The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 4.25.2016

Kasich and Cruz team up; HBO fixes streaming errors during Game of Thrones premiere; Critics praise Lemonade; Trump comments at odds with those of convention guru; Snapchat's role in the 2016 election.

Kasich, Cruz team up to stop Trump
The campaigns of John Kasich and Ted Cruz are coordinating strategy to stop Donald Trump from reaching the delegate threshold needed to get the Republican nomination on the first ballot. Each campaign will clear the path for the other in states where its campaign cannot compete with Trump.

Quick fix for streaming errors during Game of Thrones
HBO quickly fixed an issue that showed an error message when thousands of viewers tried to stream the season six debut of Game of Thrones on Sunday night via HBO Now or HBO Go. The network said only a small number of subscribers saw error messages.

Lemonade revealed
After mysteriously teasing the project last week on social media, Beyonce rolled out Lemonade with an hour-long special on HBO on Saturday night. The album release is also a coup for streaming service Tidal, which had exclusive streaming rights. Critics say it is Beyonce’s most personal album yet.

Trump comments clash with those of new campaign chief
Donald Trump’s new convention guru Paul Manafort has said the Republican frontrunner will tone down the rhetoric as the GOP convention approaches, but Trump disavowed those comments while campaigning in Connecticut. Trump reassured supporters that he meant his statements that he will build a wall on the Mexican border.

Will Snapchat be the platform that defines the 2016 election?
New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg looks at how the technology threw some primary campaigns upside down this year, like email did in the 2000 race and bloggers did four years later. 

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