Mash Up the Internet: Tool Makes Web Editable

Intel releases beta of free browser extension
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2008 12:53 PM CDT
The Intel exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center is seen Jan. 9, 2008 in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Want to chart real estate listings on a Google map? A free browser extension from Intel can do that and more. Intel Mash Maker, released in beta today, lets users edit Web pages and combine information from different sites using widgets. Users can copy existing widgets from an Intel gallery, adjust them to work on different sites, or write their own, reports CNet.

One existing widget displays Craigslist property listings combined with Yelp reviews of stores in the same area, and then plots it all on Google Maps. Firefox extension Greasemonkey inspired Mash Maker, but Intel’s product is more secure and accessible to non-programmers, said an Intel researcher. The extension works with Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7.