The term Bleeding Edge refers to a product or service, usually involving technology. Bleeding edge is mainly defined as newer and riskier technologies that may not work or may not be wanted in the marketplace. That is, the development of technology could run into an insurmountable technical obstacle that prevents the technology from working as designed. Usually, the technologies developed under the umbrella of the Bleeding edge is released in beta to early adopters in order to smooth out compatibility issues, user interface problems, and other underlying design flaws and bugs that slipped through early testing. The phrase Bleeding Edge was originally coined in an article entitled "Rumors of the Future and the Digital Circus" by Jack Dale, published in February 1994. As new technology breakthroughs happen, there are always some enterprises willing to be early adopters. The enterprises that choose to become early adopters have great chances of gaining a competitive advantage over their competitors, they have potential chances for sustainment of product leadership positions.
Here are a few examples of Bleeding Edge technology:
Displays: The world of displays has been a place for bleeding-edge development over the last few decades. Among the latest technologies currently generating excitement are curved displays, bendable displays, and ever-increasing resolutions, brightness, and refresh rates.