Chad and I have been wondering the same thing. How will this new deal with GlobeXplorer impact NASA World Wind (and other applications).

Now, I am just wondering if this is going to have any affect on World Wind users viewing VE imagery. Will Digital Globe honor the deals that Microsoft has made or will the same line that Google pulls be suddenly used by Microsoft?

Microsoft have been very open with people using their imagery, compared to Google and their deal with DigitalGlobe. One has to wonder though will this deal change things and how will DigitalGlobe impact Microsoft.