Monday, September 03, 2012

Find: Valve will make hardware - maybe this will be the disruption the pc market needs

Valve says it's jumping into the computer hardware business

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In a job listing for the "industrial designer" position on Valve's website, the company has finally made its hardware ambitions explicit: Valve says "we're frustrated by the lack of innovation of in the computer hardware space, so we're jumping in." The job listing says that "even in basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven't really changed much in any meaningful way over the years," but stops short of naming alternative hardware. For months, evidence suggesting Valve's entrance to the hardware market has piled up: there's the rumored "Steam Box" platform, murmurs of a wearable computing project, and job listings for engineers.

"There's a real void in the marketplace."

Valve hasn't confirmed any specific plans for devices yet, but the...

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