As hotly tipped startup Turntable.fm closes its big funding round, it has competition coming from other new ventures. Former Googler Tim Zhou has launched something called Rolling.fm, which has startling similarities to Turntable.fm with its avatar-based social DJing. Users log in with their Facebook accounts, and can chat privately as well as publicly while spinning tunes or listening to those of other users. Songs can be uploaded from a user’s own collection, or searched for in the Rolling.fm library. As of this morning, the US-based service IS working in the UK, unlike Turntable.fm, although we’ll see how long that lasts.
Meanwhile, Outloud.fm doesn’t have the avatars, but is nevertheless based around playing songs to friends around a chat interface, using Facebook and Twitter logins. Users can upload from their computers or pull in music from Soundcloud. It too appears to be available outside the US. source: Evolver.fm source: Mashable