Wednesday 7atSeven: complacent coupon clippers

Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there.

Markets

Finally a little fear shows up in the VIX.  (MarketBeat)

A look at the complacency of the bond market.  (FT)

Little cause for optimism from the flash PMIs in China and Europe.  (FT Alphaville, ibid)

Hedge funds

A look at a handful of hedge funds that are really killing it year-to-date.  (WSJ)

Blackstone Group ($BX) is looking to buy more stakes in hedge funds.  (Reuters)

Technology

It seems that Facebook ($FB) is making a concerted effort in mobile.   (NYTimes, GigaOM, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, SAI)

Apple ($AAPL) releases a scad of new products including the new iPad Mini.  (Pando Daily, The Verge, WSJ)

Tablets

Is the iPad Mini a defensive move that will cannibalize other Apple products?  (Fast Company, Quartz, Slate)

Reviews of the Microsoft ($MSFT) Surface are a mixed bag.  (Mossberg, Wired, Pogue, The Verge)

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