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bleeding edge

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Of or being in the most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. Scientists at the local university are pioneering bleeding-edge cancer research. The company has released some of the most bleeding-edge smartphones in the world.
2. noun The most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. The work their organization is doing at the moment is the bleeding edge of public health. Anthony's fascination with gadgetry always has him at the bleeding edge of the latest technology.
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Whenever a program takes a chance on bleeding-edge technology, there is a possibility of being stuck with a current equivalent of the Betamax videotape recording format (for the young folks, that was the format that lost to VHS before VHS lost to DVD, which is now losing to TiVo and other digital technologies).
At a cocktail party beforehand that's part of the event, about two dozen companies will be showing off their bleeding-edge technologies for all to see.
At the time considered bleeding-edge, today the company's all-in-one, bundled suite approach is in use by major companies all over the world, and as a pioneer of this technology, Interactive Intelligence continues to be a front-runner, with more than 2,500 global customers, impressive year-over-year growth, and a 'first-to-market' approach that gives it a competitive advantage over much larger vendors.
But the technology is truly bleeding-edge at this point, and retailers have a lot to learn before deciding how to implement it in their stores.
Even worse, your bleeding-edge technology may not work at all.
While much of the industry buzz focuses on new channels and bleeding-edge technology, innovation is still needed for customer service and support optimization.
Built from the ground-up using the bleeding-edge Frostbite[TM] game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops PLAYSTATION[R]3 gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.
Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' bleeding-edge Frostbite(TM) game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.
E[acute accent]"The opportunity to interact with the best minds from the companies that serve as the vanguard of the supply chain management field, early access to bleeding-edge research and the ability to help steer the ongoing direction and focus of important research are all very exciting benefits.
At GMD he was known for his dedication, ability to increase team cohesiveness and productivity, and produce bleeding-edge conceptual ideas, designs and campaigns.