Chicken Diapers, Lending Drops, Battling Craigslist: May 2

Chicken Diapers, Lending Drops, Battling Craigslist: May 2
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Online small business lender On Deck Capital raised another $17 million in venture capital funding, including from Google Ventures and Peter Thiel, Arik Hesseldahl reports. [AllThingsD]

One lending index shows small businesses cut borrowing for the third month in a row, Ann Saphir writes. [Reuters]

If you’re going to raise poultry in your backyard, you may be interested in purchasing chicken diapers and other accessories from several vendors, Michaeleen Doucleff reports. [NPR]

Startup PadMapper, which maps apartment listings to make them easier to browse, won a partial victory in its legal battle with Craigslist, which sued to stop PadMapper from using its listings, Meghan Kelly reports. [VentureBeat]

The Census Bureau unveils a new interactive map of its local business data. [U.S. Census]

OpenSky Founder John Caplan discusses how artisanal businesses use the social shopping site (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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