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Cloud security company OpenDNS has raised a $35 million investment round. Existing investors Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures participated in the financing, along with Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Equity, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Northgate Capital.

Intel has inked expanded relationships with Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco to accelerate network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined network (SDN) technologies. The collaboration is expected to bring the benefits of a standards-based approach to communications networks.

Cisco declared a quarterly dividend of 17 cents per common share to be paid on January 22, 2014, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 6, 2014. The company’s previous quarterly dividend, also of 17 cents per common share, was paid on October 23, 2013.