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It used to be Stack Overflow Internet Services; I imagine at some point it was temporarily Stack Exchange Internet Services on the way to becoming Stack Exchange Inc. – Michael Mrozek Apr 10 '12 at 14:00
"Internet Services"!? Terrible name, glad they didn't keep it. – Ben Brocka Apr 10 '12 at 14:02
@MichaelMrozek - Oddly enough, if you go to the legal page in the web archive it still says the company name is Stack Exchange Inc., or maybe I'm misunderstanding how it works? – M.Babcock Apr 10 '12 at 14:03
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The official name of the company is "Stack Exchange Inc."

When we were originally just Stack Overflow, there was already a company called Stack Overflow Inc, so we had to call the company "Stack Overflow Internet Services Inc."

When we changed our name to Stack Exchange, we could become, simply, Stack Exchange Inc. The Careers reference was simply mistranslated from the original, longer name. The oversight is being corrected now. Thanks.

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The company used to be called "Stack Overflow Internet Services" and was renamed to just "Stack Exchange" in 2011.

The "Stack Exchange Internet Services Inc." looks like the result of an incomplete search & replace.

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