirit': Whoa, Tim Cook, Whoa July 25, 2014
    The Apple deal with IBM has shown us a whole new side of Tim Cook -- the gushing, hype-laden, excited-but-still-vague Tim Cook who says things like "kindred spirit," "fit together like a puzzle," "huge opportunity," and "radical step for enterprise." Who peppers his speech with words like "profound," "co […]
    Chris Maxcer
  • Twitter's 'D' in Diversity Reflects Broader Industry Failure July 24, 2014
    Like many other tech companies, Twitter is largely made up of white, male employees, pointing to a lack of diversity in the industry. The company revealed statistics about its organizational demographics, noting that almost 60 percent of Twitter's U.S. employees self-identify as white. Of Twitter's global workforce of around 3,000, 70 percent are m […]
    Kris Holt

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  • Ex-Zynga Developers Land $2.5 Million For New Studio JuiceBox Games July 30, 2014
     Three former Zynga developers have raised $2.5 million to build out their new gaming studio, JuiceBox Games, on the back of the release of their first gaming title HonorBound. With 3 million downloads and counting, JuiceBox’s first game is already generating revenue for the company. The game is ranked 94 on the list of top-grossing apps with a daily revenue […]
    Jonathan Shieber
  • Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter July 30, 2014
     Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent decline in sales year-over-year. The release of Mario Kart 8 still […]
    Darrell Etherington
  • Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby July 30, 2014
     Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypto cash. Read More […]
    John Biggs
  • Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In July 30, 2014
     Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at Google’s behest. The… Read More […]
    Natasha Lomas
  • Eastern Europe Gets A New Venture Fund In Fiedler Capital July 30, 2014
    Central and Eastern Europe has got a new venture fund in the shape of Fiedler Capital. Headed up by managing partners Robert Hegedüs and Jordan Bocskov, the new seed and early stage venture capital firm is looking to invest up to €250,000 in startups from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. It’s headquartered in Vienna, Austria but also has operation […]
    Mike Butcher
  • Amazon To Invest $2B In Its India Marketplace As Competition With Flipkart Intensifies July 30, 2014
     Just one day after Flipkart disclosed that it had raised as massive $1 billion round, Amazon has upped the ante by announcing that it will invest $2 billion in its Indian marketplace, which it launched about a year ago. In a statement, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said “At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country ever to a bi […]
    Catherine Shu
  • UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January July 30, 2014
     The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It’s expected that the first vehicles will be seen on some British streets by January next year. Previously, the Department for Transport had said it would allow self-driving cars to be trialled on public roads b […]
    Mike Butcher
  • Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint July 30, 2014
     Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1. Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t had any hands-on time with the code, so consider this post […]
    Alex Wilhelm
  • Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries July 30, 2014
     Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive mobile devices, there are still several major obstacles to I […]
    Catherine Shu
  • Twitter Acquires Image Search Startup Madbits July 30, 2014
     Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits for an undisclosed amount. The purchase makes sense because the social networking site has been focused on building out its image features. Read More […]
    Catherine Shu

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