Remains of the Day: Marriage of inconvenience

Apple and Samsung are still together after all these years; Back to School season is nearly upon us; and Kanye West now has a mouse for each hand. The remainders for Monday, July 1, 2013 are hardest on the kids.

Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung (The Wall Street Journal)

Samsung and Apple have had a contentious relationship over the last several years, but despite their courtroom disputes and the fact that Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to make some of its mobile chips, there are still a lot of ties between the two rivals. Of course, the real reason that the divorce is so hard is that until recently it wasn’t legal for a corporation to marry another corporation.

Apple likely to kick off Back to School promo this week, $100 gift cards with Macs, $50 cards with iPad/iPhone (9to5Mac)

Rumor has it that Apple’s annual Back to School promotion will start this week, and for the first time may add the iPhone as an eligible device, pairing it with an Apple gift card. Geez, what happened to pencils, notebooks, and Trapper Keepers?!

Kanye West’s Father’s Day present (Twitter)

What do you get the new father/singer/Steve-Jobs-wannabe who has everything? Outdated input peripherals, naturally!

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