December 15th, 2011
10:04 PM ET

Eric Schmidt takes OutFront on tour of Google's New York offices

For the first time, news cameras have gotten a look inside the wild world of Google's New York City offices–custom crafted workspaces designed to be distinctly New York (right down to subway grates in the floor along one stretch of hallway). Google–known for its creative and employee-friendly working environments–ensures that no New York worker has to walk more than 150 feet to find hot and cold food to feed the brain.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Neat Guest • Tech
December 15th, 2011
08:02 PM ET

Did Iran find a way to 'hack' the downed U.S. spy drone?

Iran has claimed that it "brought down" the U.S. drone that landed largely intact–even suggesting Iranian engineers were able to "hack" the radar-evading aircraft's software and order the aircraft to land. On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, security analyst Chad Sweet said the real explanation may have been a simple malfunction, causing the aircraft to activate an "emergency landing protocol."

Filed under: National Security • Tech
December 15th, 2011
02:16 PM ET

Eric Schmidt on sending innovators out of the U.S.: 'this is madness'

In an exclusive interview with Eric Schmidt, the Google chairman describes the "madness" of an America that attracts the world's smartest innovators, provides them with the best educations, and then "kick them out to found great companies elsewhere...this is madness."

The full interview–the first time cameras have been brought inside Google's New York offices–airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.

Filed under: Economy • I.D.E.A. • Tech
December 15th, 2011
09:25 AM ET

Eric Schmidt: 'Google grew out of a system that rewarded innovation'

Google's Eric Schmidt believes the same system that helped build Google into a hugely successful company will "lift America from where we are today." In a web exclusive clip from an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Schmidt says "Google was successful because the people involved in Google grew out of a system that rewarded innovation–rewarded their ideas, rewarded their reach, and stood on the shoulders of those who had built the infrastructure we were dependent on. That is the system that will lift America from where we are today."

The interview–the first time cameras have been brought inside Google's unique offices in New York City–airs tonight on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 p.m. ET.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Tech