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SmashToast receives two awards at Startup Connection in St. Louis!

SmashToast receives two awards at Startup Connection in St. Louis!

SmashToast, the parent company to PUCK, was recently invited to showcase its growth at Startup Connection in St. Louis. The event offers St. Louis’ leading startups the opportunity to present their companies to influential entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the innovation community. SmashToast is pleased to announce that PUCK was the winner of Anders CPA + Advisors’ prize of $4,000 in accounting […]

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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors COLUMBUS, Ohio — They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape. And Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of America Online. But Mr. Vance joined Mr. Case’s investment firm this […]

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Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place.

Smart home and AI devices aren’t just convenient — they can also make your home a safer place. And thanks to the proliferating internet of things (IoT), good security practices are becoming less of a chore. It’s a little like the iPhone’s touch ID fingerprint reader, or now face ID — it’s more secure than a four-digit […]

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Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Installing smart-home technology in an old house? It’s a lot easier — now

Christian Roehl will never forget the day he opened the door to his vacation home in New Hampshire more than 10 years ago and found the power out and the toilets and pipes frozen.  “It’s every homeowner’s nightmare,’’ said Roehl, a Boston resident and owner of InCommand Systems, a smart-home technical integration company he started about […]

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Intuitive app design — PUCK

Intuitive app design — PUCK

SmashToast is dedicated to developing consumer-facing hardware and software that provide efficiency to everyday processes. We believe in a balanced approach to form and function. We strive to develop products that make lives better using simplicity, elegance, intuition and technology. In keeping with our mission,  the app for our flagship product, PUCK, was designed to be […]

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Amazon updates Alexa with important new smart home powers

Amazon updates Alexa with important new smart home powers

Alexa has long been a favorite of ours in the smart home. Over the weekend, Amazon rolled out an update to the company’s popular digital assistant, which makes the Alexa app a more intuitive tool for controlling your connected devices. Alexa is a voice assistant built into smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo. With a command, you can ask […]

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