Myspace slow off the blocks integrating new tech from Imeem.

Myspace’s efforts to update their site’s music functionality by integrating technology purchased with their buyout of Imeem are plodding slowly ahead. There’s been no evidence of an update on site, but this email went out to Imeem users:

The MySpace Music team is working around the clock to duplicate your imeem playlists and make them available to you on myspacemusic.com as soon as possible. In the coming weeks, we will be emailing you with instructions on how to claim your playlists on MySpace Music, using your MySpace login. If you don’t have a MySpace account you can sign up for one here.

If you have questions about MySpace, please visit http://faq.myspace.com/app/home.

Thanks for your patience. We will be in touch soon.

– MySpace Music Team

How a net business with hundreds of millions of dollars of annual revenue can allow so much time to slip by in a market where they’re losing ground every day is hard to fathom – small as Imeem’s fire-sale purchase price may have been compared to Myspace’s turnover, their tech contribution was substantial, and constitutes a big opportunity for Myspace to catch back up to it’s competitors. One can only assume that Imeem were playing harball and not releasing anything before the lawyers had all shaken hands and inked the contracts, and are not particularly motivated by the Murdoch lash. I can see that having your company fail under you and being bought out by Darth Rupert might be disheartening.

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