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Food content videos have become wildly popular on social media, but rarely can you order directly from your screen.

Diana Might and David Currant's concept could change that. The two, who were introduced by a mutual friend over Zoom, co-founded Mustard, a food video app that makes its uploaded food videos shoppable.

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Like most tech companies, Snap Inc. employees are largely white and male and the company has been grappling with its lack of diversity.

On Wednesday, its CEO Evan Spiegel gathered an all-star group of influential leaders in Southern California's tech space from Google to Spotify and Headspace for some well-intentioned hand wringing.

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Snap, TikTok and YouTube executives defended their efforts to protect kids on their platforms as Congress members battered them with questions Tuesday about the algorithms, safety measures and practices they use to keep young people engaged with their apps.

All the executives broadly said that they thought certain explicit content for underage users should be restricted, but they didn't commit to backing specific legislation.

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