Eval.google.com (Which stands for Passive Evaluation.) is a testing lab for Google search engine. The testing lab collects feedback and quality ratings from human editors, which are then passed onto Google engineers. The editors cannot directly fine tune, tweak, filter, or otherwise modify the search results and is supposed to still be in testing period. This could be testing for TrustRank that Google Trademarked a while back.
Other things going on...
Scripps said it would pay $525 million in cash for 100 percent of Shopzilla, which is a shopping search engine. Shareholders of Shopzilla would get Shopzilla's net working capital at the time of closing, estimated at around $35 million. The bought out is expected to be completed early in the third quarter of this year.
Espotting/FindWhat is going to be rebrand to Miva. The Company's ticker symbol will be changed to NASDAQ: MIVA. They expect the re-branding to be complete by the end of June 2005.