Founders of Israeli spreadsheet company iRows join Google

The founders of iRows, a provider of a browser-based spreadsheet service, are joining Google, the company said.

"Google has not acquired iRows, however, iRows founders Yoah Bar-david and Itai Raz have joined Google," according to a Google spokeswoman. "We are excited to have engineers with their talent join us in our growing Tel Aviv and Haifa R&D centers. iRows will continue to support its customers until the end of the year."

The iRows founders reported the news on their company blog.

"Being at Google will allow us to continue doing what we love to do best but on a much larger scale. There is a lot of exciting work at Google waiting for us," the blog posting says, before detailing how to migrate iRows spreadsheets over to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

Google is making aggressive moves into the online productivity application area. A few weeks ago, Google bought JotSpot, a company with a system for building collaborative Web pages called wikis.

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