CrunchWeek: Facebook Home Madness

It’s time for CrunchWeek, that very special time each week when a few of us writers gather around the TechCrunch TV cameras to shoot the breeze about the biggest and most interesting stories from the past seven days.

Greg Kumparak, and Ryan Lawler joined me in the studio this week to talk about Facebook Home, the social network’s huge mobile announcement from Thursday. Facebook Home replaces your standard Android’s homescreen with an immersive Facebook experience featuring full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications. Facebook also announced a special version of Home will come pre-installed on the new HTC First phone on AT&T.

Home is by some accounts a bold move from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It essentially turns Google’s open Android platform into a Facebook-dominated experience and puts some of Google’s premier apps like search and Gmail in the background. What’s more, some have questioned the privacy implications around Facebook Home. We tackled all of these issues around Facebook Home and much more–tune in above!