paidContent Quick Hits: 10.5.09

»  Six reasons why Electronic Arts (NSDQ: ERTS) isn’t an acquisition target. [Gamasutra]

»  Are Facebook’s “aggressive compliance checks” hurting the business models of developers who work with the site? [All Facebook]

»  Mint backer Dave McClure responds to the theory that the site’s investors forced the sale to Intuit. [Warning: foul language] [Master of 500 Hats]

»  Google’s Scott Huffman talks about the new search functions coming soon. [BusinessWeek]

»  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) under Carol Bartz is increasing its original content. [Variety]

»  With e-readers becoming more mainstream, publishers are worried about their products being “Napsterized.” [NY Times]

»  Local.com and Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) become targets of a fake press release. [Tech Trader Daily]

»  A list of some of the most-pirated content that isn’t American. [Shooting At Bubbles]