After months of relatively smooth sailing, The Pirate Bay has been down for more than twelve hours today. The TPB team is aware of the situation, which is likely due to a technical issue. In the meantime, the site's .onion domain is still accessible over the Tor network.
Late last week, Kim Dotcom was getting ready to make a major announcement about Bitcache and the new Megaupload 2.0 service. However, just before going public the news was halted due to a "roadblock." Today, Dotcom reveals that he planned to announce a merger with a publicly listed Canadian company, but the stock exchange got in the way.