At the weekend Microsoft has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo!. Microsoft now talks about improving search relevance, building an ad platform, about partnerships and innovation. Yesterday Yahoo! stock plunged, but still is higher than before the Microsoft offer happened.
A good reason why these sites are down:
The majority of Real World, Peter Gabriel and WOMAD web services are currently off-line. Our servers were stolen from our ISP’s data centre on Sunday night – Monday morning. We are working to restore normal service as soon as possible.