Really cool story on TUAW today about Robert Stephens, co-founder of Geek Squad (which is now owned by Best Buy), who used his iPhone, iPad 2 and iMovie to file a “citizen journalist” report about a gas explosion that he saw while driving to work in Minneapolis last week. As soon as Stephens saw the explosion he started filming the aftermath with his iPhone 4, including the huge plume of smoke. He then pulled into a nearby parking lot and was able to quickly transfer the video of the blaze over to his iPad 2, edited the video, added the map, subtitle and voice-over with iMovie, and then uploaded it all to YouTube and iReport. Stephens said that the whole process, including uploading, took approximately four minutes! Then within no time at all, Stephens’ footage was being used on CNN and MSNBC. He says that he’s not even a journalist, yet his Apple equipment still enabled him to file a news report deemed worthy of airtime by the news networks!
Source: TUAW Geek Squad founder reports breaking news with iPad, iMovie