You won't believe it. I'm not one to be a conspiracy theorist but just after I posted my semi-idea on boards (as I had no access to the admin pages of the intranet page in the first place) somebody who had full access to said pages decided to add RSS to the in company update tool so that all they had to do was recommend a suitable RSS ticker plugin to interface with said RSS files.
Co-incidence much? And here I was trying to challenge myself by building a firefox plugin to get around the fact that the page didn't have RSS as standard in the first place. I did impress senior management with my idea tho prior to them adopting and stealing it.