Who would have thought that? Sony has created a Firefox add-on, called INTO, which displays sports news directly in the browser. The extension currently offers football (that is soccer if you are from the US) and tennis, with additional sports promised to follow at a later time.
Update: The INTO extension for Firefox is no longer available. Mozilla changed Firefox's extension engine in Firefox 57 which rendered all classic add-ons for the browser unusable in that version and future versions. A comparable extension is not available at this point in time. End
The extension may sound like a simple news feed type of add-on that displays headlines and nothing else, but that is not the case.
The first thing that you may notice when you install the add-on is that it is on the heavier sides of things with 2.8 Megabytes that need to be downloaded. You will then notice a new icon in the browser's status bar that you can click on to bring up the sidebar menu with information and configuration options.
Five buttons are listed here that you can switch between to access some of the functions that the extension makes available:
The alert feature is a nice idea, especially for web workers who work on the computer at times when football or tennis matches take place. This way it is possible to receive alerts about highlights of a match when they happen, and without losing focus on whatever other activities are pursued on the computer at that time.
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