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iRows was a web-based spreadsheet in beta with a GUI similar to the traditional desktop-based spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel and It was shut down on December 31, 2006, after it was announced that its two founders had been hired by Google.[1]

iRows used Ajax and XML. It was described as an example of a Web 2.0 system.

iRows supported conventional spreadsheet features functions, value formatting and charts and added web oriented spreadsheet capabilities like collaboration (multiple people using a shared spreadsheet, sending a spreadsheet as a link instead of an attachment and ability to publish spreadsheets on other web pages (e.g. blogs).

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  1. ^ Michael Arrington (November 15, 2006). "Google Absorbing iRows". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 

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