Google Absorbing iRows

The founders of Israeli Ajax spreadsheet iRows have confirmed what we wrote yesterday, they have been hired by Google and iRows will be shut down. The service is no longer accepting new accounts and will shut down completely at the end of this year. The company is providing instructions for its users to move their data to Google Documents. Financial details haven’t been disclosed.

iRows was founded by Yoah Bar-David and Itai Raz. Though Google acquired an advanced text search algorithm invented by Israeli student Ori Allon earlier this year, iRows is believed to be the first company in Israel to have been acquired by Google. There is no shortage of innovation coming from that country so iRows will probably not be the last.