I have been following Skybox Imaging with interest since its inception and launch, starting from its amazing idea of a cheap space segment for earth observation: a constellation of small cheap satellites. Skybox Imaging was recently acquired by Google, and now they are starting to offer some free imagery through their Skybox for Good program to specific users. The program has started in its beta phase for now, limited to certain nonprofits. However, all data acquired under this program is also freely available through Google Earth Engine here; with a few clicks, the GeoTIFF files can be downloaded immediately.
Perhaps we are now entering the era of easily accessible high resolution remote sensing data, and, data crunching, analysis and information extraction methods and algorithms for the vast amounts of data being collected by remote sensing satellites will start to become an even more valuable commodity than they are now.
See coverage of this news by TechCrunch here.