Stories by Kia Kokalitcheva

Survey software maker Qualtrics files for $200 million IPO

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

Qualtrics, a Utah-based maker of enterprise survey software, has filed to go public, on Friday filed for a $200 million IPO.

Why it matters: Qualtrics has long been rumored to be an IPO candidate, with expectations intensifying after rival SurveyMonkey's listing last month.

Amazon Go to open its first store in San Francisco

Amazon Go
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It was only a matter of time before Amazon Go, the online giant's futuristic new cashier-free stores, made it to San Francisco. Amazon is slated to open its first store in the city’s Financial District, according to records obtained by the SF Chronicle.

Why it matters: After directly contributing to the decline of a number of brick-and-mortar stores and chains through the benefits of e-commerce, Amazon now wants to own physical retail, too — but with its own twist of being cashierless, Kia Kokalitcheva writes.  

Uber tests new on-demand labor service

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Uber drivers could soon do more than shuttle passengers or food orders in their cars. The company is quietly testing a new service, Uber Works, for on-demand labor for businesses, according to the Financial Times.

The bottom line: After driving and food delivery, Uber wants to see if it can harness its massive labor pool for other purposes. It could also burnish its image with new lines of business as it prepares to go public likely next year.