The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 1.15.2016

Trump and Cruz go at it in GOP debate; Obama to take part in YouTube Q&A; Hyatt discloses data breach was bigger than expected; Leadership change at Foursquare; Uber to pay $7 million fine in California.

Cruz, Trump finally go at it
The two Republican presidential candidates who are tops in the polls, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, took off the gloves in Thursday night’s Fox Business Network debate. Trump hammered away that Cruz is not a natural-born citizen, and therefore not eligible to be president. Cruz took shots at Trump’s "New York values."

How the media is calling it
Huffington Post: Trump is winning, and the GOP can’t figure out how to stop him; NYT: Cruz emerges as slashing debater; CBS News: Trump remains as angry, unapologetic as ever; Guardian: Cruz found out how to best Trump in a debate, but their bromance is over; Vox: One tweet explains why Trump is winning.


What to watch today:
President Obama will take questions on YouTube this afternoon about the State of the Union address. Three YouTube stars, Ingrid Nilsen, Destin Sandlin, and Adande Thorne, will ask their own questions. The event will be streamed via the White House’s YouTube page.

Hyatt: 2015 data breach bigger than expected
International hotel chain Hyatt Hotels said Thursday that a previously disclosed data breach was bigger than previously disclosed, affecting 250 hotels in 50 countries. It could make the incident one of the biggest breaches in the travel and hospitality industry’s history.

Leadership change at Foursquare
CEO Dennis Crowley said Thursday that he is stepping down from the location-based social network’s top job, to be replaced by COO Jeff Glueck. Crowley announced the changes, as well as a new round of funding, with a Medium post.

Uber to pay $7m fine in California
The ride-hailing service has agreed to pony up more than $7 million to California for not sharing data about trips taken via its service. However, Uber contends it gave the state all the information it requested and is contesting the exact dollar amount of the fine. 

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