Week in Review: February 6, 2012

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days:

Forget New Orleans and Baton Rouge: A Case for the Louisiana Startup Bus: Guest writer Martin Roth shares insight into why the state of Louisiana needs a  ticket to the Startup Bus, rather than continue to have New Orleans and Baton Rouge battling each other.

The Top 5 #Startups I use to run Silicon Bayou News: Instead of just writing about startups, SBN seeks out, tests, and uses various startups. The top 5 are Storify, Sprout Social, Dropbox, iSocket, and Trello. Each has its strengths that can help out other small businesses and startups find success in running a company.

Disrupting Education: Trends in Learning 2.0: Standford professor Sebastian Thrun recently decided to give up his tenured position to launch Udacity, aiming to make high-quality education accessible to a larger audience. There are several other similar platforms emerging and College 2.0 is becoming a way to make a greater impact on education worldwide.

Tulane’s Burkenroad Symposium to Explore Ethics in the World of Social Media: February 10th marks the date of the 19th annual Burkenroad Symposium. The symposium will feature three speakers and an interactive panel discussion exploring the potential for successes and backfires with 140 characters or less.

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts launches Digital Art Contest and Scholarship: Last Wednesday, the GRFA, along with the the Louisiana Technology Council and the Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative, encouraged art and technology in Louisiana schools. The event aimed to prompt greater student interest in the digital industries.

Naked Pizza Location in Boston area is first in franchise system to close: Naked Pizza location in Brighton, MA announced that the takeout, delivery, and catering operations will be merged with the location in Brookline. The move is said to be so that the company can grow more efficiently in the future.

Loyola MBA students are latest investors to join South Coast Angel Fund: Loyola’s College of Business partnered with the South Coast Angel Fund to create a unique, beneficial service for all. The students act as pro bono advisers, sharing market, financial, legal analyses and due diligence used in South Coast’s decision-making process.