Time and Foursquare today announced an arrangement making them exclusive partners for the 2012 Democratic and Republican political conventions.
Individuals checking in or around either of the conventions will be able to unlock unique badges from Time and Foursquare. For those of you who aren't badge collectors, Time will use Foursquare to aggregate and visualize updates, "from reporters, newsmakers, and VIPs as they check in."
There are clearly plenty of comings and goings at the three year old New York tech darling. The question is whether all of these moves are indicative of something more substantial.
With Foursquare's valuation hovering around an estimated $700 million, the table is open. The company could be heading toward an acquisition or maybe an IPO. But, in all likelihood, it'll just continue along its current path.
Whatever the case, one thing is certain: Foursquare 2012, won't look like Foursquare 2011.