Nick Wingfield, WSJ:
11:00 a.m. EST: At the Windows 7 launch event in New York. It’s a zoo. Standing room only, but that’s mainly because Microsoft seems only to have budgeted for about 50 chairs. Lights are dimming. Micrsoft is playing Windows television commercials.
11:01: Microsoft Windows and Windows Live CFO Tami Reller takes the stage.
11:02: Microsoft opened Nasdaq directly from its campus in Redmond today, Reller says. “This is a big day for Microsoft.”
11:03: Windows customers number 1 billion.
11:04: Kylie, the young star of the “I’m a PC” commercials, is here. Reller is kneeling to see eye-to-eye with her. “I’m a PC, and here’s Steve Ballmer, Kylie says.
11:05: She chastises Ballmer for being late to meet with her this morning.
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