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Certificate of Incorporation - Inc.

                              MARKETWATCH.COM, INC.

                                    ARTICLE I

         The name of the corporation is, Inc.

                                   ARTICLE II

         The address of the registered office of the corporation in the State of
Delaware is 1209 Orange Street, City of Wilmington, County of New Castle. The
name of its registered agent at that address is The Corporation Trust Company.

                                   ARTICLE III

         The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or
activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation
Law of the State of Delaware.

                                   ARTICLE IV

         The total number of shares of all classes of stock which the
corporation has authority to issue is Thirty-five Million (35,000,000) shares,
consisting of two classes: Thirty Million (30,000,000) shares of Common Stock,
$0.01 par value per share, and Five Million (5,000,000) shares of Preferred
Stock, $0.01 par value per share.

         The Board of Directors is authorized, subject to any limitations
prescribed by the law of the State of Delaware, to provide for the issuance of
the shares of Preferred Stock in one or more series, and, by filing a
certificate of designation pursuant to the applicable law of the State of
Delaware, to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in
each such series, to fix the designation, powers, preferences and rights of the
shares of each such series and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions
thereof, and to increase or decrease the number of shares of any such series
(but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding). The number
of authorized shares of Preferred Stock may also be increased or decreased (but
not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote
of the holders of a majority of the stock of the corporation entitled to vote,
unless a vote of any other holders is required pursuant to a certificate or
certificates establishing a series of Preferred Stock.

         Except as otherwise expressly provided in any certificate of
designation designating any series of Preferred Stock pursuant to the foregoing
provisions of this Article IV, any new series of Preferred Stock may be
designated, fixed and determined as provided herein by the Board of Directors
without approval of the holders of Common Stock or the holders of Preferred
Stock, or any series thereof, and any such new series may have powers,
preferences and rights, including, without limitation, voting rights, dividend
rights, liquidation rights, redemption rights and conversion rights, senior to,
junior to or pari passu with the rights of the Common Stock, the Preferred
Stock, or any future class or series of Preferred Stock or Common Stock.

                                    ARTICLE V

         The Board of Directors of the corporation shall have the power to
adopt, amend or repeal Bylaws of the corporation.

                                   ARTICLE VI

         A. Election of directors need not be by written ballot unless the
Bylaws of the corporation shall so provide.

         B. Special meetings of stockholders of the corporation may be called
only by the Board of Directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of
the total number of authorized directors (whether or not there exist any
vacancies in previously authorized directorships at the time any such resolution
is presented to the Board for adoption), the Chairman of the Board, the Chief
Executive Officer or any holder of twenty five percent (25%) of the outstanding
Common Stock of the corporation.

                                   ARTICLE VII

         Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock
then outstanding, newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the
authorized number of directors or any vacancies in the Board of Directors
resulting from death, resignation or other cause may be filled (a) by the
stockholders at any meeting, (b) by a majority of the directors, although less
than a quorum, or (c) by a sole remaining director, and directors so chosen
shall hold office for a term expiring at the next annual meeting of stockholders
at which the term of office of the class to which they have been elected
expires, and until their respective successors are elected, except in the case
of the death, resignation, or removal of any director. No decrease in the number
of directors constituting the Board of Directors shall shorten the term of any
incumbent director.

                                  ARTICLE VIII

         A. To the fullest extent permitted by law, no director of the
corporation shall be personally liable for monetary damages for breach of
fiduciary duty as a director. Without limiting the effect of the preceding
sentence, if the Delaware General Corporation Law is hereafter amended to
authorize the further elimination or limitation of the liability of a director,
then the liability of a director of the corporation shall be eliminated or
limited to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law,
as so amended.

         B. To the extent permitted by applicable law, this corporation is also
authorized to provide indemnification of (and advancement of expenses to) agents
(and any other persons to which Delaware law permits this corporation to provide
indemnification) through bylaw provisions, agreements with such agents or other
persons, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, in excess
of the indemnification and advancement otherwise permitted by Section 145 of the
Delaware General Corporation Law, subject only to limits created by applicable
Delaware law (statutory or non-statutory), with respect to actions for breach of
duty to the corporation, its stockholders, and others.


         C. Neither any amendment nor repeal of any of the foregoing provisions
of this Article VIII, nor the adoption of any provision of this Certificate of
Incorporation inconsistent with this Article VIII, shall eliminate, reduce or
otherwise adversely affect any limitation on the personal liability of a
director of the corporation existing at the time of such amendment, repeal or
adoption of such an inconsistent provision.

                                   ARTICLE IX

         The name and mailing address of the incorporator is Sayre E. Stevick,
c/o Fenwick & West LLP, Two Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

         The undersigned incorporator hereby acknowledges that the foregoing
certificate is his act and deed and that the facts stated herein are true.

Date:  _____________, 1998

                                             Sayre E. Stevick, Incorporator


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