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Monday Links: Missing Vowels

Posted by: John Tozzi on April 26, 2010

Sorry for the sparse posting lately.

Tech startups, missing vowels, get ever stranger names, writes Patrick May of the San Jose Mercury News (h/t

Google adds local business listings to streetview, and “augmented reality” (i.e., point your phone down the street to see business listings) could be next, writes TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld.

Anne Fisher at Crain’s NY writes about how On Deck Capital evaluates loan applicants based on cash-flow rather than traditional credit standards.

The NY Time’s Robb Mandelbaum looks at a recent watchdog report on troubled SBA loans and says concerns may be exaggerated.

Small business owners are telling Fed Board members around the country that weak bank lending is holding them back, Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Vivien Lou Chen report.

If you missed it, check out our small business coverage in the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek here.

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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