Sian Townsend worked at Google in user research developing the first contactless mobile wallet to allow users buy items using their phones. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake/Files

Irish software firm Intercom, which raised $23 million (€16.8 million) in new funding in January, has hired Google veteran Sian Townsend as director (...)

National College of Art graduate Paul Adams played a lead role in creating Google+ and is a former global head of brand design for Facebook.photograph: marc o’sullivan

Websites of the past were built around content, but websites of the future will be built around people. They will be highly tailored, personalised and(...)

German designer Werner Aisslinger, Prof Alex Milton, head of design at NCAD, and Intercom head of product design Paul Adams at the Cumulus Dublin design conference yesterday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Ireland lags behind its main competitors when it comes to prioritising and stimulating the creative economy, National College of Art and Design head o(...)

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker is one of the investors in the Social+Capital Partnership, which has invested in customer communication company Intercom. Photograph: Vince Bucci/AP Photo.

Customer communication company Intercom has closed a series A funding round worth $6 million (€4.48 million), backed by the Social+Capital Partnership(...)